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This image can be attributed to Pam Mullens a Canadian wildlife photographer sometimes going by the pseudonym EagleHunter. This image and other photos of eagles flying in interesting and unusual poses can be found on the eagle page of her portfolio site. I contacted Pam and she had this to say on the subject: I can tell you this image is real and not ...


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TL;DR: No, the image is photo-shopped. This is shown by: Finding an earlier published image which is extremely similar, aside from the content of the placard being Israeli flag (star of David) instead of a message; and no other changes aside from minor image processing ones (different compression ratio, minor cropping) Preponderance of circumstantial ...


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The photo is real: unstaged and not 'doctored'. But all the surrounding text from the originating claim is misleading. The photo depicts the artist Mare Tralla. And some visitors to an art exhibition called Naine&Naine at the Pärnu Summer festival. It is important to note that she was scheduled to open the exhibition. An exhibition that also showed ...


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It's definitely possible for an eagle to be upside down during flight. Here's a Youtube video titled "Bald Eagle barrel roll". It shows some eagles playing or fighting or something and doing barrel1 rolls in the process. The picture you found could just be a well-timed photograph that happened during the middle of this eagle's roll. Here's a gif showing a ...


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No, it is not a real photo. It is computer rendering created by Anton Balazh, a graphic artist who lives in St. Petersburg, Russia This graphic is available in his portfolio on Shutterstock: Highly detailed Earth, illuminated by moonlight. The glow of cities sheds light on the detailed exaggerated terrain and translucent water of the oceans. Elements of ...


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This photo was taken during the 1997 famine in North Korea by Justin Kilcullen, director of the Irish Catholic charity Trócaire. A period news report says: The Irish delegation met a member of North Korea's ruling Workers' Party Central Committee and two vice-ministers, said Mr Kilcullen. They raised issues of human rights, arms sales and economic ...


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Yes, it is true. Xenon arc lamps (flash tubes) are a common light source used in accelerated aging tests, and will cause the breakdown of light-reactive (or "fugitive") pigments, as well as speed up the physical deterioration of paper, canvas and similar grounds. You can do a web search on the terms "accelerated aging pigment xenon" (without the quotes) to ...


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This is a normal bird "thing". It's known as "whiffling": Whiffling is a term used in ornithology to describe the behavior whereby a bird rapidily descends with a zig-zagging, side-slipping motion. Sometimes to whiffle, a bird flies briefly with its body turned upside down but with its neck and head twisted 180 degrees around in a normal position. ... ...


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The image turns out to be photoshopped. Apparently, that picture has been tweeted recently by a columnist called Jonah Goldberg here on 14 June 2015 and went viral: After rigorous search online, an old occurrence of the photo was found which was posted on flickr on February 11, 2014: So, if we want to match the images together, it would look like this: ...


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No, he couldn't have been. He was born in 1936 and Black Sabbath was most famous in his 40's (1970's). In the picture he is wearing a cassock, which clearly does not normally have Black Sabbath images printed on top, and he's clearly in his late 20's or early 30's. In particular, the poster depicted as the t-shirt image shows the Master of Reality ...


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The first image is legitimate. It is of a Paradise CA neighborhood after the Camp fire raged through the town (KTVU). The third image definitely is not of Paradise CA. This image was used three months prior to the Camp fire in support of a conspiracy theory regarding the use of directed energy weapons in these fires (conspiracy theorist). Addressing the ...


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No, the Queen isn't queuing for a sandwich in this photo. It turns out be a cardboard cutout of Queen Elizabeth II or a photoshopped image. Several images were posted on Berlin.de on June 23, 2015 16:43. They were attributed to photographer Charles Yunck. According to Berlin.de, Origin: B.Z. war mit der Queen quer durch Berlin unterwegs. Die 89-Jährige ...


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Here is a Snopes article about the image. The images are real, and they do indeed show the same girl. The implication of the meme seems to be that CNN faked the image, or used it in a different context. There is no evidence for either. Were these photos published or used by CNN? The first and second image were used by CNN and correctly describe the ...


