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Taco Bells buys the Liberty Bell, 1996
Adolf Hitler Baby Photo Hoax, 1933
Jean Gauntt, the Immortal Baby, 1939
The Gallery of Fake Viral Images
The damp spot that hoaxed a city, 1912
Dead Body of Loch Ness Monster Found, 1972
Baby Yoga, aka Swinging Your Kid Around Your Head
What do the lines on Solo cups mean?
Van Gogh's ear exhibited, 1935
The disumbrationist art hoax, 1924
Lee Harvey Oswald’s ‘Backyard Photo’: Not A Fake!
Photo-fakery expert Hany Farid has confirmed, after a two-month analysis, that the famous photo of Lee Harvey Oswald posing in his backyard with a rifle was not a fake. From unionleader.com:

Farid said over the years, he's received dozens and dozens of requests to analyze the photo. What helped him decide to take on the project was a recent study he worked on looking at how the human brain processes images.
He used a computer program Facegen, to build a virtual 3D model of Oswald's head. Once that was completed, he added in the background features of the photo. Through a series of computations, he figured out where the camera had to be, the trajectory of the sun and where Oswald was in relation to the camera...
Farid said given the technology available 46 years ago, there is no way someone would have been able to get the internal and external elements of the photo just right in order to fabricate not only the one photo, but two others in the series.

I have a blurb about the "backyard photo" in the hoax photo archive. As far as I know, there was no longer any real controversy about the authenticity of the photo, except among a handful of conspiracy theorists. But what helped start the controversy, back in 1964, was that when magazines published the image, they retouched it in various ways. As a result, there were a number of versions of the image in circulation, with differing details, and this created suspicions.
Categories: Photos/Videos
Posted by The Curator on Fri Nov 06, 2009
Comments (3)
So you must then believe everything the govt says about Oswald being the lone shooter? Uh huh, then the experts, whom you profess to say you are, were not wrong regarding the recent banking fiasco, the fact that our political system is not corrupted by paying interests which in effect makes the USA for sale at any price, just make sure the nonexperts are kept ignorant through diversion, coversion and the experts say you have to take a shot whether or not you want it or govt will fine you. You experts make me sick and our political system even sicker!
Posted by JBlow  in  Texas  on  Sun Nov 08, 2009  at  12:11 AM
JBlow is right. I'd go further: Farid's whole education and career has been subsidized by BIG GOVERNMENT, including by the National Science Federation which everyone knows is a front organization for BIG GOVERNMENT. Maybe this is the price Farid was asked to pay for all those 'scholarships' and 'awards'? Maybe - just maybe - he was asked to PROVE HIS LOYALTY through this declaration? (Look at his name: is that the name of a REAL AMERICAN?) I'm not saying that's so, I'm just asking the question. JUST QUESTION THE OLIGARHY. That's all I'm saying.
Posted by outeast  on  Mon Nov 09, 2009  at  05:46 AM
Question it? I can't even pronounce it!
Posted by Rich  in  Australia  on  Wed Nov 11, 2009  at  11:23 PM
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