We've been had....

And not in the fun-and-sexy kind of way. In the, you've-been-duped kind of way.
Thanks to *A* for bringing this to my attention. Unfortunately it appears that the Undiscovered Tribe is not quite so undiscovered after all.
Yahoo Buzz details
As it turns out, the story is only half true. The men in the photo are members of a tribe, but it certainly ain't "lost." In fact, as the photographer, José Carlos Meirelles, recently explained, authorities have known about this particular tribe since 1910. The photographer and the agency that released the pictures wanted to make it seem like they were members of a lost tribe in order to call attention to the dangers the logging industry may have on the group.
I did kind of know this I guess, the part about trying to find evidence of them to prevent logging. I didn't however, know about the 1910 part. Hmmm.
Oh well. Nothing is as it seems on the net hey....

3 kindred spirits ~ This bugs them too!:

Reanan said...
June 24, 2008 8:57 PM

Of course someone goes off half cocked and ten mins later its all over the internet.

lol

Dataceptionist said...
June 25, 2008 11:38 AM

Well actually, the organisation that funded it all,
http://www.survival-international.org/
put it out as a real thing on their website, and then the media picked it up.
Its all a bit weird really.

Reanan said...
June 25, 2008 8:29 PM

So not even half cocked?
Totally uncocked?

HAHA sounds rude

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