SORRY with a capital S ! The half a sec before Tsunami image that I posted earlier was actually a dust storm picture in Sydney in 2002. check out http://www.bom.gov.au/bmrc/clfor/cfstaff/jmb/herald02nov14.html
There are too many of these stories floating around the net !
I fell for the one about an old, impoverished looking couple who came to create an endowment in their son’s (alumnus) name at Harvard University. They were ignored and turned away. Both of the were wealthy millionaires and went on to start Stanford University. It made a convincing read and I’ve heard many motivational speakers using this incident in their speeches. However, both Stanford and Harvard have denied the story and put an end to this fairy tale .
You can read the full story at http://www.truthorfiction.com/rumors/s/stanford.htm
Moral of the story : Verify, Verify and Verify !