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Cliffhanger holiday pic goes viral

November 27, 2012, 11:04 amYahoo!7

A cleverly-angled photo designed to freak out one traveller's mother has gone viral in social media.

Cliffhanger holiday pic goes viral
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Samantha Busch had her boyfriend take the photo that appears like she’s clutching desperately to the cliff-edge of the Grand Canyon.

In fact she was standing on a ledge that’s hidden from the camera lens.

The 22-year-old uploaded the photo on social networking site Reddit saying: “Mom was worried about my trip to the Grand Canyon, I sent her this picture."

Image: Samantha Busch/Reddit


The photo sparked thousands of comments and inspired others to post similar spoof pictures.

Busch told ABC News her mother had been panicking before her trip to the famous natural landmark because “people are dumb, they fall off, the wind blows them over the edge”.

“So when while I was there, I found a cool little spot that I could sneak into, and lean back and look like I am falling off, and I thought that would be a great picture to send back home to my parents, who were worried about me.”

Her mother Rebecca Busch told ABC her heart dropped when she saw the photo and it was a massive relief to learn it had been staged.

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9 Comments

  1. 10:38am Wednesday 28th November 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    I wonder how many other stupid kids are going to die, just because they want to play the same stupid trick

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  2. blue- bird 1955 25 twins201110:36pm Tuesday 27th November 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    whats kind off joke to play on mum youneed help deprasshion is aillness i have it

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  3. MIKE D06:58pm Tuesday 27th November 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Good photo, good subject..

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  4. edward06:48pm Tuesday 27th November 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Great photo, good use of perception. The knockers are only envious

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  5. Jason05:10pm Tuesday 27th November 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    I can't stand to look at it because she is just SO UGLY !!

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  6. Glib05:09pm Tuesday 27th November 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    "Goes viral". Oh Yahoo, you are just so trendy with the hip words to suck us in.

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  7. Soledad01:48pm Tuesday 27th November 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Chris - firstly, she obvioulsy didnt take the photo herself, as both hands are clutching the cliff edge in an attempt not to fall off. But, if she did take a photo of herself falling of a cliff, with today's phones, she would easily have time to send the phot to her familiy before she hit the bottom. Think about it. Secondly, what's to stop her partner or whoever took the photo from sending it to her parents?

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  8. John01:20pm Tuesday 27th November 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    what a dumb s--t this kid is could have given her parents a heart attack. this stupid act wouldnt be so funny had this happened

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  9. Chris12:39pm Tuesday 27th November 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    'My daughter just sent me a photo of her falling off a cliff, it must be real!' Did the mother not stop to think 'hang on, how is that even possible if she's dead'

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