The U.S. Embassy in Canberra, Australia has apologized on behalf of the Department of State for accidentally sending a test email featuring a photo of a cat dressed in a Cookie Monster costume.
Yes....this is real....
The photo was was titled "cat pajama-jam" and was sent within an email titled "meeting," as part of a fake meeting invitation sent by the Department of State to recipients.
The Embassy is calling it a "training error" have have released the following statement:
"Sorry to disappoint those of you who were hoping to attend this 'cat pajama-jam' party, but such an event falls well outside our area of expertise,"
"It was a training error made by one of our new staff testing out our email newsletter platform."