Idiocracy is upon us.
GPS typo sends Swedish couple 400 miles off course
by Scott Carmichael (RSS feed) on Jul 28th 2009 at 1:00PM
A Swedish couple screwed up their vacation when a simple typo sent them 400 miles away from their desired destination.
When entering the Italian island of Capri into their GPS, they accidentally entered Carpi. The two destinations couldn't be more different - Capri is a lovely island off the coast of Naples, Carpi is an industrial village in the middle of nowhere,
It isn't uncommon for someone to make a spelling mistake on their GPS, but you'd expect that most people be able to notice they are not on an island, and that the drive was about 6 hours shorter than expected.
Sadly, this couple had no idea, and when they couldn't find the famous blue caves of Capri, they asked the local tourist office.
It was then (most likely after the laughter stopped) that they were told they were in the wrong town. The couple then popped the correct destination into their GPS and headed towards the correct Capri.