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Rachael Ray cooks her family and her dog
Eccentric's last prank, 66 years after his death, 1900
Samsung invents the on/off switch
Paul Krassner's Stereophonic Hoax, 1960
Snowball the Monster Cat, 2000
Van Gogh's ear exhibited, 1935
Man flies by own lung power, 1934
Pierre Brassau, Monkey Artist, 1964
Crying Child Photo Controversy

There's some controversy over the Daily Mirror's recent cover showing a crying child. The context implies it's a British child crying because of a lack of food, but (as blogger Dan Barker uncovered) it's actually an American child who was crying because she lost an earthworm.

Turns out it was a stock photo that the Daily Mirror acquired from Getty Images. But the Daily Mirror is defending itself. Its editor Lloyd Embley writes, "Imagine the stink if we'd used a pic of an actual child who had received food parcels." [theguardian.com]
Categories: Photos/Videos
Posted by The Curator on Wed Apr 16, 2014
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