Iran proudly announced on Monday that it had successfully launched a monkey into space.
The much publicised event immediately sent trepidation around the world, stoking fears of long-range missiles in the possession of a near-nuclear regime intent on Israel's destruction.
On closer examination, however, it would appear they may have been fibbing.
Photos of the alleged cosmic explorer before and after the launch show some intriguing irregularities.
Pictures from Iranian state television show a monkey with a prominent red mole above its right eye being strapped in for the flight.
Video from after the flight, released on Tuesday, shows a mole-free primate with slightly different coloured fur.
This raises two possibilites, either the monkey died in flight and was replaced with a live one for the cameras or the flight never happened at all.
Added to the mystery is the lack of confirmation of the rocket's journey by anyone outside of Iran.
In a spa
In this embarrassing and childish pose
In a coat. In IKEA
In a police station
In this highly compromising position
At a rape protest
On a goat
In possession of such a lovely hamper
At a picnic
In a cricket match
In PC World
In a baseball match
In the highway code
In a 19th century battle
In a hammock
In this person's roof rack
In this hat
In this safe
In so much fear
In possession of such a floppy nose
In captivity like this
In this crate
In the middle of the road with so many bananas
In a pre-match huddle
In a Q&A session
On a pig