Apparently the Nicaraguans aren’t the only ones envious of the Panama Canal. The Egyptian government, to promote the recent announcement of a 45 mile extension to the Suez Canal, commissioned new stamps portraying the canal in all its glory. Just one problem with the plan. The stamp designers have either never seen the Suez Canal or just like the Panama Canal better. Take a look:
The Telegraph has a summary of the embarrassing blunder, with this awesome line:
“A government official said that the postal service was aware of the mix up and was trying to rectify the situation.” Makes me wonder what they are doing to rectify the situation.” Looking for some more accurate photos?