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This video was released as part of the $5 million campaign to bring tourists and businesses to Rhode Island.  Unless you're from Rhode Island, or maybe Iceland it can be hard to tell that one of these pieces of generic stock footage is actually from the city of Reykjavik. 



This scene is not in Rhode Island, it's in front of the Harpa concert hall, which some social media users quickly noticed did not belong there. Officials say the editing company made a mistake and will be fixing it at no additional cost. That doesn't mean it hasn't attracted some ridicule on the internet.


via @JohnDePetroshow

game of thrones the beatles george rr martin Everyone Relax! George R.R. Martin Did Not Die
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You may have heard that the Beatles' former manager, George Martin, died recently. A lot of people saw that and thought that George R.R. Martin had died. 


via @JMDilling, @SpiralHorn@NipunChopra7

Even a news outlet got confused. 


via @JD24

But the record has been set straight and we all know now that George R. R. Martin, the author of the Game of Thrones TV show and novel series, is totally still alive. 

Except this guy...


via @stillwellgray

He's... probably still a little confused. 

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Via: Mashable
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According to a legal complaint filed by Edward Gamson, an American dentist, he and his partner booked a trip to the Spanish city of Granada through British Airways. They were flying out of London, which is a two-hour journey from Granada. Unfortunately, that two-hour flight was actually a nine-hour flight to the Caribbean, because that plane was going to Grenada, 4,000 miles away from their original destination. One letter makes a big difference.

It's a mistake unlikely to happen on any online-booking service, but Gamson had called to make the reservation. "Grenada" and "Granada" is easy to mix up, although he claimed to have told the British Airways booking agent he was going to Spain.

British Airways initially offered him and his travel companion $376 each, plus 50,000 miles, but Gamson told NBC News that the cost of the missed trip, including hotels, trains and tours, cost more than $34,000.

Gamson is now suing the airline. A spokesperson for British Airways said the airline was unable to comment on active litigation.

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Via: sethwillo
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According to sethwillo, this guy decided to stick his head in a hole and came out looking like this. There must have been a hiding porcupine inside that wasn't happy to see him and decided to bite him with his butt.

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It's no Clint Eastwood + Invisible Obama, but Democratic National Convention organizers are apologizing for their own strange gaffe last week: During a carefully orchestrated tribute to veterans -- 50 were honored onstage -- the video onscreen behind them included an image of Soviet-era Russian warships.

The gaffe was "due to vendor error" -- but one Navy vet accused Dems of being out of touch with veterans: "Is the Democratic Party that far removed that they can't check up on a simple picture?"

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I was elected to lead, not to read!

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