With more and more people becoming proficient at using image editing software like Photoshop it can be hard to tell whether what you see on the internet is real or fake. While most of the time your skepticism is probably going to serve you well, every once in a while you may be in for a bit of shock. These 25 images you won’t believe weren’t Photoshopped will probably do just that.
Image SourceOkay, so someone obviously took a picture of some big tanker and plastered it over a peaceful looking village. And to be honest it doesn’t even look like they did a very good job. If that’s what you’re thinking then you are so very wrong. This is the Pasha Bulker. In 2007 it ran aground on Nobby’s beach in Newcastle, Australia and not surprisingly became quite a tourist attraction.
Image SourceHere’s another one that’s hard to believe. Besides looking completely out of place, why is everyone smiling? Haven’t they considered what is probably going to happen if there isn’t enough food on the table? Well, apparently they have. Meet Brutus the bear, he’s been raised in captivity his whole life and these days spends his time shooting TV commercials and being best man at weddings (we’re not joking…he was best man at his owner, Casey Anderson’s wedding).
Image SourceYes, this really happened. On February 22, 2005 US legend Andre Agassi faced Roger Federer on top of the Burj al Arab in Dubai on a helipad that was converted into a tennis court over 2,723 ft off the ground.
Image SourceAlthough at first glance this photo can be a little hard to figure out, there are no invisible hockey players or floating helmets involved. Norway’s Ole-Kristian Tollefsen is simply get his headed pounded by Finland’s Petteri Nokelainen.
Image SourceAlright, there’s no way this one can be real, can it? It can. Someone at San Fransisco SantaCon 2009 was just really good with makeup!
Image SourceThere are numerous legends as to how exactly this bike got swallowed up by a tree but whatever happened, someone evidently didn’t need their bike anymore. If you ever happen to be passing through Vashon, Washington you can stop and check it out.
Image SourceIt might look fake but in 2010 a boy was born in China with a total of 31 digits (15 fingers and 16 toes). He has since had surgery to remove the extra appendages.
Image SourceNo, it’s not a Monet. It’s a National Geographic photo that caused quite a stir on the internet when a bunch of people started calling shenanigans on the picture saying it was nothing more than a painting. The photo is real though, and it was taken in the Namibian desert at twilight. The yellow/orange background is not the sky, it’s actually a sand dune and the spots are patches of white grass. The foreground is bluish and dark as a result of being in the shade.
Image SourceApparently under the right conditions clouds can actually form indoors, which artist Berndnaut Smilde takes advantage of to snape some extremely surreal photographs.
Image SourceUnfortunately it’s not a joke. This 85 tool swiss army knife manufactured by Wenger is 9 inches long and weighs a whopping 2 pounds.
Image SourceWho would have guessed that something normally so cute and fuzzy could become something so terrifyingly huge? Known as giant grays these monster rabbits are bred by Karl Szmolinsky in Germany for food and business is booming. Evidently he even recently sold some to a delegation from North Korea. Evidently
Image SourceNo, it’s not a sinkhole. It’s actually the world’s largest diamond mine found just on the edge of Mirny, Russia. It’s so big in fact that helicopters can’t even fly overhead due to various air currents surrounding it.
Image SourceIt’s true, there are places in the world where people race ostriches. We’ll leave it at that.
Image SourceWhat do you get when you cross a unicycle with a motorcycle (besides something insanely dangerous and hard to control)? You get the Uno, the worlds first motorcycle with only “one wheel”.