New York Times invents an entire new country, 'Kyrzbekistan'


Cape Town - 9 January 2015 would now and forever more mark the day an entire new country, Kyrzbekistan, was found.

So popular was this new country that Condé Nast Traveler even put together a list of need-to-knows before your visit there. 

The new destination immediately leapt onto the bucketlists of many world travellers, but, to much disappointment, it was later realised that Kyrzbekistan was actually accidentally created by journalist John Branch, a New York Times' sports reporter. 

Branch owned up to his slip-up quite ingeniously, tweeting about his new invention. 



An unique Twitter account was even created for Kyrzbekistan, to where many tongue-in-cheek tweeters post their views on the new destination: 


The original article, that's been corrected on the New York Time's website, meant to reference the Central Asian nation Kyrgyzstan in an article on two rock climbers in Yosemite.

See: 2 men attempt most difficult climb in world at Yosemite
 
The correction of the article was Tweeted by NYT followers: 



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