Swedes Drive 400 Miles In The Opposite Direction Due To GPS Mistake

I do love the Swedes. Some of them. Maybe not the couple who drove 400 miles into the wrong direction because they misspelled the destination—the industrial city of Carpi instead of the island of Capri—into their GPS.

The couple wrote Carpi and, without questioning the weird 400-mile detour the GPS was showing and the fact that they were looking for an island, off they went to this place in northern Italy

instead of getting here, to the paradise of Capri, which is located in exactly the opposite direction, in the Gulf of Naples, in the Campania region of southern Italy:

As a Carpi tourist official declared after the Swedish couple asked for Capri's Blue Grotto: "Capri is an island. They did not even wonder why they didn't cross any bridge or take any boat."

Maybe people should not follow technology so blindingly, especially when technology could always fail because of their own failure. Then again, I have a (very) soft spot for people who drive aimlessly into wrong directions. [BBC News]

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