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The Great New York Zoo Escape Hoax, 1874
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Cursed by Allah
Actress who claimed she was kidnapped by puritans, 1950
Jennifer Love Hewitt's Disappearing Breasts
The Case of the Vanishing Belly Button, 1964
The Cradle of the Deep, a literary hoax, 1929
Sewer Horse
The latest internet meme is Sewer Horse: "Sewer Horse is Watching You"

I have no explanation for the image. Is it real or fake? I haven't got a clue. It seems a bit unlikely that a horse would end up in a sewer, but then he could be in a large underground tunnel that has an opening he's looking out of. Sewer Horse is so popular that he even has his own website.
Categories: Animals, Photos/Videos
Posted by The Curator on Tue Jun 17, 2008
Comments (12)
What strikes me is how unlikely it is that none of the people in the background are looking at a HORSE STICKING HIS HEAD OUT OF A HOLE IN THE GROUND.

I vote for "fake."
Posted by Cranky Media Guy  on  Tue Jun 17, 2008  at  09:52 PM
At the risk of stating the bleeding obvious: Sewer Horse is presumably the opposite of Ceiling Cat, if that's the kind of explanation you're looking for.
Posted by Marc  in  Chicago  on  Tue Jun 17, 2008  at  10:48 PM
But Basement cat is the opposite of ceiling cat!
Maybe sewer horse is one of his minions?
Posted by Captain DaFt  on  Wed Jun 18, 2008  at  01:15 AM
OMG, it's easy to see that it's wrong, as that is obviously not a "Sewer" Horse... It's a StormDrain Horse...duh
Posted by Hairy Houdini  on  Wed Jun 18, 2008  at  02:06 AM
Alex, I agree. The horse probably entered a large storm drain or other tunnel and it happens so often that the kids aren't even interested.
Posted by Christopher Cole  in  Tucson AZ  on  Sat Jun 21, 2008  at  03:24 PM
Oh Great Ceiling Cat!
I hope that horse is in a tunnel!!
PS Ceiling Cat sees everything!
Posted by Magnoire La Chouette  in  Southeast Louisiana  on  Mon Jun 23, 2008  at  06:04 PM
Basement Cat is the opposite of Ceiling Cat. The two of them also manifest themselves as the avatars tacgnol and longcat.

Sewer Horse is a neutral third-party from the Far East, unrelated to the white/black good/evil ceiling/basement manicheism of the cats (as pointed above, horses are traditionally associated with Mongolian Chinese armies; while cats are Egyptian, thus middle-eastern and dualist).
Posted by Leonardo Boiko  on  Thu Jul 03, 2008  at  04:55 PM
What bothers me is that those children have a hole in their playground deep enough to hold a horse. This is dangerous. What's more, the horse must be uncomfortable because its neck must be severely bent to fit under that deep concrete edge of the hole. Or - wait! could it be photoshopped?
Posted by Mr Henderson  in  Teddngton UK  on  Thu Jul 10, 2008  at  08:00 PM
Best guess - I'd have to say the photo was cut/pasted, prolly starting at the area where the consistency of the dirt changes from just dirt to dirt and rocks. The odds that a bunch of young kids would ignore a horse in the ground (duh!) aren't awfully good. Pretty fair job, though. cool grin
Posted by Cookie  in  Northern California, USA  on  Tue Jan 05, 2010  at  01:24 PM
this pic is fake, but if you go to the website, the second picture is legit. a draft horse fell into the hole. they eventually got him out n he was alright.
Posted by Holly Eppli  in  Tennessee, US  on  Mon Sep 06, 2010  at  02:17 PM
Well I personally don't understand what is so fascinating about this picture it's just a horse sticking his head out of a hole. And it's obviously been photo-shopped into this picture or any other picture. And why is the horse considered evil? I don't understand how people can be fascinated with something so silly. What has our world gone to?
Posted by JoJo  on  Wed Sep 15, 2010  at  12:41 AM
Certain tornado prone areas have underground tunnels for livestock.

This could be one of them.
Posted by Amanda Walts  in  Daytona  on  Fri Jul 15, 2011  at  05:44 PM
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