Fake Science Fair Projects

Fake Science Fair Projects

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Updated Mar 11, 2014 at 12:31AM EDT by Brad.

Added Nov 04, 2011 at 11:55PM EDT by bypipo50.

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About

Fake Science Fair Projects is a photoshop meme in which images or text of student projects such as science fair presentations are altered for humorous effect.

Origin

In March 2008, Something Awful hosted a Photoshop Phriday contest[1] where users altered images from a July 2006 Fashion SWAT post[2] highlighting some of the worst outfit and posterboard combination from science fairs. There were eight pages of contributions.

Spread

In August 2008, Flickr user Travis Pitts uploaded a collection of science fair project images under the title “photoshoppery”[6] with a description claiming that the original projects were created by his students in class. In November 2008, theCHIVE[6] highlighted a few of the SomethingAwful photoshops. A year later, Buzzfeed[3] published a compilation of both actual science fair projects, including ones from a collection at PhotoBasement[4], as well as some of the original SomethingAwful photoshopped ones.

On April 27th, 2010, Urlesque posted a compilation article titled “30 Hilarious Real and Fake Science Fair Projects Print,”[7] which was subsequently picked up by Digg.[8] The images saw a resurgence in fall of 2011 due to a post on image Tumblr Meme-Meme.[5]

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Search Interest

Search peaked in January 2011, but that month was also when the Google Science Fair[6] was announced.



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