Shark swimming in a flooded street

Shark swimming in a flooded street

The original photo, “great white shark following a kayak” was photoshopped many times to create fake stories. For example, after Hurricane Irene battered the Caribbean island of Puerto Rico in late August 2011 and flooded many streets on, the shark from the original photo used in a fake image showing a great white swimming beside cars. That fake image then started being circulated on the internet and media: according to Huffington Post, it appeared on EgoTV with the caption: “This picture was taken in Puerto Rico shortly after Hurricane Irene ravaged the island.” Even more funnier, the authorities in NYC were warning people not to go swimming in flood waters after a hurricane. Once, it was used in a TV bulletin on Channel 7 News Miami. It was resurfaced again in June of 2012, when a shark tank supposedly burst in a popular mall in Kuwait.

After the Hurricane Sandy, the deadliest and most destructive hurricane of the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season, and the second-costliest hurricane in United States history, the very same shark made the same appearance outside a car window in the flooded streets of New Jersey.

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