That Awesome Hurricane Sandy Photo of the Statue of Liberty? Fake.
If you’re like us, you’ve seen your friends passing around this photo of the Statue of Liberty as Hurricane Sandy approaches:
Cool, right? One problem: It’s fake. Myth-busting website Snopes.com actually busted the myth two years ago—when the photo emerged in the aftermath of a Brooklyn tornado. Turns out it’s a mashup of a photo of a statue and the storm-darkened skies over Nebraska. Sandy’s scary, but she’s not Ghostbuster-scary, people. [Snopes.com]