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The image was stated to have been photoshopped. UPDATE: Welp, the fun's over. Esurance contacted us today, and they're saying the image above is photoshopped. To be fair, we were incredulous when we first saw the photo, but decided to roll with it when we saw Esurance addressed the lady who first tweeted out the above image, and said they'd removed the ...


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The Short Answer This is a real photograph of a respected artist in Estonia presenting a creative work to an audience of various ages. The composition of the audience appears to be unremarkable to those present in the photo. The Detailed Answer The image is real in that it does not appear to be substantively altered. There are no apparent artifacts of a ...


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It's real and was confirmed by esurance in a tweet. Just in case the tweet gets removed later, here is a screenshot: According to several sources online, the billboard was put in Chicago, not in New York: redeye Chicago Esurance removes Chicago billboards with NSFW typo A blog post Here's A Big Billboard That Says Dick In Downtown Chicago


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The risk of photo-degradation depends on materials and dyes used. Many related studies on different materials have been gathered into book "Effects of Light on Materials in Collections: Data on Photoflash and Related Sources" by Terry Trosper Schaffer. According to studies presented in that book, there are certainly some materials which are sensitive to ...


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This could easily be a manipulated photo of a "Spazm" Halloween doll. Here's an image of one recently sold on eBay: And a slightly different newer model on Amazon:


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This image shows the banner of a group called LGBT Against Islamophobia. The specific image was taken at Birmingham Pride in 2015, but they were also at other prides such as London Pride. Personally, I agree that it may seem a bit odd to focus on religious discrimination or racism at pride, but I see no irony in one oppressed group being against the ...


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The image is not from National Geographic, but from the TV show Nature's Deadliest (image 3 in the slideshow) from Animal Planet. Waffelsatnoon.com and hoaxorfact.com both describe it as dramatization (ie acting). Here is another image from the show, provided by waffelsatnoon.com:


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American Indians of the Pacific Northwest - Library Of Congress [Carolyn J. Marr] illustrates a change in Native Americans' attitudes towards photography from the late 19th to the early 20th century. At first, many Native Americans were wary of having their photographs taken and often refused. They believed that the process could steal a person's ...


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The label is real. It is a joke on behalf of the manufacturer, the Norwegian company "Ugly Children's Clothing" (They now seem to be trading as Marius Kids; the history/relationship was too convoluted for Google Translate to adequately explain.) Evidence that it hasn't been faked in Photoshop comes from the various different sources of different clothes ...


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No. This particular photo is not real. This particular ship did visit Venice and the photo was taken during that time. Here is a comparison: The second photo in this montage shows the source for the cover. You can even see a "pixel" marking on the front from where the lamppost was removed. Second proof is this cover for the same movie. As you can see ...


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Yes, the photograph is real and comes from Adam Wrinkler's book "Gunfight: The Battle over the Right to Bear Arms in America" which he mentioned in an article on Huffington Post on the topic of gun control in the Wild West: Guns were obviously widespread on the frontier. Out in the untamed wilderness, you needed a gun to be safe from bandits, natives, ...


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Can photography actually be used for terrorism? It can absolutely be used for aiding in planning terror attacks. I don't have the articles handy at the moment but a good source is StratFor's series of counter-terrorism and security articles. To paraphrase their many articles: Any planned terror attack has standard phases, one of which is recon of the ...


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The photo is from an Estonian exhibition. The exhibit runs "29.06 – 3.08.2019" or June 29th 2019 through August 3rd 2019. Evidence that this is the correct exhibit is that some of the visitors on the citizenfreepress web site image (such as the woman in the pink hat) are also in the exhibit photographs on the linnagalerii web site. I don't believe it is ...


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As already stated by Frederico et. al. it's not the supermoon over Gdansk because the picture was already posted earlier. It's neither genuine because the line of sight (feel free to enable the 3d vision) in the pic is almost NNE to SSW and the moon never stands that low over Gdańsk looking in this direction - at least in the "summer three quarter". ...


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