The Museum of Hoaxes
hoax archive hoax archive hoax archive hoax archive hoax archive
Samsung invents the on/off switch
The Nobody For President Campaign, 1940 to Present
Princess Caraboo, servant girl who became a princess, 1817
September Morn, the painting that shocked the censor, 1913
Did Paul McCartney die on Nov. 9, 1966?
Did Poe say 'The best things in life make you sweaty'?
The Great Wall of China Hoax, 1899
A black lion: real or fake?
Old-Time Photo Fakery, 1900 to 1919
The damp spot that hoaxed a city, 1912
Keep Your City Clean
image Big Gary pointed out this AP photo to me. I don't doubt the photo is real, but the caption explains the irony of the scene:

A car bomb explodes, detonated by U.S. troops after it was discovered at the scene of the double car bombing in Baghdad, Iraq Thursday, April 14, 2005. The initial attack killed 18 and wounded three dozen, but no one was injured in this controlled explosion. The sign at left reads 'Keep Your City Clean' in Arabic.(AP Photo/Samir Mizban)
Categories: Military, Photos/Videos
Posted by The Curator on Fri Apr 15, 2005
Comments (4)
That same picture was on the front of the newspaper "The Sun Herald" today. Our History teacher showed it to us. I think it's real.
Posted by Casey W  on  Fri Apr 15, 2005  at  06:48 PM
This photo seems like a re-enactment of that popular poster from the '70s that showed a nuclear-bomb mushroom cloud with the slogan, "Have a Nice Day."
Posted by Big Gary C  in  Dallas, Texas  on  Sat Apr 16, 2005  at  04:46 PM
Reminds me of something I once saw in N Korea: they were having one of the big parades that they like to put on every now and then to show off their military
Posted by Accipiter  on  Sat Apr 16, 2005  at  09:14 PM
unfortunately the photo is real. There is a video of a similar explosion, I saw on either or, which I'm pretty sure was actually a bigger blast then the one pictured here.
Posted by Sheldon Reynolds  in  Austin, Texas  on  Mon Apr 18, 2005  at  09:53 AM
Commenting is no longer available for this post.
All text Copyright © 2014 by Alex Boese, except where otherwise indicated. All rights reserved.