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The Instant Color TV Hoax, 1962
Sober Sue, the woman who never smiled, 1907
Brief History of Triple-Decker Buses
The Man-Eating Tree of Madagascar Hoax, 1874
Swiss peasants harvest spaghetti from trees, 1957
Fake Fish Photos
Taco Bells buys the Liberty Bell, 1996
The Great Space Monkey Hoax, 1953
Paul Krassner's Stereophonic Hoax, 1960
The Society for Indecency to Naked Animals, 1959
The first (fake) photo from the Curiosity rover

The first image (above) transmitted by the Curiosity rover from Mars was kind of blurry and unexciting. So the folks on Twitter and Tumblr substituted a more dramatic shot (below). It's circulating with the caption: "NASA just landed a rover on Mars, this is the very first picture. This JUST happened minutes ago."

It actually is a picture of Mars, but it was taken by the Mars Spirit rover in 2005. (link:

Categories: Photos/Videos
Posted by The Curator on Mon Aug 06, 2012
Comments (1)
After the DECADES I have waited for this moment in history to unfold, I didn't really care HOW blurry/bland the pics were! I am just ecstatic that they came through at all! (After all, the landing sequence was just about as complicated a setup as could possibly be imagined...) gulp cheese

Nice to see that THIS mission was chopped off like the rest of them were!
Posted by daveprime  in  Deep in the sticks...*yay internet!!*  on  Wed Aug 08, 2012  at  07:13 PM
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