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Claim: Photograph shows imprint of a sexual encounter on a dirty car hood.
Example: [Collected on the Internet, 2004]
Origins: Sometimes we inadvertently leave behind tell-tale signs of having engaged in activities we'd rather other people not know about. In some cases we'd rather other people not know because those activities are illegal (or at least against the rules of wherever we happen to be), and in some cases it's because those activities are rather private matters we'd feel embarrassed about disclosing publicly.
The photograph shown above is a marevelously humorous example of the latter category. We don't know the origins of this picture, but it looks to be a posed one rather than a genuinely accidental capturing of the aftermath of a quickie on a convenient car
Last updated: 27 August 2004
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