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12 MORE Images You Won’t Believe Aren’t Photoshopped (Part 2 of series)

(Edited by Cracked-Rated G)
Originally by: Joe Russo

Sometimes, real life is stranger than Photoshop.

This is the second in our series about jaw-dropping pics that make you shout “FAKE!” the moment you see them, but in fact are not. Even if, in some cases, we really wish they were…

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#12. Night of the Lepus

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We couldn’t tell if this was the most horrifying or most adorable thing we’d ever seen, until we learned the back-story. First terrifying detail: it is real. There’s even video. This species of giant gray bunnies are bred by a guy in Germany… for food.

Look people, we’re going to say it extra slow this time, and we’re going to link every word to evidence: Germany. Is. Freaking. Weird. If you choose to travel there, please don’t return with photographs.

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#11. Miners From Lilliput Explore the Interior of a Geode

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Okay, that doesn’t even look like a good Photoshop. Yet, it’s a real photo, taken in the Cave of Crystals in Mexico.

"FAAKE!!!...AAKE!! ...AKE!"

It’s believed that the combination of mineral rich water and high temperatures resulted in super charged growth of the crystals. So Lex Luthor’s plan in Superman Returns wasn’t retarded after all.

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#10. The Streets As Seen by Salvador Dali

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This melting building is actually just a regular building covered in a huge tarp with the Dalie-esque design painted on it. It’s covering an apartment building undergoing renovation in Paris.

Hats off to the French. In a single stroke they hide unsightly construction and fool all passersby into thinking someone spiked their espresso. Now if they could only figure out why people keep plowing their cars into buildings undergoing renovation in Paris.

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#9. The Ego Extension Most Likely to Accidentally Castrate You

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While this looks like a pretty ingenious Photoshop mocking the Swiss Army Knife manufacturers, the reality is far, far stupider: it’s an actual Swiss Army Knife so huge as to be utterly useless for any task. It features a whopping 85 tools, including something that looks like it’s for circumcising a baby.

On the whole, the knife is nine inches wide and weighs two pounds. Here’s an important outdoors-men tip: When your knife has a handle three times wider than the blade is long, you’re not carrying a knife, you’re carrying a paperweight. One that’s far more likely to stab you than anyone else.

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#8. Recommended by Four out of Five Dentists to Ward off Attacks by Giant Asian Men

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This billboard from Indonesia is a creative effort by the Formula Toothcare company to illustrate the fact that their toothpaste builds strong teeth, though there’s a special bonus message for very young children: people in pictures can only come alive if they’re very big and hungry enough to eat you.

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#7. A Rare Shot of the Endangered African What the Holy Cripes is That

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That day-glow smiley hovering in the air in the middle of the jungle is actually a Bird of Paradise engaging in a completely ridiculous mating ritual. The markings are actually on the birds chest feathers, which it can puff up to display the pattern.

It’d be like being born with a crappy fad t-shirt permanently stuck to your body.

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#6. German Figures Out the Secret to Levitation, Refuses to Share

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This seemingly faked photo can easily be explained away as sorcery. Unfortunately, it’s actually a street performer named Johan Lorbeer, who stands in a harness hanging from a fake arm that’s attached to the building.

The real magic is that the support system up there doesn’t crush his nuts.

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#5. The Jeff Foxworthy Estate

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This mess of tacky trailer homes isn’t a Photoshop, but it’s not a living complex either. It’s a set for a play in Amsterdam. We were going to question the sense of using a trailer park for Anton Checkov’s Ivanov, a 19th century Russian tragedy, until we read a synopsis. The play features down on their luck peasants, gun violence at weddings and a main character who’s deep in debt and has some spousal difficulties. The only thing missing is stock car racing.

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#4. A Water Park Designed by MC Escher

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What sucks about magic is the tricks are always incredibly lame once you know how they’re done. This one is no different: it’s supported by a pipe running up through the water.

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#3. If a Million Raccoons Rummage Through a Million Trashcans…

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From the “Geez-Louise that must have taken forever” category, this sculpture is by some inventive artists making shadow art using garbage, carefully positioned to form the silhouette. We’re sure the rats living in the pile see the whole thing as evidence of intelligent design.

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#2. Home of the 404 Burger

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Something this groan-worthy can only be real. A photo of this restaurant in China made the rounds over the summer during the Olympics.

Apparently restaurants there made a big push to get English on their signs to cater to tourists, but at least one business didn’t have a single English-speaking friend they could ask. So they plugged it into Babelfish and… you can imagine the rest of the story, which must involve at least on sign company who just didn’t give a fig.

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#1. Actually, a Translation Error Would Have Improved This One

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Man, just imagine all of the uses. Wait, do dogs even sweat? We smell baloney here. This is actually a spinoff of a popular Japanese drink called Pocari Sweat. We don’t know who Pocari is either, but we’re going to go ahead and assume he’s a Sumo wrestler.

CONTINUE: 14 MORE Images You Won’t Believe Aren’t Photoshopped (part 3 of a series)

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