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Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Shark attack picture of the day 


It is generally lame to send around random photos that come over the email transom, but this one is so cool I couldn't resist. It came with a caption claiming that it was a genuine picture, allegedly taken by the British Navy off the coast of South Africa during a military exercise. As always, click to enlarge.


No word on whether anything happened to the guy clinging to the ladder.

BAMBOOZLED!: Countless commenters have revealed this photo as a fake, which just goes to show that my general rule is a sound one!


10 Comments:

By Blogger mason88, at Tue Sep 26, 06:05:00 PM:

So what was a South African helicopter doing in front of the Golden Gate Bridge?  

By Anonymous MTF, at Tue Sep 26, 06:18:00 PM:

Phamously photoshopped picture.

Link  

By Anonymous filkoski, at Tue Sep 26, 06:18:00 PM:

This picture was a hoax that circulated around the internet several years ago. Here is a link proving it is a hoax.
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2002/08/0815_020815_photooftheyear.html  

By Blogger Eagle1, at Tue Sep 26, 06:19:00 PM:

Urban myth, as set out here.  

By Anonymous Anonymous, at Tue Sep 26, 06:26:00 PM:

My question was rather snarky. Reuters would be proud.

mason88  

By Blogger Eagle1, at Tue Sep 26, 09:19:00 PM:

I guess I should have read MTF's link first.  

By Blogger Georgfelis, at Tue Sep 26, 10:14:00 PM:

Fake but accurate? Dan Rather, call your office!  

By Anonymous Anonymous, at Tue Sep 26, 11:27:00 PM:

TigerHawk,

I know it's Iowa football season but ya gotta get back with life, that fake pic was out at least 4yrs ago. I believe the background is the Golden Gate Bridge. Don't photoshop any Iowa touchdowns for this weekend(in case your testing). WE WILL BE SEEING ALL! (on espn)  

By Anonymous MTF, at Wed Sep 27, 09:39:00 AM:

Yes, we will be watching the Buckeyes in action! This might just be a wonderful year for all of us transplanted Princeton Ohioans!  

By Anonymous BIRD OF PARIDISE, at Thu Sep 28, 10:24:00 PM:

SHARK ATTACK here come the lawyers  

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