One of the blessings of my life is that my father passed along the advice "don't believe everything that you read in the newspaper".
The explosion of digital information via the internet has drastically increased the volume of inaccurate information available to people (such as pyramid/Ponzi victims).
While it's easy to assign validity to sources we generally "trust", I occasionally find myself perplexed by what seems to get past the vetting of the editors. I found this photograph of a "jumping tank" included (#8) in a "The week in 31 photos" feature on CNN. With my skepticism cranked up based on what I know about what tanks weigh and what kind of forces it would take to get something like that off the ground, I found that the same photograph was being used in a "Pictures of the day: 7 October 2014" feature at the United Kingdom's respected Telegraph.
The tank in the photo is a Russian-made BMP-3 amphibious infantry fighting vehicle.
It weighs 41,200 lbs.
The main cannon on it is 100 mm.
Maximum speed under ideal conditions is 45mph.
I'm curious as to the opinions of people as to whether they think this photo is fake or real and what their basis for their opinion is.