background preloader

17 More Images You Won't Believe Aren't Photoshopped

17 More Images You Won't Believe Aren't Photoshopped
This is the fourth installment of our series where we prove that sometimes, real life is stranger than Photoshop (see Part One, Part Two and Part Three). So enjoy our continuing chronicle of 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 ... A Glitch in the Matrix That car rendered from what looks like vector graphics from an old-school arcade game is a wire-frame sculpture by artist Benedict Radcliffe. Reportedly, it received a ticket for being illegally parked, though if we had been there we'd have quickly gotten another ticket for climbing inside, picking it up and running down the street making engine sounds. And in Season 6 of Lost, They Reveal That the Island is Actually an Ocean What appears to be the background for a cheesy 80s album cover is actually an untouched photo from Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia, the largest salt flat in the world. "But This Store Goes to 11..." And Its Second Victim...

15 More Images You Won't Believe Aren't Photoshopped Welcome to the fifth installment in our never-ending quest to bring you the craziest, realest images on the web (see Part One, Part Two, Part Three and Part Four). We know some of you folks out there are going to scream "Fake" no matter what anyway, but we figured we'd stress one more time that these images are, unfortunately, completely real. On the Set of 2 Ark, 2 Furious: Noah's Revenge 6 Insane Coincidences You Won't Believe Actually Happened America's Freak Luck During the Battle of Midway The Battle of Midway may be remembered as one of the most spectacular naval battles in history and one of the huge turning points in the Pacific theater, but it started out as a pure clusterfuck for the Americans. Despite going into battle with most of Japan's game plan in their pocket thanks to American codebreakers/Bothan spies, the U.S. Navy had little to show for it in the early hours of June 4, 1942.

Tilt-Shift Photography Photoshop Tutorial This tutorial will walk you through how to create a tilt-shift image in Photoshop. It has been produced using Photoshop CS2 on a PC. Once you finish your tilt-shift image, make sure you upload your image for everyone to see. You should also check our our gear page to find all of the latest gear you need to create tilt-shift images. Gear PageSubmit Your Images 6 Creepy Urban Legends That Happen to be True (Part 3!) It's that time again. It's becoming a reader favorite and Halloween tradition for us to count down those ridiculously over-the-top gruesome urban myths that, oh by the way, happen to be true. This is our third year (HERE is the first one, and HERE is the second) and once again these stories prove that truth is far more horrifying than fiction. Man Killed by Saw-style Explosive Neck Device The Legend:

15 MORE Images You Won't Believe Aren't Photoshopped 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 ... 20 Medical Mysteries and Miracles ( The man who survived a 500-foot fall. The twin who lived inside his brothers belly for three decades. The toddler who doesnt age. Medical history—recent and otherwise—is filled with jaw-dropping oddities, miraculous recoveries, and unsolved mysteries.

Dirk’s Photo Blog » Tutorial: Create Your Own Planets There are those special moments in the life of a photographer that suddenly change your view on your hobby (or profession). Here are some of the more notable for me: getting my first analog SLR (Nikon N2000/F301 in 1988) getting my first digital camera (Kodak DC120 in 1997) Discovering a software that could stitch together photos into a seamless panorama (MGI PhotoVista 2.0 in 2002) Discovering the rather simple instructions on “How to create your own planets” To make a long story short: The “Polar Panorama Effect” is one of my favourite ways to process photos into unique pieces of art.

6 Real People With Mind-Blowing Mutant Superpowers If the insane, explosive popularity if superhero movies is any indication, we are fascinated by people who are insanely better than us at any given thing. Probably because, in real life, we're all such a bunch of incompetent boobs that we've been enslaved by blue paint, flashing lights and crying French babies. But it turns out, superpowers are real. And not just the secret ones that everyone has, or even the ones everyone thinks they have -- this Cracked Classic is about a group of people that, in a sane world, would already have multi-colored leather jumpsuits, delightfully mismatched personality traits and a skyscraper shaped like whatever they decide to call themselves. We've all dreamed of having superpowers at some point (today), but the majority of us have to accept the sobering reality that preternatural abilities simply aren't possible.

17 Images You Won't Believe Aren't Photoshopped (Part 6) As we've demonstrated many times before, sometimes the truth is stranger than Photoshop. For those of you still unconvinced, we present the latest installment in our ongoing quest to show you every picture that has ever looked ridiculously fake, and isn't. In case you missed them, here's Part One, Part Two, Part Three, Part Four, Part Five and the gritty reboot that doesn't acknowledge the previous editions. And now... THEY'RE HERE! 2010 DARWIN AWARDS - You've been waiting for them with bated breath, so without further ado, here are the 2010 Darwin Awards. Eighth Place In Detroit, a 41-year-old man got stuck and drowned in two feet of water after squeezing head first through an 18-inch-wide sewer grate to retrieve his car keys. Seventh Place A 49-year-old San Francisco stockbroker, who "totally zoned when he ran", accidentally jogged off a 100-foot high cliff on his daily run. Sixth Place

Tournee du Chat Noir (Turn of the Black Cat), Theophile Alexandr 40cm x 50cm (16" x 20") Mini Poster Mini Art Poster: The Chat Noir (Black Cat)club run by Rudy Salis and Ariste Bruant, who later went on to open the Cafe Mirliton, the club of extreme in turn of the Century Montmartre, Paris, brought to glorious light by the art work of Parisian artist Theophile Steinlen. Buy This Poster With a Frame Price: £2.99 In stock The True Stories Behind 5 Famous WTF Images Most people have already seen the following images in the ‘WTF’ sections of social bookmarking sites, in threads dedicated to badass pictures or just circulated through their inboxes by the “funny” boss. There is never an explanation for these pictures, because they seem to intrinsically defy explanation; they are just still moments in time of unbelievable scope, and epic badassery. It seems hard to imagine what brought about the extraordinary circumstances these images depict, and that’s the magic, really - letting your imagination run with these ridiculous situations. Well, I decided to do some research on what the actual explanations were behind these famous pictures…because I hate magic, and I want to ruin it for you forever. I drown witches, bitches.

16 More Images You Won't Believe Aren't Photoshopped As we established in Part 1 and Part 2 of this series: Sometimes, real life is stranger than Photoshop. This is the third edition in our chronicle of 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 ... The Predator Checks a Map This undoctored photo is part of an art project--and possibly also an awesome assassination scheme--where they meticulously paint clothing to match the surroundings.

18 Kit-Kat Flavors You’ve (Probably) Never Tried 18 Kit-Kat Flavors You’ve (Probably) Never Tried Oh Japan… what will you think of next? Candied sweet potato Kit-Kat: Apple vinegar Kit-Kat with white chocolate: Sweet corn Kit-Kat: Watermelon and salt Kit-Kat: