donderdag 10 april 2008

Spring on the North Pole

Yesterday was a very beautiful day, for me the first real day of Spring. It reminded me of a brilliant hoax - I just love a good hoax - that is going on lately.

It all started with this picture:

The first time someone got this in his mail was in 2005, with these words:

"This is the sunset at the North Pole with the moon at its closest point. And you also see the sun below the moon. An amazing photo and not easily duplicated. You may want to save this and pass it on to others."

On Hoax-slayer - a very, very useful site - is the whole story with some more links. Here you can read: "The image is in fact a work by artist Inga Nielsen. The image, called "Hideaway" can be viewed on the artist's website.

This is the complete picture btw:

On the bottem right is her name. (if you click on the 'viewed-link' you can see it better.)

She makes beautiful scenes with the softwareprogramme Terragen. Terragen™ is a scenery generator for Windows and the Mac OS. It's used in films, games, books and magazines. If you're into fantasy you can use it to create beautiful desktop images, or you could go to Inga's gallery and download one yourself.

There are lots of sites where you can find information about this picture being false and to be honest: anybody can see this is a fake, right? Nobody in his/her right state of mind would believe that this is really possible.

So isn't it just hilarious that there are still people who claim this to be a real picture, sent by a dear friend. And isn't is just very funny that those people are in total denial when told this is a hoax. How stupid of them, because everybody knows this picture is fake, why keep insisting it's real?

Well.. If you're feeling down and out and just want to have a great laugh, Google 'spring' and 'North Pole' in the images section.. and you'll get lots of sites with this image. Have fun!

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