Sorry, 'Best job in the world' on Australian island has been filled


You can put away your scuba gear and suntan lotion -- the "best job in the world" of running an Australian tropical island, has been filled.

Ben Southall, 34, of Britain, was picked from 16 finalists in a contest by the Tourism Queensland to explore the islands of the Great Barrier Reef for six months and report back to the tourism board and the world via blogs, a photo diary, video updates and interviews, according to a Reuters story.

The contest gathered global attention, with 34,700 video entries from almost 200 countries, and getting $110 million in global publicity for Queensland.