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Student Fails Assignment 'Cos Australia "Is Not A Country"

A university professor in the US has been fired after penalising a student, claiming Australia is not a country. 

27-year-old Ashley Arnold received feedback on an assignment claiming that Australia is in fact a continent, not a country. 

Ashley wrote back to her professor, clarifying that Australia is indeed a continent AND a country.

Refusing to accept they're wrong, the professor wrote back “Australia is a continent; it is not a country. That error made it nearly impossible for you to accurately complete your week 2 research outline correctly." 

"I want you to understand that any error in a project can invalidate the entire research project," the professor wrote.

"Research is like dominoes, if you accidentally knock over one piece the entire set will also fall."

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Finally, after Ashley sent them a link to an "about Australia" page, the professor acknowledged they were wrong and gave Ashley a B+.

The university has now replaced the professor and issued an apology on Twitter.

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