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FAKE: Uncontacted Amazon Tribe A Hoax

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Remember the story about the previously-unknown Amazon tribe? Well it turns out it's not entirely true. The photographer that took the picture, José Carlos, has admitted that the tribe has, in fact, been known about since 1910. He created the hoax "in order to call attention to the dangers the logging industry may have on the group." No way, José. Now they're probably gonna log the hell out of that poor tribe just to spite you. What you did was wrong. That's like a highschool health teacher contracting STDs to show to the class. It does makes some kind of point, but you can't help but wonder if there was an easier way.

The Not-So-Lost Tribe [yahoobuzz]

Thanks Abraham, they got me too.

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  • LeslieCz

    "Unknown" and "uncontacted" mean different things. The tribes were "known" to exist but they had not been contacted.

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