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Tube of liquor hidden in prohibition-era boot, 1920s
Prof. Wingard's Death Ray Hoax, 1876
war of the worlds
The night Martians invaded New Jersey, 1938
Stotham, Massachusetts: the town that didn't exist, 1920
'Solar Armor' freezes man in Nevada Desert, 1874
Jernegan's Gold Accumulator Scam, 1898
The Great Electric Sugar Swindle, 1884
Dog wins art contest, 1974
Samsung invents the on/off switch
Snowball the Monster Cat, 2000
Iran’s new stealth fighter flies (with help from photoshop)
The Iranian news website Khouz News recently posted a picture of Iran's new stealth fighter, the Qaher F313.


But The Atlantic Wire points out that the photo is actually a composite. The background is a photo of Mount Damavand from a stock-image site. The jet fighter was cut-and-pasted from a photo of what is apparently a plastic jet fighter (because it seems to lack exterior bolts or rivets) on display indoors.


In Iran's defense, the photo could have been intended as a kind of mock-up of what the plane would look like while flying. But given the Iranian military's past history of photoshopping, no one is cutting them much slack.

The Guardian suggests that the purpose of the photo was not to fool skeptical westerners, but rather to pull the wool over the eyes of the Iranian people by leading them to believe that their country is more technologically advanced than it really is.
Categories: Military, Photos/Videos
Posted by The Curator on Wed Feb 13, 2013
Comments (1)
As if the original photos of their 'jet' weren't hysterical enough, this was downright hilarious.

If they're gonna fake something, they should have gone for something even more dramatic, like a flying wing or saucer design.
Posted by Robin Bobcat  in  Californian Wierdo  on  Wed Feb 13, 2013  at  12:02 PM
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