Photo Fakery: Gross
Image Gallery: Gross Pictures
A gallery of viral images notable for their 'Ick!' factor. Some of these 'gross pictures' are authentic, others are fakes. As you'll see, it's not always obvious which is which!
Brain Maggots / Sushi Worms (Photos)
Disturbing images of what appears to be a worm infestation of a live human brain are circulating attached to two completely different stories, both of which are terrifying, but false.
Breast Infestation (Photo & Video)
Emailed image and video purport to document the medical case of anthropologist Susan McKinley, who failed to seek treatment for a rash and wound up with an infestation of larvae in her breast.
Brown Recluse Spider Bite (Photos)
Emailed photos purport to show the progressive deterioration of a wound caused by the bite of a brown recluse spider.
Crocodile Eats Golfer (Photo)
Little did the Palm Beach golfer realize as he tramped off alone to the seventh hole that he was about to become Ol' Mose's last meal.
Dead Frog Found in Can of Peas (Photos)
(NOT a hoax!) Irate consumer complains in forwarded email about finding a tiny dead frog inside a can of Kroger peas. With revolting photo documentation...
Do They Eat Babies in China? (Photos)
Photos circulated on the Internet seem to prove that human infants are eaten in China. Are they real? (Not for the faint of heart!)
Doctors Find Live Worm in Patient's Eye (Photos)
Revolting photos show the surgical removal of a live worm from the eye of an unfortunate patient who purportedly contracted the parasite from ordinary house dust.
Maggots in Oreos
Emailed photos purport to show an infestation of maggots or insect eggs in the cream filling of an Oreo cookie.
Man Keeps Dead Wife in Glass Coffee Table
According to this forwarded email, Arizona resident Jeff Green preserved the body of his dead wife Lucy in a specially-built glass coffee table, which is on display in his living room.
Restaurant Closed for Serving Rats, Mice, etc. as Food
Email hoax claims an "Asian/Chinese" restaurant in Atlanta, Georgia was recently closed by authorities for offering dishes made of rats, mice, kittens and puppies.
The Queen and the Scottish Soldiers (Photos)
Emailed image shows Queen Elizabeth of England sitting amidst a group of kilt-wearing Scottish soldiers, one of whom reveals a wee bit too much of his manhood.
Spider in Oreo Cookie
Viral image purports to show a spider found smashed inside an Oreo Cookie.