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Was Pope Francis a Black Sabbath fan in his youth?

Recently I stumbled upon the following image: Could this be real? I'm guessing this is fake, but I am at work and can't do a complete research about it. The reason I find this may be fake is ...
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Is this “Remove child before washing” clothes label real?

The image below went somewhat viral: It shows a clothes label with the text "Remove child before washing". Is this an actual clothes label of an actual commercially available piece of clothing? ...
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Is this picture, apparently showing an eagle flying upside-down, manipulated?

I found this picture on facebook: It definitely doesn't come from a particularly credible source (I F***ing Love Science), but I'm curious if there's anything so wrong with the picture that there ...
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Are there ways to “photoshop” a picture with no trace [closed]

I don't have any sources, But I've heard several claims that a photo can be edited in such a way that there is literally no trace it was digitally edited. My question regards the usual digital ...
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Did Esurance put up a billboard saying “Cover your home in a dick”?

This tweet has been making the rounds about the dangers of bad kerning: I call shenanigans. Surely someone noticed the problem while the sign was going up? Has the image of the sign been modified ...
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Did smiling, female Israeli soldiers pose with “We kill Children” placards during Gaza War?

This image is widely shared on social media. Did they really do that? The photo seems real because there is what appears to be Hebrew letters in the background and the uniforms look right.
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Were firearms prohibited in Dodge City, Kansas in the 1870s?

This image has made the rounds in various discussions of gun control in the USA. The picture was purportedly taken in Dodge City, Kansas (Popular culture's quintessential Wild West town, populated ...
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Is the climber's head-lamp backstory for this long-exposure photo feasible?

I enjoyed reading the fascinating story of how a climber took an amazing long-exposure photo of his climb up, down and around a Peak District landmark. See: "Blazing a trail! Climber takes ...
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Making photo of apollo from earth [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Has man walked on the Moon? Is it possible to see apollo landing station, US flag, footprints, moon cars from earth or from space (from earth orbit, e.g. from Hubble ...
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Does this photo show large crowds of protestors in Mexico?

I'm prompted to ask this question by a Facebook post by "US Uncut". The Mexican media has blacking out the protests against their new government, who have been accused of doing everything from ...
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Were there ever any photos/pictures of Hitler's bunker published by Allied armies? [closed]

I was reading this website article which describes how a Life photographer had captured (photo numbers 2-6) the insides of Führerbunker and the place where Adolf Hitler and his wife Eva Braun killed ...
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Did some cultures believe that photography can steal your soul?

Some westerners think that people from pre-modern cultures considered photography "stealing somebody's soul". (Comment on Travel.SE, article by a photographer). Was this the case?
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Does camera flash destroy art?

This is a question which is highly discussed on the Internet but I've been researching for a long time and I've never found any scientific proof backing this up. It's known (or at least spoken of) ...
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Can you detect a hidden camera in a trial room/changing room with your phone?

There's this message spreading virally over the internet: Read This Message.....!!!! How to Detect Hidden Camera in Trial Room? In front of the trial room take your mobile and make sure ...
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Can photography be used for terrorism, and can restricting it reduce terrorism?

I'm seeing lots of claims that photography could contribute to terrorism, and photographers are being stopped on a regular basis in many more places than before, especially in the UK (see ...
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Do light field cameras exist?

A company called Lytro claim to be producing a light-field camera that has a key feature that the focus point can be moved after the image has been taken. Their claims have been questioned by jwz, a ...
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Is the Pale Blue Dot smaller than a pixel?

The Earth in the famous Pale Blue Dot image (below) is claimed by NASA to be "0.12 pixel in size". How can something be visible on a digital screen which is smaller than a pixel (or sub-pixel, which ...
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What is the scientific explanation of “Orbs” in photographs?

This is a typical extract form a blog post about Orbs, Reading an article about orbs, the mysterious lights sometimes appearing in photographs, I was reminded of how little we know of the ...
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Does this photo show a ghost?

Are there any ghosts that are captured on photos? More specifically, I'm referring to this famous ghost picture: I've never heard anyone debunking the myth of this photo, but I think this picture ...