A video of a Saudi man skiing in the snow went viral. There's only one problem with the footage
According to the Saudi Gazette it's snowing in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
— Cyrulah (@Millennial_Rule) November 29, 2016
Many news publications headlined the story around one very happy skiing Saudi man
— ماجد فتيني (@majed_waheep) November 23, 2016
The Independent's sister publication i100 went with
The Daily Mirror called it bizarre
The Metro said that everyone had a great time, but did they?
The Daily Mail included the fact that people were also building snowmen
So did The Sun
Here's a pick of the cheeky snowmen featured in many of the stories
— المملكة اليوم (@KSATODAY1) November 26, 2016
There's only one snag, the 'skiing' man video was originally recorded in 2013. Whoops!
Oh, and the snowmen snaps are old too, as seen here on 28 January 2016
But it wasn’t just the British press that got it wrong, RT and even Saudi state-owned Al-Arabiya used the video