Pictured: A Skyscraper Beam of Lies

Brace yourself. Today may mark the 80th anniversary of the famous shot of the world’s most terrifying lunch, but everything you know about the picture (assuming you think you know something about it) is wrong. This iconic image may not have been a candid shot at all, but instead an elaborate publicity stunt by the Rockefeller Center. Of course. There can be no magically nerve-wracking moment that is just honest without the Rockefellers getting involved. Next thing you know, we’ll be hearing that Paul Revere was just trying to sell lanterns …

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