Ten mistakes made by the Washington Post in 2006:
- In an article about the Winter Olympics, relocated the northern city of Florence to southern Italy, and ...
- ... 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.
- Identified cartoon spies Boris and Natasha as Russian; they are from
- Ran a column suggesting penalizing employers who hire legal
- Referred to the song, "Lloyd, I'm Ready to Be Heartbroken," as,
"Lloyd, Are You Ready to Be Heartbroken."
- Stated that Melvin Harris of Bethesda-Chevy Chase HS completed a
99-yard touchdown pass to himself; the receiver was Abreon
- 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 ...
- ... said he trailed another runner for the first 4,000 kilometers of
a race, rather than the first 4,000 meters
- 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
- 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.