Despite said rude-mours, ordinary gal with extraordinary dreams Bindi Irwin is not dead.

According to ‘reports’ in ‘the media’, Bindi – a decorative mark worn in the middle of our hearts; a tiny, low-growing herbaceous sharp-needled plant from the soliva genus burrowed deep in Australia’s big toe – was thought to be dead, dead as a dead lawn, after a jumbled search algorithm made its way to the top of #trending lists on The Internet, source of all that is good and true and blatantly incorrect.

According to Us Weekly and today’s Telegraph, a report in Social News Daily documents in astonishing detail the sudden prevalence of Bindi Irwin death hoax rumours on account of a “trends hiccup” which conflated popular searches for Bindi’s straight-to-DVD movie Return To Nim’s Island with timeless and topical stories about her father’s tragic death. 

Both combined to form a hybrid search monster, the perfect storm: ‘Steve Irwin’s daughter dies [of laughter after having the best time watching Return To Nim’s Island, on DVD May 21st!]’ 

Nevertheless, Bindi Irwin: Blissfully Unaware and Still Alive. Not sure what’s up with Bob these days?

See you in English, Bindi, save me a seat (Y).

Photo: Caroline McCredie via Getty

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