1. Real ~ This photo was taken on the Earlham Road in Norwich. Underground chalk mines caused a massive sink-hole to appear in the road. The bus fell into the sink-hole.
2. Hoax ~ This was the cover of the Aug. 26, 1989 issue of TV Guide. It looks like Oprah, but in reality it’s only Oprah’s head. The body belongs to Ann-Margret. The composite was created without the permission of Oprah or Ann-Margret.
3. Hoax ~ An image created by nature photographer Ralph Clevenger. It’s actually a composite of four different photographs taken in Alaska, Antarctica, and California. The image is available for purchase from a company called Successories.
4. Real ~ The cat with the weird eyes is real, and her name is Queeny. She lives in Bangalore, India. Her picture was taken in September, 2003 for Reuters.
5. Hoax ~ The SARS-mask tan line has simply been photoshopped on. The model in the picture is Rena Tanaka.
6. Real ~ This picture was taken by fire investigator John McColgan on Aug 6, 2000 in the Bitterroot Valley, Montana. It is entirely real.
7. Real ~ This San Diego gym is testament to the fact that Californians will happily work out for hours in a gym, but refuse to walk up a few stairs.
8. Hoax ~ There’s no record of jets flying in a ‘USA’ formation over Randolph Air Force Base. The jets in this picture are all digital additions.
9. Real ~ Munchkin (as the cat in this picture has been termed) does seem too big to be real, and for a long time many thought the photo was a hoax. But they were wrong (as was the Sydney Morning Herald). Munchkin is real. His actual name was Sassy, and he weighed forty pounds. His owner was Susan Martin of Ontario. (Sassy died of heart disease.)
10. Real ~ A photo taken over the Pacific July 7, 1999 by Ensign John Gay. The plane is an F/A-18 Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron One Five One (VFA-151). The image is available on a Navy website.