22 Viral Pictures That Were Actually Fake

In shock news, not everything on the internet is real.

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16. Or a film. A film that even used this as a promotional image.

The Statue of Liberty right now - | #sandy

Anonymous

@YourAnonNews

The Statue of Liberty right now - | #sandy

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The Day After Tomorrow, not Hurricane Sandy.

17. In fact, you can normally just find a picture of anything vaguely similar and misattribute it.

Hurricane Sandy approaching New York.

Eamonn Fitzmaurice

@efitz6

Hurricane Sandy approaching New York.

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Also not Sandy - just a thunderstorm from the year before.

18. If there's a tear-jerking story that can go alongside the picture, so much the better.

A Boy Who Chained His Bike To A Tree In 1914 To Fight In A War And Never Returned.

Historical Picturesâ„¢

@Historicalpix

A Boy Who Chained His Bike To A Tree In 1914 To Fight In A War And Never Returned.

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The bike is real, but was abandoned in the 1950s - the story of its owner going off to war is fictional.

19. Or an inspiring message always goes down well.

This is how #India looks like from outer space on Diwali Night. Happy Diwali to entire world. Wish you brightness. Pic

Mind Blowing Facts

@TheMindBlowing

This is how #India looks like from outer space on Diwali Night. Happy Diwali to entire world. Wish you brightness. Pic

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Really a false-colour composite of images taken over the course of a decade, showing how the distribution of light in India changed over time. Which is actually much cooler than the fake caption.