Someone Else’s Hoax Photo Test

Here's a site that has created a flash-based hoax photo test. 10 photos in all. I only got 7 out of 10 correct. But then I'm not sure about some of their answers. For instance, they claim that this picture of a camel spider is fake. I don't think it's fake. Granted, the lens is positioned very close to the spider to make it look huge, but that doesn't mean the photo is a fake. I'm also suspicious of their info regarding the picture of a 'McDonald's Fried Chicken Head.' The picture is real enough, but I had never heard that McDonald's 'fessed up to letting a chicken head slip through the manufacturing process. I mean, if that was a real head, does that imply that McDonald's uses real chicken meat in their nuggets? Unlikely 😉 As for the picture of a 'worm removed from eye', I'm willing to accept that's real, if they say so.


Posted on Tue Oct 05, 2004


I got the cat wrong. There is a type of cat called the Maine(?) and it grows real large.
I also think the spider is real because of angle.

So I got 8 out of 10.
The larva in the eye is in a medical book my Nurse mother in law has. So sickening true on that one.
Posted by gunner  on  Tue Oct 05, 2004  at  07:03 PM
The chicken head was not from Mcnuggets, but from fried chicken wings that were only served for a limited time in test markets. This item can be found on, but I don't know the specific URL.
Posted by big WALL  on  Wed Oct 06, 2004  at  12:20 AM
Thanks to Alex's pre-advisory warning, I got a 10 out of 10!!! thanks!
Posted by john  on  Wed Oct 06, 2004  at  03:21 PM
Posted by Jo  on  Tue Oct 12, 2004  at  10:24 PM
I've had the same picture if camel spider sent to me, if you are to question it, then you must count the legs, if thes is supposed to be a spider then why does it have 16 legs? or it could be 2 spiders
Posted by Chris  on  Tue Oct 26, 2004  at  03:38 AM
The camel spider is real. It's name is Solifugae.
In the picture there are 2 of them stuck togeter and the picture was took in a way that they look bigger than they really are (look at the hand u can see in the top left corner of the picture).

As for the snow flake, its totaly false. Nothing that is naturaly created can have a perfect patern..
i can make snowflake like this one in photoshop in a matter of minutes. We have snow 6 months a year over here and believe me, even at the highest resolution possible no snowflake can possibly look like this one.
Posted by juhanah  on  Fri Nov 05, 2004  at  07:37 PM
I missed one, the spider one, but I know that thing is real cause my hun was over there and took a pic of one of those things as well. If I can ever find it again I will toss it toward you. we moved so things are still in boxes.

pretty good site though
Posted by tye  on  Tue May 17, 2005  at  10:18 PM
juhanah: "As for the snow flake, its totaly false. Nothing that is naturaly created can have a perfect patern.."

I disagree:
Posted by ally  on  Wed Jul 20, 2005  at  04:52 PM
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