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Old-Time Photo Fakery, 1900 to 1919
'Solar Armor' freezes man in Nevada Desert, 1874
Dead Body of Loch Ness Monster Found, 1972
A black lion: real or fake?
Mule elected G.O.P. committeeman, 1938
Tourist Guy 9/11 Hoax, Sep 2001
The Case of the Vanishing Belly Button, 1964
Jean Gauntt, the Immortal Baby, 1939
The Great Electric Sugar Swindle, 1884
Baby Yoga, aka Swinging Your Kid Around Your Head
Man prosecuted for photoshopping
Over in Zimbabwe they treat photoshopping as a serious offense, especially if you decide to photoshop your head onto the body of Robert Mugage, as graphic designer Ronald Chikambure allegedly did. The official charge against him was "undermining the authority of the President."

Apparently detectives were tipped off that Chikambure was displaying said photoshopped picture on the wall of his office, so they raided his office. They didn't find the picture on the wall, but they did find a copy of it on his laptop, and that was enough to land him in court.

Unfortunately, a copy of the photo in question doesn't seem to have been released. I guess they don't have the Smoking Gun over in Zimbabwe. [newzimbabwe.com]
Categories: Law/Police/Crime, Photos/Videos
Posted by The Curator on Fri Feb 08, 2013
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