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Painted bathroom floor photo circulating on internet; interesting facts re: genesis on snopes.com!
SNOPES.COM ^ | MAY 30, 2005 | Unknown

Posted on 05/30/2005 12:38:40 PM PDT by CHARLITE

Claim: Photograph shows a bathroom with an unusually painted floor.

Caption on photo making rounds on internet states:

This is a painted floor!!!!

I don't think I could even step into the room


Status:False

"IMAGINE . . . you are at a party.
You have to go to the bathroom.
There's only one at the house you're in.
This is the bathroom you enter."


Origins: The image shown above may qualify as a genuine artwork, but not of the type claimed (i.e., a bathroom with its floor painted to make it appear open to the sky from thousands of feet in the air). It's another entry from a Worth1000.com contest, this one asking participants to creatively manipulate a photograph of an ordinary bathroom. The "falling man" entry has proved to be an especially popular one, and the image has been forwarded around the Internet with its contextual information removed and misleading comments added by some of its forwarders.

Last updated: 27 April 2005

Link to Worth1000.com contest: http://www.worth1000.com/cache/gallery/contestcache.asp?contest_id=4040&display=photoshop

(Excerpt) Read more at snopes.com ...


TOPICS: Arts/Photography
KEYWORDS: art; bathroom; floor; illusion; optical; painted

1 posted on 05/30/2005 12:38:42 PM PDT by CHARLITE
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To: CHARLITE

that's really strange *LOL*


2 posted on 05/30/2005 12:40:06 PM PDT by cyborg (I am ageless through the power of the Lord God.)
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To: CHARLITE

I'm afraid of heights, I think I'll just hold it.


3 posted on 05/30/2005 12:40:53 PM PDT by myhubbycooksyummyfood
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To: CHARLITE

Was that guy trying to flush the koran or what ??


4 posted on 05/30/2005 12:41:27 PM PDT by lionheart 247365 (( Home of the FREE because of the BRAVE .. .. .. ))
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To: CHARLITE

Was that guy trying to flush the koran or what ??


5 posted on 05/30/2005 12:41:33 PM PDT by lionheart 247365 (( Home of the FREE because of the BRAVE .. .. .. ))
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To: CHARLITE

That could qualify on The Travel Channel's "Worlds Best Bathrooms" in the category as unusual.


6 posted on 05/30/2005 12:41:49 PM PDT by lilylangtree (Veni, Vidi, Vici)
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To: Blurblogger; nothingnew; Alamo-Girl; EagleUSA; King Prout; eyespysomething; little jeremiah; ...
Some fun stuff!! (for a change!!)

Char :)

7 posted on 05/30/2005 12:43:52 PM PDT by CHARLITE (I'd like to see Hillary and Bill Clinton GET REAL JOBS for once!)
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To: myhubbycooksyummyfood
I'm afraid of heights, I think I'll just hold it.

Don't be afraid the squirrel will catch you.,


8 posted on 05/30/2005 12:46:06 PM PDT by armymarinemom (My sons freed Iraqi and Afghanistan Honor Roll students.And we're unlikely to get a look into this t)
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To: CHARLITE
Photoshop is too cool. The major disadvantage of it is that's so complicated that you need to use it a lot in order be good at it.

I keep forgetting how to do stuff, and a lot of it I never learned in the first place.

9 posted on 05/30/2005 12:46:39 PM PDT by Dog Gone
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To: Dog Gone

Yep.

If I had 345,098,876 hours to kill, I would buy PhotoShop today.


10 posted on 05/30/2005 12:49:13 PM PDT by Skooz (Admit Nothing. Deny Everything. Make Counter Accusations.)
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To: CHARLITE
That is a photograph manipulated in photoshop.

There is no doubt in my minf that some artists can produce amazing effects, but the manipulator of this photo leaves a lot to be desired in his/her knowledge of perspective and corners.

11 posted on 05/30/2005 12:56:07 PM PDT by Publius6961 (The most abundant things in the universe are hydrogen, ignorance and stupidity.)
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To: armymarinemom
OH M'GOSH !!! That would scare me worse than the "painted floor!"

Char (:

12 posted on 05/30/2005 1:37:49 PM PDT by CHARLITE (I'd like to see Hillary and Bill Clinton GET REAL JOBS for once!)
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To: CHARLITE
I kind of like this one. Image hosted by TinyPic.com
13 posted on 05/30/2005 1:40:24 PM PDT by neb52
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To: neb52

Some of those were just frightening!


14 posted on 05/30/2005 2:13:35 PM PDT by samiam1972 (Live simply so that others may simply live!)
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To: neb52
Just amazing, isn't it? What astounding technology. For "scariest," I'm sticking with the giant rabbit in the window, although the yellow beetle in the bathtub isn't reassuring, to say the least.

Thanks for adding to this pictorial thread!

Char :)

15 posted on 05/30/2005 3:16:32 PM PDT by CHARLITE (Why do we permit seditious, hateful messages to be shouted from muslim pulpits in America?)
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To: CHARLITE
Rabbit?

Was that a rabbit? ;D

In my parts, that's a squirrel! LoL

16 posted on 05/30/2005 5:15:32 PM PDT by GulfWar1Vet (U.S. Military = Defenders of Freedom, Freedom Fighters, Democracy Fighters!)
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To: GulfWar1Vet
Oh dear! You're right!!!!!!........well.......a giant rabbit or squirrel, either one peering through that window would scare me skinny!.........and I'm already slim!

Thanks for the correction!

Char :)

17 posted on 05/30/2005 5:19:32 PM PDT by CHARLITE (Why do we permit seditious, hateful messages to be shouted from muslim pulpits in America?)
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To: CHARLITE
LOL..yer good

some of those catagories are just down right hilarious!

18 posted on 05/30/2005 5:43:36 PM PDT by GulfWar1Vet (U.S. Military = Defenders of Freedom, Freedom Fighters, Democracy Fighters!)
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To: CHARLITE

I LOVE it! I want one! My daughter does trompe l'oile or however you spell it--maybe she'll do one in my laundry room...;-D


19 posted on 05/30/2005 5:49:58 PM PDT by Judith Anne (Thank you St. Jude for favors granted.)
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To: GulfWar1Vet
Did you see the "Chalk Art" piece that I posted a few weeks ago?





You can probably find the whole post plus the great responses, by doing a search - maybe type "Chalk Art" into the dialogue box, and see if the piece comes up. There were some WILD replies!

These chalk designs appear to be 3 dimensional. They are SO REAL. But it's "chalk art!"

Char :)

20 posted on 05/30/2005 5:50:11 PM PDT by CHARLITE (Why do we permit seditious, hateful messages to be shouted from muslim pulpits in America?)
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To: lilylangtree

What about the Royal Flush?

http://www.mitchoconnell.com/htour.html


21 posted on 05/30/2005 7:37:06 PM PDT by weegee ("Do you want them to write a piece about how great the military is?" Elizabeth Bumiller - NY Times)
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To: CHARLITE

That reminds me of my trip to Scottland. Not only were there Bagpipers all over, but plenty of Chalk Artists. Just wonderfull art. I am not much for todays art since most is hard to deem as art, but most of the chalk artist are just so gifted.


22 posted on 05/30/2005 7:47:07 PM PDT by neb52
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To: CHARLITE

How bizarre. Thanks for the ping!


23 posted on 05/30/2005 9:59:10 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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