This falls under the category of “I Wish I Made This Up”.
A group of Japanese tourists in Australia decided that stereotypes exist for a reason and drove into the ocean. Sadly, the Hyundai Getz that they were driving was not designed for water transportation. They probably should have rented a Ford Fiesta, as can be proven by this clip from Top Gear, specifically the 4:48 mark:
Fortunately, they did have an excuse. They were apparently following the directions of their GPS. It makes sense . . . you’re a young student from Tokyo, driving in a foreign country. You have no idea where to go, so if your GPS (which apparently knows much more than you) tells you to drive in the ocean, you drive in the ocean.
In reality, they drove on a gravel road on the way to an island. However, the GPS did not happen to mention the 9 miles of water and mud on the way to the island. The car got stuck in mud, and then low tide became high tide. Suddenly, the Japanese students were stuck as the water gathered around them.
So, the lesson here is always question whenever an electronic device tells you to do something. After all, Skynet will be possible one day.
This is Bob, reporting from deep in the Yahoo Front page News. May Thoth be with you!