City government cyberscrewups: Wrong skyline, wrong language

Residents of Birmingham, England, probably felt some pride when they got pamphlets in the mail praising their recycling levels -- but then were confused when they realized that the skyline on the leaflet wasn't their home town. Turns out that it was the skyline of Birmingham, Alabama, taken from an "Internet photo archive." (Hint: the first hit on Google Image Search isn't always the right one.) At least the citizens of Birmingham could read their pamphlet, unlike English speakers in Kodiak, Alaska, who got vote pamphlets only in Tagalog due to a translation mix-up.

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