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Greece is the new Australia.

The national tourism agency has featured a well-known landmark in a new promotional video for the country. Unfortunately, it's from the wrong country.

The video uses 15 seconds of footage from a time lapse video of the stars above the Twelve Apostles rock formations, shot by Australian photographer Alex Cherney.

But the agency is defending itself, claiming that it wasn't a mistake, according to "The Sydney Morning Herald:"

The embarrassing blunder has been compounded by "preposterous" claims by the Greek tourism ministry that the use of the images are justified because constellations seen in the sky above the apostles on the video "carry Greek names".

The 12 Apostles debacle is actually the second controversy surrounding the video since it was released in early November. The government also mistakenly included footage of Hitler's 1936 Berlin Olympics and was forced to re-edit it.

Via ABC
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Way to make a first impression America.

While practicing takeoffs and landings in Brisbane ahead of this weekend's G20 summit, an Osprey U.S. military helicopter accidentally blew large dust clouds into 6 lanes of nearby traffic, causing a standstill.

Fortunately no accidents were reported, according to The Courier Mail.

In related news, Australia now hates us.

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KXAN fail in missing R from search and also that is not where Perth is.
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Ignoring the noticeable missing 'R' from 'Search Area,' no, that is not, in fact, where Perth is. Here is Perth's actual location:


We smrt tho, wee promis.

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australia Damn Nature U Scary crocodile Probably bad News fail nation g rated - 8083707392
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The four-meter-long beast was reportedly spotted at Broome's Cable Beach, a popular tourist destination. Correction, formerly popular tourist destination.

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Josie Lim and her family were walking along a beach near Hobart when they spotted the unusual-looking creature and snapped a photo, the Sydney Morning Herald reports. The photo just boggles the mind. Looks like a huge amount of snot.

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FAIL australia stuck hide and seek olive oil washing machine stupid - 7992100608
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"Hide and Seek" has always been thought of by most as a rather simple, innocent game. After all, it's for children, right? Well, a man in Australia decided to throw its innocence out the window and play the game naked. After deciding that a top-loading washing machine was a good hiding spot, he ended up getting stuck. Once emergency crews arrived, they ended up using olive oil to slip him out of his tiny prison.

One valuable lesson can be learned from this: if you get stuck naked in a washing machine, use olive oil before you call the fire department.

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Youtuber Durianriders shows us how to calmly release a rather large spider that has climbed up onto his shirt. If you think he's calm at the beginning of the video, just wait until the spider decides not to cooperate when it's time to go back to nature!

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Watch this reversed footage of New Year's Eve Fireworks at Docklands, Melbourne in Australia.

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Julia Gillard, the Australian prime minister whose parliamentary speech against misogyny made her a viral video star earlier in October, returns to YouTube with a faux national address in which she affirms the Mayan doomsday prophecy. Just to be clear, this video was created as a promotional clip for the Australian radio station Triple J.

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The latest public safety campaign video from Australia's Melbourne Metro Trains hypothesizes some of the strangest ways a person could die. Music credit: "Dumb Ways to Die" by Tangerine Kitty.



PSA of the Day is a feature series presenting a variety of notable public service announcements and cautionary messages.