John Heaton (jheaton) wrote,
John Heaton
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Ten random things: November 22

Ten mistakes made by the Washington Post in 2006:

  1. In an article about the Winter Olympics, relocated the northern city of Florence to southern Italy, and ...
  2. ... claimed the largest church in the world was the Basilica of St. Peter in Vatican City; the largest church is the Basilica of Our Lady of Peace in Cote D'Ivoire.
     
  3. Identified cartoon spies Boris and Natasha as Russian; they are from Pottsylvania.
     
  4. Ran a column suggesting penalizing employers who hire legal immigrants.
     
  5. Referred to the song, "Lloyd, I'm Ready to Be Heartbroken," as, "Lloyd, Are You Ready to Be Heartbroken."
     
  6. Stated that Melvin Harris of Bethesda-Chevy Chase HS completed a 99-yard touchdown pass to himself; the receiver was Abreon Scott.
     
  7. Identified Nick Bax, a student at St. Albans School in Washington, D.C., as a runner for an English school of the same name, and ...
  8. ... said he trailed another runner for the first 4,000 kilometers of a race, rather than the first 4,000 meters
     
  9. Misquoted a cardiologist as recommending one to two servings of salmon a day to meet recommendations for omega-3 fatty acids; he actually recommended one to two a week
     
  10. Printed a recipe for carbonada (braised beef with onions and red wine) with a cooking time of 10 to 20 minutes; it required a cooking time of 2.5 hours

I pulled these from an article in the new issue of Washingtonian magazine.

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