If you've ever seen a movie or TV show that takes place in a city you know well, you know that Hollywood often gets things wrong. For example, did you know that the Parthenon in Nashville is actually a replica? And the Sears Tower in Chicago doesn't have an observatory on the top? Here are some more examples of famous locations that Hollywood has gotten wrong.

There's just something about Hollywood that makes it irresistible to filmmakers. Perhaps it's the glamor and glitz or the wide range of potential locations. Whatever the attraction, movie makers often take liberties with famous locales, changing them in ways that bear little resemblance to reality. In this blog post, we'll take a look at some of the most egregious examples. So strap in, and get ready for a whirlwind tour of Hollywood's greatest hits - as interpreted by moviemakers!

We may learn a lot from movies and television shows. Some of those items are simply garbage. Correct these 14 frequent misunderstandings before you come across as a complete buffoon.

LESS THAN 5% OF AUSSIES LIVE IN THE OUTBACK The Australian Outback covers more than 70% of the continent but has only 800,000 residents. CRACKED.COM

Source: Pew

NOT EVERYONE IN NEW YORK TRAVELS BY TAXI. Most people use the public transportation. The rich use black car services. The taxi industry is not doing so hot in New York City. CRACKED.COM

Source: Curbed

ALCATRAZ WASN'T THE WORST PRISON. Prisoners would request transfers to Alcatraz for the single person cells and good food. (But maybe that says more about other prisons' horrific conditions...) CRACKED.COM

Source: Crime Museum

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