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YouTube screenshot of John Oliver dressed as the pūteketeke on Jimmy Fallon's show
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Last Week Tonight host John Oliver successfully ran a spirited campaign for the pūteketeke, a bird native to New Zealand, in the country's Bird of the Century competition—so much so that it crashed the website.

In the end, the pūteketeke won out—much to the delight of the comedian's fans—but what really attracted attention was the campaign's absurdity, which is not atypical where Oliver is concerned.

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