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Embarrassing error

Postby philipc » Fri Jun 12, 2009 6:13 pm

Found this by chance yesterday when looking at astronomy books on Amazon.

Would you trust an astronomy book that had such a [b]glaring error[/b] on "page one" as this book does?

[url=http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/reader/1861267851/ref=sib_dp_pt#reader-page]http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/reader/1861267851/ref=sib_dp_pt#reader-page[/url]


Use the on-screen controls to flip to the "first page" of the book.
(technically, page 8 by number, entitled "1 The Eye and Binoculars")

I'll leave you to spot the error! ;-)


Bear.
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RE: Embarrassing error

Postby ho66es » Fri Jun 12, 2009 9:00 pm

heheheheheh :) well spotted
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RE: Embarrassing error

Postby bajr » Fri Jun 12, 2009 9:16 pm

Phhhh, what a bunch of numpties. The reprint will surely run into thousands of pence[;)]

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RE: Embarrassing error

Postby sftonkin » Fri Jun 12, 2009 10:06 pm

[b]"Unto those Three Things which the Ancients held to be impossible, there should be added this Fourth: to find a Book printed without Errors." [/b]
[i]Alfonso the Wise (1221 - 84)[/i]
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RE: Embarrassing error

Postby brianb » Fri Jun 12, 2009 10:23 pm

[quote]find a Book printed without Errors.[/quote]
[url=http://www.amazon.co.uk/Steroid-Hit-Earth-Catastrophic-Misprints/dp/1906032432/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1244837695&sr=1-1]http://www.amazon.co.uk/Steroid-Hit-Earth-Catastrophic-Misprints/dp/1906032432/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1244837695&sr=1-1[/url]
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RE: Embarrassing error

Postby grendel » Fri Jun 12, 2009 10:40 pm

I think I spotted it, right?
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RE: Embarrassing error

Postby sftonkin » Fri Jun 12, 2009 10:56 pm


[quote]ORIGINAL: brianb

[url=http://www.amazon.co.uk/Steroid-Hit-Earth-Catastrophic-Misprints/dp/1906032432/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1244837695&sr=1-1]http://www.amazon.co.uk/Steroid-Hit-Earth-Catastrophic-Misprints/dp/1906032432/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1244837695&sr=1-1[/url]
[/quote]

hah! Must get that.
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RE: Embarrassing error

Postby pmwright » Sat Jun 13, 2009 2:13 pm

It sort of stares you in the face.

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RE: Embarrassing error

Postby lukeskywatcher » Sat Jun 13, 2009 6:56 pm

LOL. Thats one hell of a mistake to make. No wonder i cant see anything if my dark adapted eyes look like that.
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RE: Embarrassing error

Postby spartacus » Sat Jun 13, 2009 8:36 pm

I've spotted it.
The model has two right eyes duh !
Two left feet is a well documented trait in males, but two right eyes is just plain nonsense.

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