Photos

Viral Images: Duping The Internet Masses

Feb 25, 2014
urbanlegends.about.com

Niagara Falls, 1911. Completely frozen over with a group of people standing where they would otherwise be sucked into the rushing waterfall. Incredible? Absolutely! Totally truthful? Not exactly.

George Oates, Nathan Fixler & Chris Griffith via Flickr Creative Commons

Today on Word of Mouth, we delve into the consequences of solitary confinement. Then a trip to the Internet reveals that cyberspace is chock full of fakes and fails; Photoshopped images can quickly become viral and shared as authentic. But history is full of giant hoaxes, too, as we learn from Nate Dimeo of the Memory Palace Podcast.  Then we hear about The Encyclopedia of Ethical Failure,  which isn’t one of those Darwin Awards-style coffee table books. It’s a real government document that catalogs bribery, graft, and other infractions in the Department of Defense. Finally, NHPR's Sean Hurley visited the Jackson biathlon range - the only dedicated course in New Hampshire - to find out more about this unusual sport.

Listen to the full show and click Read more for individual segments.

Courtesy Pam Brooks Crowley

While looking for a photo to illustrate a Word of Mouth story on the history of skiing in N.H., I happened upon this gem on Flickr. The photo is of photographer Pam Brooks Crowley's father and his cross country teammates taken in Lisbon, New Hampshire in 1936. 

Ryan Lessard / NHPR

After an autumn hiatus, Granite Seen, our photo blog, is back! Here are some of the recent weeks' best photos from NHPR's newsroom.

Emily Corwin / NHPR
Sara Plourde / NHPR
Liz Faiella
Sean Hurley
Logan Shannon / NHPR
Cheryl Senter

Photos: Week Of July 26

Jul 26, 2013
Emily Corwin / NHPR

Photos: Week Of July 12

Jul 12, 2013
Emily Corwin / NHPR

Photos: Week Of July 5

Jul 5, 2013
Todd Bookman / NHPR

Photos: Week Of June 28

Jun 28, 2013
Michael Samuels

Photos: Week Of June 7

Jun 7, 2013
Ryan Lessard / NHPR

Photos: Week Of May 10

May 10, 2013
Ryan Lessard / NHPR

Photos: Week Of May 3

May 3, 2013
NHPR / Michael Brindley
Sara Plourde / NHPR
NHPR / Michael Brindley

Photos: Week of April 12

Apr 12, 2013
Zach Nugent / NHPR
Todd Bookman / NHPR
Sean Hurley, NHPR
Logan Shannon / NHPR
Emily Corwin / NHPR
Josh Rogers / NHPR
Sean Hurley for NHPR
Sam Evans-Brown / NHPR
Amanda Loder / NHPR
Sam Evans-Brown / NHPR
Chris Jensen for NHPR

Pages