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Bindi Irwin, the 14-year-old daughter of late "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin, is alive and well despite the Internet's best efforts to get people to believe otherwise.

A rumor that the Australian teen had died started to pick up steam on Twitter yesterday, and then "Steve Irwin daughter dies" climbed all the way to No. 4 on MSN's list of hot search terms, according to Social News Daily.

And the answer to the question, "Don't people have anything better to do?" has once again been answered.

The consensus is that recent interest in Bindi and her new movie, Return From Nim Island, combined with people searching for her as "Steve Irwin's daughter" and the fact that Irwin died in 2006, just made for a perfect search storm that resulted in the macabre trending snafu.

So, chalk this one up to technical difficulties (rather than a fake news story about falling off a cliff in New Zealand written just for kicks).

Meanwhile, just two days ago Bindi tweeted out a link to an interview she gave on a recent trip to Hong Kong, writing, "I had such a wonderful time there."

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