Wednesday, January 25, 2006

What's Your Sign?

Gotta love this one. This except is lifted directly from the Wall Street Journal's Evening Wrap that is sent out by email (emphasis added):

"Meanwhile, astrologists discovered a small planet circling a red-dwarf star 28,000 light years away from Earth, the smallest known planet not circling a dying neutron star. The discovery raises hopes of finding more Earth-like planets in the galaxy. And British scientists discovered the world's smallest known fish in an Indonesian peat swamp. A member of the carp family, the Paedocypris progenetica grows to just 7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches), a scale shorter than the 8 millimeters of the Indo-Pacific goby, the previous record-holder. "

I always knew that paper drew it's information from otherworldly sources, but I always thought that only happened on the editorial page.

The article was corrected on the web site. Bummer.

1 comment:

A careful reader said...

Are you saying that astrologists can't make scientific discoveries? Plus, anyone can make a mistake -- someone like you who can right well should know that.