Can You Tell Whether These Images Are Real Or Fake?

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We are in no way Photoshop experts, but we reckoned when we started this quiz that we'd be able to tell straight away which images on the internet were photoshopped and which ones weren't. The two things that we underestimated were the creativity locked into the back end of people's brains and how far technology has come over the past decade because we will admit that we were stumped! It's good to know that if human beings aren't getting too weird for technology to keep up with them if you ask us.

As you work your way through this quiz, just keep that in mind, because we can guarantee that there are some surprises coming your way over the next few minutes. If you work with Photoshop yourself, or perhaps have an eye for spotting things that just don't look too real, maybe you'll pass with flying colors, but we bet that most people won't manage it without any mistakes.

So, do you reckon you have the eye? Are you the first to spot that a viral image doing the rounds is a total fake? We think it's time you put your money where your mouth is and see if we can dupe you in our real or fake quiz!

Question 1

Real Or Fake?

The internet, like all of us, is in love with cats, so the concept of a cat this big is enough to send anybody into overdrive. We're not so sure in our training capabilities that we'd feel comfortable owning a tiger or a lion, but one of these we could totally get behind. Can you imagine how scared the local cats would be if your pet turned out to be a beast like this one? You wouldn't have to worry about them pooping on your lawn anymore!

Question 2

Real Or Fake?

We'll start you off with a pretty famous photograph, just to ease you into it. Two young girls aged sixteen and nine took these photographs near Bradford, England in a placed named Cottingley. They claimed that the photographs showed them at the end of their garden with a group of dancing fairies, something that some members of the public accepted while others stayed skeptical. At the time, the famous author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle used them in an article he was asked to write regarding the possibility that fairies existed.

Question 3

Real Or Fake?

Okay, this is just ridiculous. Either this is real and human beings just need to take a step back and realize that we're a pretty limited species, or it's fake, in which case how can people think we'd be so stupid to think that somebody could ride on water? Unless that guy lands on the beach, pulls his helmet off and reveals himself to be Jesus Christ, there's no way that this image can be a legitimate photograph, can it?

Question 4

Real Or Fake?

Without giving away the answer, this is certainly one hell of a way for God to show us how he feels, isn't it? I'm sure the devout among you will tell us that he's actually opening up his chest to the world in the hope of letting the love from his heart spread throughout us all, but we reckon you'd have to be naive to go for that interpretation of events. What do you guys think? Is this Godly intervention?

Question 5

Real Or Fake?

If you haven't seen this image before, you either don't spend a lot of time on the internet, or you're a Republican internet user. This thing did the rounds a few years ago and just like pretty much everything that goes viral, nobody stopped to check if it was real or not. So, it has become pretty famous, yet we bet most of you have no idea if it's actually real or not. People just assumed that the guy was stupid enough to hold a book upside down. Were they right?

Question 6

Real Or Fake?

If there's one thing that the internet has taught us, it's that people love their pets way more than you realize. Not only that, but their hopes and desires for their pets once they've sadly passed on is something we will never understand. We're not saying people can't hook up their cats to a flying machine like this if they really want, but you wouldn't do it to your Grandma would you? So, can you possibly believe that this one is real?

Question 7

Real Or Fake?

It's claimed by many media outlets that this image is a man catching fire during protests in Ukraine, something that we can believe happened. However, what we can't believe is that they didn't run it through some form of image software in an attempt to make it look a lot more dramatic than it originally did. How do you set on fire to this degree and not stop rioting? Could it possibly be that this man inherited some form of genetically fire-proof skin?

Question 8

Real Or Fake?

Look, we care about the Earth and all of the life that happens to live on it, so when we see an image like this we really hope that it's fake. There is no way that a machine like that can spell anything but trouble for the surrounding area and the people who live there. What we're trying to say is, if it is real, there's no way it's providing anybody with fresh water, is it. This machine genuinely scares us.

Question 9

Real Or Fake?

Even the most traveled human being can be surprised by something that this world throws up, which is what makes trying to call this one so difficult. If you ask someone like David Attenborough, he'd tell you that one of the most beautiful aspects of the world we live on is the inability to ever see it all. It will continue to astound and surprise even people like him, who dedicate their lives to attempting to see and understand as much of it as possible.

Question 10

Real Or Fake?

We don't know about you, but we've always thought of rabbits, and to a lesser extent guinea pigs, as being at the bottom of the pet food chain. These guys are rubbish! A cat or a dog will spend their time with you, fall in love with you and be a companion till the end. A rabbit is essentially a squatter who goes to the toilet whenever they want, wherever they want and will nip you with their massive teeth if you even try and touch them.

Question 11

Real Or Fake?

Believe it or not, this isn't a screen cap from the newest version of GTA, but a photograph that some people allege hasn't been run through Photoshop. Look, we've hit a point in human history where things in both the real and the altered world could possibly be from the other. Is it just us who thinks that might mean we've gone too far? Where will it end?! What do you think? Is this a real photograph or are we looking at a fake?

Question 12

Real Or Fake?

