Description: Photo hoax
Circulating since: Jan. 2010
Email contributed by an AOL user Feb. 19, 2010:
Subject: OOPS !
Have ya seen this one yet???
Sign Posted on the Road just outside Nairobi, Kenya
(see photo above)
Analysis: This is a hoax. First, Kenya's two main languages are Swahili and English. The road sign above contains what appears to be Arabic script. Second, the image was Photoshopped. The original, discovered by a user posting on the conspiracy-theory website AboveTopSecret.com, is of a road sign in Madha, a territory of Oman located in the United Arab Emirates. In English and Arabic, it says: "Wilayat Madha Welcomes You."
Last updated 02/20/10