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Google Street Maps “Half Cat” Debunked

Google Street Maps “Half Cat” Debunked

The image of a two-legged “half cat” supposedly spotted on Google Street Maps went viral in May 2013, only to be debunked soon thereafter.

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It’s a hoax.

While the image was claimed to have been spotted on Google Street Maps, it was revealed that the now infamous “half cat” was simply a product of Photoshop.

Let’s take a look at the “half cat” image, the original from which it was created, and an animated gif showing the two together:

This is the “half cat” image hat went viral.



Next we have the original from which the “half cat” was created.



When you compare the original with the Photoshopped version in the animated gif below, you can see that the fake image included the cat’s two front legs and moved the tail to create a new back. The ears were also removed.




Bottom Line

The “half cat” image which went viral in May 2013 turned out to be a simple photo editing job.

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