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The Nazi Air Marker Hoax, 1942
Paul Krassner's Stereophonic Hoax, 1960
Rare planetary alignment decreases gravity, 1976
The Great Space Monkey Hoax, 1953
Old-Time Photo Fakery, 1900 to 1919
Van Gogh's ear exhibited, 1935
Script of Casablanca rejected, 1982
The Diaphote, a television hoax, 1880
The Very Tall Bride

The above picture has been doing the rounds in recent months, often with the caption "Very Tall Bride."

The bride in the photo is Allyssa DeHaan, a collegiate basketball player at Michigan State University from 2006 to 2010. In real life DeHaan is very tall — 6 ft 9in. So could this photo be real?

Well, no. When I first saw it, I thought perhaps she was standing on a box, perhaps for a gag photo. But some more investigation revealed her height in the photo is a result of good, old-fashioned photoshopping. The manipulation was done by a DeviantArt member going by the username lowerrider, who enjoys creating fantasy photos of giant women.

I found the original, unaltered photo of DeHaan at her wedding (below) over at Flickr.


Categories: Photos/Videos
Posted by The Curator on Mon Mar 18, 2013
Comments (1)
Pretty good job too. The 'artist' even tipped the heads of the girls to the far right and left up more to give the height effect better plausibility!
Posted by hulitoons  in  Abingdon, Maryland  on  Tue Mar 19, 2013  at  03:06 PM
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