5 Myths That People Don’t Realize Are Admitted Hoaxes
It’s no surprise that the world gets taken in by hoaxers and con men. They’re really good at what they do and most of us are bored enough to believe anything as long as it takes our
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And even when the hoaxers get accused of fakery, we may still take their side. After all, those negative doubting types try to shoot down everything! Who cares what they say! What is harder to explain, though, is the times when the perpetrators of a
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Note: Look, we love mysteries as much as anyone. Probably more. Maybe so much that we have a problem. Whatever. Keep your psychotherapy to yourself, Internet.
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5. The Surgeon’s Photograph of the Loch Ness Monster
This famous picture, which shows what looks like the head of a prehistoric creature emerging from the waves of Scotland’s Loch Ness, was allegedly snapped by gynecologist Robert Wilson in 1934. It soon became known
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Before Dr. Vagina’s famous photo, the Loch Ness Monster had been limited to a few legends and scattered local sightings, which presumably accompanied spottings of highland prostitutes and grain alcohol. After the surgeon’s photo, however, the creature gained worldwide attention, despite the fact that Wilson himself denied the Loch Ness Monster even existed and insisted he had just taken a picture of some animal he didn’t recognize.
"Ooh, an animal I don’t recognize! Good thing I don’t believe in monsters or I would be shitting all over myself right now."
Monster sightings and photographs continued unabated in the area for the next 60 years until 1994, when a man named Christian Spurling finally confessed to the hoax. Spurling explained that his father in law Marmaduke Wetherall had staged the picture using a fake monster head attached to an 18 inch long toy submarine.
The whole ridiculous plan was an attempt to get back at his employer, a newspaper called the Daily Mail that had ridiculed him in a recent issue. Wetherall had Dr. Wilson submit the picture to give it more "respectability."
The original uncropped image, which is clearly a prehistoric beast and not a duck or a bathtub toy.
So that’s the end of the Loch Ness Monster, right?
Not even close. Die hard cryptozoologists immediately dismissed Spurling’s hoax confession, insisting the resources that he described being used to make the fake monster didn’t exist in 1934 (fake monster heads would apparently not be invented until much later).
To this day, the Loch Ness Monster industry is thriving, and every few years there’s a new, expensive expedition setting out to find it. There was a 2003 BBC special that employed satellites and 600 separate sonar beams to try to track down the beast once and for all.
The fact that there are "cryptozoologists" in the world (that is, people who specialize in tracking legendary creatures to prove they’re real) should tell you. There are people who have staked their reputations on the creature being real and depend on the income from books asserting
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If there were only some way to walk away from the theory and save face at the same time. oh, wait. Some Loch Ness Monster experts say the creature has probably now died. Due to global warming.
We should also point out that Loch Ness is located in an area where the other main attractions involve grim industrial sprawl and a dish made of ground sheep’s heart, so they’re going to promote the hell out of any mythical creature they can get their hands on. Scotland would probably be claiming Highlander as a true story if they thought they
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In 1922, Howard Carter and his friends opened the tomb of the Pharaoh Tutankhamen in Egypt, unearthing rooms filled with magnificent treasures and igniting a surge of interest in Egyptology. Unfortunately, they also ignited a series of terrifying events that was almost immediately attributed to the "Pharaoh’s Curse."
Reports said there was an inscription on the wall of the gravesite that read "They who enter this sacred tomb shall swift be visited by wings of death." Sure enough, Lord Carnarvon, a member of the party who was originally sent to Egypt’s warm climate by his doctor because of his poor health, dropped dead days afterward from an infected mosquito bite.
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That unfortunate incident likely cast a dubious shadow over any advice Lord Carnarvon’s doctor would offer anyone in the future because what fucking doctor tells you to go to Egypt if you’re under the weather.
At the moment of Carnarvon’s death, a blackout reportedly swept through Cairo, solidifying the notion of an ancient curse that newspapers around the world quickly picked up on.
Only one problem: the "curse" allegedly inscribed on the wall, never existed. It was apparently invented by one of the newspapers that covered the find. Records of curses have been found in other tombs, but evidently King Tut figured being buried in the sands of Egypt inside a giant stone crypt was enough to deter most people from fucking with his dead body.
So, combined with the fact that the curse physically is not there, and that most of Carter’s remaining party lived to a ripe old age, you’d suspect this one wouldn’t get much traction.
The idea became so utterly entrenched that the concept of cursed Egyptian tombs and mummies is almost as much a cultural icon as the haunted house (count how many mummies you see among the Halloween decorations this year).
The curse has also inspired dozens of movies over the decades and countless dumbass Brendan Fraser one liners.Articles Connexes：