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Iran: Archeologists Discover 5 Meters Tall Human Skeletons
Tehran| A group of russian archeologists working on a dig site in western Iran has made what could be the greatest discovery in decades. They have unearthed a total of six humanoid skeletons belonging to individuals that seem to each have measured more than 5 meters high.
The report further claims that one "Andrei Asimov", professor of archaeology and palaeoanthropology at the University of St-Petersburg, is in charge of the dig. The "professor" suggests that the find may explain many mythical stories about giant people.
However, the claims in the report are, of course, utter nonsense. The report comes courtesy of World News Daily Report, a website that specializes in publishing loads of utter drivel tricked up as news. Nothing on the website should be taken seriously.
Not surprisingly, there are no reports of such a find in any credible news or scientific publications. Naturally, if real, the find would have been of profound and far-reaching scientific significance and would have been extensively reported and discussed by news channels and scientists all around the world.
Moreover, there are no references to Andrei Asimov of the University of St-Petersburg. One would think that there would be much easily accessible information about a scientist who held such a lofty position. But the only places his name is mentioned is in incarnations of the absurd giant story. Clearly, the good professor is just as fictional as the rest of the story.
And the image is also as equally fake as the story. It has clearly been created in Photoshop or a similar program by combining elements from two or more pictures. A closer examination of the picture reveals that shadows from the skeleton and standing figure fall in different directions, a strong indicator that elements from two different photographs have been amalgamated.
And, tellingly, the image is often included as just one in a series of other fake giant skeleton images. In fact, the very same image has circulated in other contexts for several years. Earlier reports have claimed that the same skeleton was found in Greece rather than Iran. The versions set in Greece make no mention of mythical Russian professors, but are just as nonsensical.
In fact, photoshopped giant skeleton images have been fooling gullible Internet users for going on a decade. Many of the fake skeleton images were created for Photoshop competitions such as those organized by Worth1000.
Last updated: January 16, 2014
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