About.Com Hoax Photo Test

David Emery has posted a 'real or fake' image quiz on his about.com urban legends site. The quiz includes many old favorites, but I still managed to get one wrong (the one about human remains inside a crocodile). I'm glad to see that he identified the picture of the spider in the Iraqi desert as real. This other hoax photo test that I linked to earlier claimed it was fake.


Posted on Wed Feb 16, 2005


Sorry about the rant here, but that moving, click-on bar annoys the stuffing out of me.

I thought this title was the best - Image: Air Force Jets in Formation Over Taj Mahal.

Was there bombing there I was not aware of? http://urbanlegends.about.com/library/bl_image_quiz.htm?lastQuestion=17&answers=1&submit=Next+Image+>>&ccount=17
Posted by Chadds Ford Prefect  on  Wed Feb 16, 2005  at  10:21 PM
"Cloud Formation Resembles 'Hands of God'"?

Posted by Atomo  on  Thu Feb 17, 2005  at  11:25 AM
I love the one about the realistic street painting. Trompe l'oeil is such a great thing in art 😊
Posted by Sarah  on  Thu Feb 17, 2005  at  12:25 PM
That's not the Taj Majal under those jets, by the way.
Posted by Big Gary C  on  Thu Feb 17, 2005  at  02:32 PM
i can't believe cats can get that big!!!

and pic of the spider in the iraqi desert isn't real. atleast i wouldn't classify it as real, because they do not get that big nor do they prey on mammals like the email suggested.
Posted by ani  on  Fri Feb 18, 2005  at  12:20 AM
Thats's what spending a lot of time on here and snopes will do to you.

Ani, since you are judging whether the *photo* is real, rather than the embellishments to the story that appear in the email, the picture is entirely real.
The spiders are held up to the camera, which makes them appear larger than they are, but it's a real photo.
Posted by Boo  on  Fri Feb 18, 2005  at  02:53 AM
I can't believe I scored 100%. Although by reading the post here, I did have the answer for two of them. The last time I got 100% on a test must have been 1987.
Posted by Mark  on  Sat Feb 19, 2005  at  08:35 AM
Pretty good. I missed 3. I missed the crocodile one, the "hands of God" cloud one, and the first big cat one, (not the Snowball one). I should have got the cloud one. Damn, that cat is big!
Posted by Glamcat  on  Sun Feb 27, 2005  at  02:25 PM
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