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Misplaced object in 'Downton Abbey' promo photo gives Internet a laugh

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Misplaced object in 'Downton Abbey' promo photo gives Internet a laugh

By Joyce Lupiani. CREATED Aug 15, 2014

Take a minute and look at the photograph below. Can you spot what doesn't belong?

A photograph released on Thursday to promote season five of the popular television series "Downton Abbey" contains one object that would have definitely been out of place in the 1920s, during which the show is set.

Of course, the photo quickly went viral on Facebook and Twitter.

Some jokesters are now even adding their own touches.


ABC News says the photo was quickly pulled from the show's Facebook page and website and PBS, the network that airs the series in the United States, has not responded to its request for comment.

Obviously, this isn't the first time that a television show or movie has contained an historical error. For example, a white van can be seen in one scene of the movie "Braveheart," which was set in the 13th century. Several other scenes of the movie also had to be re-shot because extras were wearing sunglasses and wristwatches.

For more examples of historical errors on film, click here.

Joyce Lupiani

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Joyce Lupiani, who is based in Las Vegas at KTNV-TV Channel 13, is a contributor to NowTrending.com.