Q: Remember that photo that became a meme overnight of a guy making a humongous wave out of fried rice?
A: That was actually staged.
The source of the rice wave is actually a sculpture made as part of a fake food museum in Tokyo, called the “giga wave”.
Q: Remember Paris Hilton’s iconic “Stop Being Poor” shirt?
A: That’s actually a fake. The shirt she wore actually said “Stop being desperate”.
Paris Hilton doesn’t have a problem with flaunting her crazy wealth. But she’s smart enough to not outright call people poor, but rather use a sort of euphemism.
Q: There was a vintage advertisement from the 50’s for Heineken that went viral online, depicting a baby drinking….beer.
Shocking, isn’t it?
A: I actually shared this image in one of my answers, thinking it was real. In fact, it’s actually fake. The baby was slurping up a bottle of 7-up instead.
That’s definitely not something I would serve a baby, but at least it’s not beer.
Q: This is a historical engraving of president Abraham Lincoln, right?
A: No. After Lincoln’s death, one artist doctored his head onto the body of John C. Calhoun.
Calhoun, ironically, was strongly pro-slavery.
There’s a photo showcasing how its canals in the winter look like you could easily ice skate on them, don’t they?
A: In fact, no.
The frozen water in this picture actually comes from Lake Baikal in Russia.