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12 Viral Photographs That Took the World by Storm but Tuned Out Fake

By Andrew Alpin, 17 June 2017

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Every day we are subjected to hundreds of fake viral images on the web. Among the thousands of viral photos, not all turn out to be genuine. In several instances, the most viral of images turn out to be the biggest fakes thanks to Photoshop. Take a look at several examples of viral images that were proved to be fake.

1 National Geographic Nominee without a nomination

This was projected falsely as a National Geographic nominee for photo of the year which made NatGeo’s credibility suffer badly. This is one of the most notorious images to hit the internet gaining huge popularity and visibility. The fake image turned out to be two unrelated pictures skillfully merged together.

National Geographic Nominee without a nomination

Image Source: www.ace.gr

2 The island castle or the castle island

This fake photoshopped image made millions actually believe it was real making it viral instantly. Taking a look at this image, one actually feels like taking a trip to Dublin Ireland instantly, unfortunately, it’s a huge fake.

The island castle or the castle island

Image Source: www.pinimg.com

3 A fruit to die for

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Blue watermelon, a rare breed, a magical Chinese fruit, the Japanese blue moon, all of these labels created an aura of rarity around this image which was actually a photoshopped image of an ordinary watermelon.

Blue colored watermelon

Image Source: www.quoracdn.net

4 Big Bang Theory

Among fake viral images, a genius will always be remembered. Einstein won’t be remembered for this photo especially among those who know their history. Why on earth would Einstein be riding around on a bike with the nuclear explosion in the background. That was held in Nevada 1962, seven years after the death of Einstein. Maybe a body double?

Big Bang Theory

Image Source: www.snopes.com

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