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Cat that walked 3000 miles to find its owners, 1951
Old-Time Photo Fakery, 1900 to 1919
Can a bar of soap between your sheets ease muscle cramps?
The boy with the golden tooth, 1593
Prankster causes volcano to erupt, 1974
Adolf Hitler Baby Photo Hoax, 1933
Paul Krassner's Stereophonic Hoax, 1960
Rachael Ray cooks her family and her dog
Did Paul McCartney die on Nov. 9, 1966?
The Great Wall of China Hoax, 1899
Brady Yawning

This photo has been circulating online since early 2012, with captions such as "Dogception" and "Perfect Timing Picture". Many assume the framed picture of the dog yawning in the background was digitally added. It wasn't. The shot was taken by photographer Jill Maguire in late 2011, who explains on her Flickr account that it really is a photo of her dog Brady yawning in front of a photo of himself yawning:

This photo was picked up on Facebook and I even found a Reddit thread on it. Cracks me up to have people debating my Photoshop skills. This isn't Photoshopped! It's simply a picture of Brady yawning in front of a framed print of him yawning.**
 
I ordered a big framed copy of "Rawr" and hung it in our bedroom. I knew I wanted to get a shot like this, but I didn't expect it to happen when I had my camera packed up and was on my way to a pet photography shoot. Brady had just gotten on the bed and I knew there was a good chance he'd yawn. I was right. Next time I'll make sure the bed is made!



Rawr, by Jill Maguire


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