The Real Story Behind the Incredible Storm Photo That Just Won't Die

Social media and news sites have been abuzz over an amazing image supposedly tropical storm Isaac. The picture was actually taken by an amateur in Brunei but that hasn't stopped people from using to to illustrate all kinds of weird things over the years.

Over the weekend, something almost as cyclical as storms themselves began spreading across social media — an old, dramatic image of a green-ish cloud hovering above water. Numerous people attributed the picture to Isaac but, as quickly as the picture spread, even making a brief appearance on Britain's Daily Mail, people began debunking it. This image seems to pop up every time there's a big storm — but where did it come from?

Thanks to Tin Eye, a photo-search site, we can see that the picture has illustrated a great many things besides Isaac.

1. A Dream

2. Spiritual Wordplay

3. Climate Change Denial

4. Latvian Weather Roundup

5. Blackberry Device

6. Scissor Sister Song

7. Baltic Storm

8. Moving from Wisconsin to Michigan

9. Twitter Update

And the original...

10. Brunei Storm