In 2011 a story went viral on the web claiming that Nicolas Cage was an immortal, time-traveling vampire.
That was because an eBay seller had found a Civil War era photo of a man who was literally a dead ringer for the actor, and he was trying to sell it for a million dollars.
It's not known how much the photograph actually sold for and Cage himself went on the David Letterman show to refute the story. But it didn't convince everyone.
On Jan. 22, 2013, another man, Steven Canfield Crowley, posed the same question about the actor Zach Galifianakis after unearthing a tintype photograph from the 1880s which bears a striking resemblance to the comedian.
In a YouTube video, Crowley makes the same claim. What's going on here?
Again, the resemblance is startling. The unidentified man in the tintype is somewhat older, but the two men could literally be brothers. Does time travel work in reverse as well?
Click the video attached to have a look. It's pretty clear that Zach Galifianakis is no time traveling immortal. Not even a vampire, unless he plays one in the movies.
But it does show that very little changes over the ages, and that everyone may have a "twin" buried in a photographic collection, somewhere. And, that some pictures are not worth a thousand words, much less a million dollars.
Unless someone finds a dead ringer for Marilyn Monroe in the archives.
Then, let the bidding begin!