How to tell if a “shark in flooded city streets after a storm” photo is a fake in 5 easy steps"

David Shiffman of Southern Fried Science can tell if that “shark in flooded city streets after a storm” photo is a fake, by the pixels.

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  1. You sound derisive, Xeni, but the idea of “look for undoctored photos and do a reverse GIS or TinEye search” seems like a pretty good idea to me. It’s not pixels ‘n stuff. It’s basic reasoning.

    1. You sound derisive, Xeni

      You sound like you’re projecting your own issues onto a completely neutral post.

  2. This assumes the shark free shots weren’t shopped by sharks.  If I were a man eating shark intent on sneaking up on folks in an urban enviroment, all I’d have to do was take a picture of an area with me in it, then without me, and then you’d all be convinced I wasn’t outside your door about to deliver a candygram.  It’s almost too easy. 

  3. How do you know which one is the doctored one? Maybe someone photoshopped the sharks out of the other images so that they wouldn’t cause panic.

  4. How to tell if a “shark in flooded city streets after a storm” photo is a fake in 1 easy step
    Step 1: YES.

    (Rejected joke: 1 Weird Tip to tell if “shark in flooded city streets after a storm!”)

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