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Iceland’s Loch Ness Monster Is Real?

We have all heard the stories of the famous, ‘Loch Ness Monster.’ But, how many people actually believe the stories? We’re willing to bet not many. However, you just might want to think twice before you dismiss this secretive creature.

On Feb. 2, Hjortur Kjerulf filmed what some people believe is Iceland’s Loch Ness Monster swimming in the water of a lake. As you can see from the video above, it does appear that there is some sort of creature swimming in the water. It appears to move in a way you might see a snake move. To the average viewer this might be enough evidence to conclude that this creature is real.

But, Loren Coleman, director of the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine says not so fast. Coleman has studied and written about this creature in his book “Field Guide to Lake Monsters and Sea Serpents” and Coleman has some doubts about this video…

 ”What concerns me the most is the robotic look of this creature. If you look at the head, it appears like somebody’s put a constructed anaconda head there, and behind it, the natural movement of a snake should give much more flowing curve to the sections.

What concerned me immediately was when I saw the tail section moving in unison with the next section; there’s no movement in that one section as it goes side-to-side. A snake moves in a sort of ‘s’ curve. But in this video, you get a blocking of the movement of the creature, which tells us it’s probably very artificial.”

Coleman said on his website that what you see in the video might have been made by the use of “a robot with tarps, fish nets or trash bags.”

Sadly, it looks like this video is another hoax. But, we’d like to believe that somewhere out there the Loch Ness Monster and Bigfoot are laughing at us. Iceland's Loch Ness Monster One of the most popular Loch Ness Monster Pictures

 

FDA investigates fake “Unfaithful” Tiger Woods Gatorade

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The Food and Drug Administration is investigating the appearance of Gatorade bottles with fake labels reading “Unfaithful” accompanied by pictures of Tiger Woods and his estranged wife Elin Nordegren in Colorado grocery stores, 9 News reported.

Karen May, spokeswoman for Gatorade, told the Associated Press that the company did not produce the labels, nor would she reveal whether the bottles held actual Gatorade. Gatorade did not respond to Slashfood’s request for comment.

An e-mail address on the fake label belonged to Jason Kay of Longmont, Col., 9 News reported. He says was involved, but called the “Unfaithful” labels a friend’s “pop art” project. Kay said his friend did not want to be contacted. “The artist wants to remain anonymous because there are similar future projects in the works.”
Kay told 9 News he and his friend planted about 1,000 bottles in the Denver area. Some, numbered one to 100, were part of a “collectors edition.” He would not say how much the stunt cost to pull off, nor would he say whether Gatorade knew his friend’s identity.

The FDA’s Office of Criminal Investigations is investigating whether the situation qualifies as a tampering or adulteration case, 9 News reported.

FDA spokeswoman Siobhan DeLancey told the AP the agency doesn’t confirm or deny investigations, but the Huffington Post reported the agency considers it an “isolated incident.”