We think that this image will have two very different effects on you all, as it is either possible proof that a walking nightmare exists if you're afraid of dogs, or it means there's a chance some dog lovers could soon own a dog they could ride like a horse. We don't know where you lie on this issue, but we can tell you now that if this photograph is fake, we don't think any real dog will ever be able to live up to this dream.

Question 13

Real Or Fake?

If you're thinking what we thought when we first saw this image, you're probably not that impressed because you've managed a pretty similar photograph while attempting to use the panoramic setting on your iPhone camera while the dog was around. Well, you can get that out of your mind, because while Photoshop may be at play here, we can definitively say that the panoramic setting has had nothing to do with it. It's funny when technology backfires like that though, isn't it?

Question 14

Real Or Fake?

If there's one thing that makes us sadder than anything else, it's finding out that a cuddly animal really isn't so kind. It's like biting into a piece of chocolate, only to get the dull taste of dirt. So, can we dare answer whether Koalas are actually violent little things? What do you think? Do you reckon Koalas aren't as cuddly as we make them out to be, or is this a crafty piece of propaganda made by someone who just doesn't get the Koala love?

Question 15

Real Or Fake?

For anybody taking this quiz who used to or still does play video games, this image probably looks reminiscent of a lot of the graphics found in old video games, am I right? Either that or God is a graphic designer who has decided to start getting really minimalist with it. Is it life imitating art, or have we thrown in an example of high end, but old, computer graphics to throw you off the trail? We're pretty sneaky like that.

Question 16

Real Or Fake?

We may not be religious, but even the most ardent atheist would have to admit there's something going on beyond our understanding if they saw something like this in real life! Either that or this guy is lifting weights on some form of a bouncy castle while being watched by a photographer with an insane ability for timing. Either way, we think both are pretty unlikely, so this one is up to you to figure out. Reckon you know whether it's real or fake?

Question 17

Real Or Fake?

Whether this is real or not, we think it says something pretty amazing about the way human beings tend to put themselves before everything else on this Earth. We like to think we're above all creation, but we're just another animal trying to get by on this planet who happens to have gained sentience. None of this tells you whether or not this image is a fake, but then we can't tell you that, can we. Think this shocking image is real or fake?

Question 18

Real Or Fake?

People on the internet delight in letting people know that their misconceptions they've held throughout their entire lives are actually wrong, which means they're smarter than you. People seem to do this more with famous images than they do with anything else. We think this is because powerful images like this are just taken as real. It's too hard to think that somebody would dare alter something so raw and uncomfortable, especially to pull at people's emotions. Is this one of those images?

Question 19

Real Or Fake?

Whether this is real or not, it's the kind of thing that we'd have on our wall. Can you imagine going swimming in the deep, only to have this entire swarm of manta rays come drifting towards you? Not only that, but you have a camera on you so you can make sure you capture the moment. Then you swiftly remember how that Steve Irwin guy died, and all of a sudden that wonder for mother nature turns into horror...

Question 20

Real Or Fake?

If this tree is real, we definitely want to go take a look at it. If it isn't real, we definitely want to go meet the person who came up with the concept of a tie dye tree and see if they'll make us any trippy clothing or art. We love this sort of thing. There's nothing more fun for your eyes to take a look at than this sort of thing, so to find out it's real would be major.

Question 21

Real Or Fake?

We hope to God that this one isn't real. The thought of someone being so desperate to emigrate to another country that they would put themselves through something like this is terrifying. Can you imagine what it'd be like to see something like this on your screen at work, just trying to do your job at the airport, only to realize you would soon have to help a human being out of some luggage? What is even the protocol there?

Question 22

Real Or Fake?

With the prevalent nature of modern art, it's impossible to tell anymore if the giant version of a random item on a city street is a hallucination, a masterpiece, or a Photoshop forgery. We don't know about you, but if we went out to the shop to buy some milk and bread, only to be accosted by a giant rubber duck, we'd probably go straight back home to curl up into the foetal position, refusing to leave until our friends could prove that we had appeased our new duck leader.

Question 23

Real Or Fake?

It is alleged that among the brown leaves in this photograph, there is a camouflaged animal that exists in the real world. As I'm sure we all know, there are some pretty insane things out there that we have no hope of ever understanding, but that doesn't mean we have to accept every weird photograph as being true to life, do we? So, what do you think? Is this an oddly shaped leaf, an actual animal, or merely a photoshopped fake?

Question 24

Real Or Fake?

It seems like every week we see yet another image that makes us question every single image we've ever seen of the Earth before. If this sort of thing is up for debate, how do we even know that the tree we saw this morning was real? It's insane to think that it's actually somebody's job to travel the world and take photographs like this. How much money do you reckon you can make doing that? If it's enough to make rent, we're interested.

Question 25

Real Or Fake?

You've got two options here. Either you believe that the sky is some form of computer screen that God can accidentally mess with until he gets an error message, which I'm fairly sure is in the Scientologist holy book, or you can answer that this one is a fake. At least, that's how we see it, but then maybe we're trying to trick you. Who knows... Suppose the only way to find out is taking a chance on whichever answer you think is most likely.

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