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Hoax Detection Photo Quiz
November 21, 2002 7:23 PM   Subscribe

Spot the hoaxes!
posted by Carlos Quevedo (15 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
Ten for ten on the first, seven for ten on the second. Damn. Sure looked like that guy got snake et.
posted by ColdChef at 7:32 PM on November 21, 2002


Round Two Results: You got nine out of ten correct. Very good! You are an advanced student of hoaxology. Try again for a perfect score.
posted by ajr at 7:37 PM on November 21, 2002


I could have sworn I read in multiple places that the lumber car was a hoax. Ah well, aced the second part. Giggled when it said the woman was digitally enlarged, I responded, "You mean her chest?"
posted by Stan Chin at 7:37 PM on November 21, 2002


I got 7 out of ten on the first, and 8 out of ten on the second one. I thought the chalk marks on the bomb were fake, yeah I suck as a MeFier, 'cause I think we discussed it here.
posted by riffola at 7:38 PM on November 21, 2002


P.S. Any MeFioso/MeFiosa who gets the Bert one wrong should hand in their badge.
posted by riffola at 7:40 PM on November 21, 2002


The lumber car was taken in the parking lot of a Dennys or somthing along I-95 in Virginia iirc.
posted by stbalbach at 7:45 PM on November 21, 2002


Damn, you're right.
posted by Stan Chin at 7:48 PM on November 21, 2002


9 out of ten on the first (I thought the bear was fake) and 8 out of 10 on the second (I feel for the iceberg hoax and thought that the Clinton float was a hoax). Some clever photo editors out there - I wanted to link this great site that features photos altered for political reasons but could not find it. Anyone? Anyone?
posted by Joey Michaels at 7:52 PM on November 21, 2002


Was it The Commissar Vanishes, JM?
posted by MiguelCardoso at 8:10 PM on November 21, 2002


arg. doesn't work in mozilla
posted by dolface at 8:23 PM on November 21, 2002


9/10 and 10/10 (I thought the deer shot was faked)

And dolface, it did work for me in mozilla/Mac OS X
posted by jazon at 9:10 PM on November 21, 2002


Works in my PC Mozilla as well...

Got all of round one and only missed the Clinton float on round two. Course most of these have shown up on Snopes, so that's kind of cheating...
posted by Windopaene at 10:48 PM on November 21, 2002


That lumbar car thing appeared in Automotive Weekly, a few years back.

The site above left out a part of the story.

The guy claimed it on his insurance to get it fixed...
posted by andryeevna at 11:46 PM on November 21, 2002


All of them can be found on urban myths. Which i read about a fortnight ago - so I got all of them right :o)

However it would be nice that when you wave your mouse over the option that the javascript URL that appears at the bottom of your browser doesn't give away the answer!

javascript:swop('yes', 9) for example when you wave your mouse over "hoax" under the Michael Jacksons nose picture.
posted by ralawrence at 2:21 AM on November 22, 2002


However it would be nice that when you wave your mouse over the option that the javascript URL that appears at the bottom of your browser doesn't give away the answer!

It's not revealing the correct answer, it's showing you your answer. Yes means you think it's a Hoax, No means you don't.
posted by jaden at 8:47 AM on November 22, 2002


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