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The Crown Prince Regent of Thulia, 1954
A black lion: real or fake?
The Great Wall of China Hoax, 1899
Stotham, Massachusetts: the town that didn't exist, 1920
The Cradle of the Deep, a literary hoax, 1929
The Case of the Vanishing Belly Button, 1964
The Nobody For President Campaign, 1940 to Present
Use your left ear to detect lies
Fake Photos of Very Large Animals
Life discovered on the moon, 1835
Long-Tongue Girl
Exhibit A:


This image has been floating around the internet for quite a while. Over four years, I would guess, which is a lifetime in internet years.

I don't know why it caught my attention, but it did, and I decided to see if I could find any information about it. Or rather, although it's obvious the picture has been photoshopped, I was curious how much it had been altered.

I soon dug up a second (seemingly earlier) version of the picture. Exhibit B:



The girl's tongue is shorter here, but it's still very long. So is this the original photo? Or has it also been shopped? I don't know, but my suspicion is that it's the original. Which means the girl in the picture really does have a very long tongue. Who this girl is, I have no idea. But I wonder if she's aware that she's famous on the internet as 'long-tongue girl'?
Categories: Body Manipulation, Photos/Videos
Posted by The Curator on Thu Apr 26, 2012
Comments (4)
I think it's a reference to Gene Simmons or one of the hair metal albums of the 1980s where a guy had a massive tongue.
Posted by mr. mike  in  So-Cal.  on  Thu Apr 26, 2012  at  01:53 PM
I did some looking and the album in question is Poison's "Open up and Say...Ahh!" from 1988. And it was a woman made up like a cat with a giant fake red tongue, not a man.
Posted by mr. mike  in  So-Cal.  on  Fri Apr 27, 2012  at  11:41 PM
This isn't very helpful, but I think I saw something a few weeks ago about a new Guinness record-holder for longest tongue, and judging by the photo her tongue was a similar length to this one (I don't think it was the same person). So such tongues are feasible.
Posted by MrHenderson  in  Teddington, UK  on  Sun Apr 29, 2012  at  06:02 PM
Google and thou shalt find. The Guiness record-holder is called Chanel Tapper and there's an interview with her here:
http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/news/2011/9/record-holder-profile-chanel-tapper-–-world’s-longest-tongue-(female)/
Posted by MrHenderson  in  Teddington, UK  on  Mon Apr 30, 2012  at  05:30 PM
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