Saturday, November 17, 2007

Is It A Hoax--or Just Weird?






This story has been around for a little while, and I expected it to be quickly dismissed as a hoax. Somehow it hasn't. Even the people at the Museum of Hoaxes website won't say for sure. So since you're all expert hoax spotters by now, I thought I'd get your opinion.

Did the people above really have plastic surgery to make their ears resemble those of elves, pixies, or fauns? Or are the pictures on the right photoshopped? A website that claims to be the homepage of a Hungarian doctor contains a picture gallery of people (all quite normal looking) who've supposedly had the unusual procedure.

According to the site, "Ears becoming pointed as a result of plastic surgery not only enhance the attractiveness of the face, but also improve the experience of listening to music." Hmmm.

Take a look at Dr. Lajos Nagy's website, and report your conclusions.

(Below: A real faun.)


23 Comments:

Anonymous Spring said...

I don't know whether it is a hoax or not. I actually didn't see the weird ears on the second picture until I looked!

4:59 PM  
Anonymous Nellie said...

Weird, totally weird.

I wouldn't put it past some people to get that done to their ears, but I have no opinion as to whether it really happened.

5:08 PM  
Anonymous theatre said...

I SOOOO WANT THAT!!! i looked at the other pictures and stuff :) so cool!

6:20 PM  
Blogger International Mastermind said...

I want that too. Remember, "Hi little elf!" (Iris!)

7:39 PM  
Anonymous Gamma said...

These confuse me... the fact that their hair is almost exactly the same (same stray pieces, same highlights in the same places) makes me think that each pair of photos was taken in a fairly short time period, like ten minutes or so. So why did they change their shirts? Are we supposed to think that days have passed between photos? Anyway, final conclusion: fake, courtesy of Photoshop.

7:55 AM  
Anonymous ananka said...

EXCELLENT detective work, Gamma. You're so right! I hadn't even noticed, but the hair on those photos is almost identical. They must have been taken within minutes of each other.

But why change shirts? If they were photoshopping the ears, they could have photoshopped the shirts as well. So my guess? I think they used prosthetic faun ears. Took one photo without them, then put them on, changed shirts and took another.

So Theatre and IM, I guess you really could have a pair!

10:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe the people that took the pictures wanted the modles to look the same. The hair is the same so you would focus on the ears better. you would get a better before and after by just focusing on the ears not the hairstyle.

Make since??

2:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To be honest, I would do it because I have tattoos snaking around my arms and legs. Plastic surgery doesn't sound that bad!

-Wild

PS Hi peeps I am new, and Infamous's older sister.

8:18 PM  
Anonymous infous said...

My sister(standing and looking over my shoulder, mrssimg qoth rthe kre biarrrrrrrrrd wit her swirling arm, and is now gone) is an example of al this Irregulars pleeeeeeeeeease help me!

8:25 PM  
Blogger Annemarie said...

Hmm.. that's hard to tell if it was photoshop or plastic surgery. Yeah, I think they're either photoshoped or just fake. The hair in both pictures are identical (oh, i see gamma said that too). And look at the girls necklace. It's the same one, and even in the generally same spot/shape. Plus, the makeup is identical too.

10:55 PM  
Anonymous Ananka said...

Nice to meet you, Wild. Any friend/sister of infamous's . . . Do you really have a lot of tattoos?

11:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just a few.


-wild

3:30 PM  
Anonymous Patsee said...

I've always wanted pointy ears.

12:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

survey says: FAKE!

Who could get their hair to be so exactly the same after weeks, and skin tone, facial hair growth...

The change of shirts only proves that they are intentionally trying to deceive people...

2:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what is this Mueseum of Hoaxes of which you speak?

7:55 AM  
Anonymous ananka said...

Anonymous . . . Put it into google and check it out. I think you'll like it!

7:51 PM  
Anonymous ananka said...

Anonymous . . . Put it into google and check it out. I think you'll like it!

7:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

gamma,you are right.exept since the time you are born,your ears never change.I think it is photoshopped.

2:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

sorry,I ment the ears were fake.

1:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ok

I saw this woman in a mall the other day, something about her looked weird, I coudn't figure out what. When I looked closer, i realized she had pointy ears! I got up the courage to ask her why she had them, and she said she had plastic surgery done on them!

this is not a joke

7:16 AM  
Blogger lunabelle said...

its definetly real
check this out a reaL person got this! They were also talking about it on my local radio station
www.instructables.com/id/Body-Mod-Elf-Ears

2:47 PM  
Blogger lunabelle said...

gamma
maybe they changed their shirts because the full healing process goes over a few days?

2:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can get fake ears on a lot of costume websites. One I looked at even had anime ears. You put it on your ear and apply makeup so it blends in.

6:48 PM  

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