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Warning: May Contain Feelings

I’m Betting This is The Cutest Video Featuring the Curiosity Rover We’ll See For A While

Melbourne, Australia commissioned a cute video to remind its passengers to exercise save behavior when boarding trains or waiting at stations called “Dumb Ways to Die.” Seattle’s Cinesaurus created this homage video to it all about the Mars Curiosity Rover

I feel obligated to point out that since all the rovers are referred to as “she,” like many other inanimate vehicles, this video contains a brief moment of lesbian robot love. It also contains references to Amelia Earhart, Aliens, Half-Life 3, Doctor Who, and at about 1:05, something that just might make an xkcd fan tear up, so that’s pretty cool too.

(via Laughing Squid.)

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  • Anonymous

    Cute, but it seems a full of American reference for Australia.

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  • Chris Talbot

    The original “Dumb ways to Die” was made in Australia. This parody of it was made in Seattle. Hence, the more American references.

  • Will Shooter

    I dont see one particularly american reference… All of them make complete sense for Australians… ?

  • Becca C.

    OMG! I love the original (Dumb Ways to Die) and I’m just totally geeking out about this parody, it’s perfect. Daleks! :P

  • Anonymous

    Ah, it was late and I was having an eyeball disorder.

  • Anonymous

    Note the reply below. However, if I were an American commuter, I would be pretty puzzled to be shown a video referencing the 1975 Australian constitutional crisis, The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert, and lamingtons.

  • Carmen Sandiego

    Love, love, love Priscilla, Queen of the Desert!