There’s no shortage of impressive photos of the devastation wrought by Hurricane Sandy, as we showed you earlier. Of course, a steady supply of real photos isn’t going to stop some people from passing along faked ones, whether to get their jollies or just because they don’t know any better. Here are some of the most famous fakes of Hurricane Sandy so far — some of which may even seem familiar.
No. 1 | Seriously, Are We Still Falling For This One?
This digitally merged photo has been making the rounds for about a year now, combining a pretty awesome storm photo with a shot of the Statue of Liberty. The next time you see this, please remember it's fake. If we're going to fall for faked pictures, we may as well demand the fakers at least make new ones.
No. 2 | The Day After Tomorrow
This is just a screenshot from the
No. 3 | Blast From The Past: 2011 Tornado
This isn't to say the weather in New York doesn't get crazy sometimes. While this shot isn't of Hurricane Sandy, it is real. It's a photo of a tornado that touched down in the city last year.
No. 4 | Flooded McDonald's
Supposedly a scene from a Virginia Beach McDonald's, this one is actually a still from an installation art piece of the same name in 2009.
No. 5 | Street Sharks
Digitally merging pictures just gets easier and easier, but come on, that's not even Ocean City, New Jersey, where the photo was supposedly snapped. Don't we all feel cheated by the Internet now. Especially considering people have proven these street shark pictures fake before.
No. 6 | Street Sharks, Part Deux
There are many, many things that make New York City's subways a hassle to travail. For the moment, though, sharks are not one of them, so thank god for small mercies.
- If you need something to occupy your time, try these awesome Etch a Sketch Nintendo illustrations
- Or consider investing in a pair of Star Wars spectacles
- Maybe get out the LEGOs instead of hopping on Photoshop