Fake Or Real? Investigating The Most Famous Viral Pics On The Internet

Viral photos: We’ve all seen them, and they can be supremely entertaining. Don’t be so quick to believe them, though. The world is a twisted place filled with lies, including photos that come with so-called “true stories.” How do you decide which ones to believe?

For starters, check out this list of the most famous viral pics on the internet. We’re doing a deep investigation to uncover the frauds and give credit to those that are the real deal.

10. Brush Up On Your Amputation Skills

This “Gentlemen’s Guide to Amputation” hit the web and hit it hard. The image depicts an instructional pamphlet from the 1800’s dictating the necessary amputation skills you need to survive—brandy included.

Is it real, though? It’s not too difficult to see this is fake, but whoever produced it certainly fooled a large portion of the internet.