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In the giant WHOOPS department.....the internets told me it was OK

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by JR, Nov 12, 2008.

  1. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    Now here's a PR nightmare that started off with entirely good intentions.


    To honour the memory of the Canadian soldiers who died in the First World War, Ancestry.ca was offering, until the end of the month, a free Web search of military databases that contained the records of this country's soldiers.


    Problem is, the photograph they used in the ad is of a German soldier.

    Johnathan Vance, a history professor at the University of Western Ontario, blamed the error on a Google search gone bad.

    "History can be quite tricky," Mr. Vance said. "But this is a really embarrassing mistake."

    "History can be quite tricky". Words to live by.
  2. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Germans try hard too...
  3. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Germans have grandchildren, too.
  4. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

  5. RossLT

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  6. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    I can shoot and I can pass... nice goal AQB
  7. EStreetJoe

    EStreetJoe Well-Known Member

    especially when they bombed Pearl Harbor.
  8. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Outstanding pull.
  9. SoCalDude

    SoCalDude Active Member

    Remember the year Florida's football media guide had a picture of a crocodile on it??
  10. I still have it
  11. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    How can one even tell on sight?
  12. A gator's snout is wider, although I guess if you have just one photo, you wouldn't necessarily know which one it is.

    Or are you asking about the Germans?
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