Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
Typos happen to good people. Really, it’s true. And as someone who occupies a room in the ever-fragile Internet writer wing of the Journalism Glass Castle, I don’t make a regular habit of throwing stones at others for minor editorial oversights.
But, you know, that doesn’t mean there isn’t a little fun to be had with a particularly awful and amazing crop of errors circulating over the last two weeks.
Rapefruit: Good for every meal
The March 5 edition of the Mankato Free Press’s food section had a very Todd Akin-esque take on the health benefits of citrus. The employee responsible for the section’s page layout opted to use a citrus wedge in place of the “G” in grapefruit.
The resulting visual is jarring, to say the very least.
Trenton civil rights activist travels to Washington, D.C., to see Rosa Parks saute unveiled
I do not approve of the cannibalistic connotations of a Rosa Parks “saute” (which should have read “statue,” mind you), so let’s just imagine the Rosa Parks saute is a recipe the civil rights trailblazer made famous.
NJ.com quickly corrected the error, but it has nonetheless been captured for Internet posterity.
“Lil Poopy” is not a 9-year-old raper
Much as I wish it was, “Lil Poopy” is not the typo here. It is the stage name of 9-year-old Brockton, Mass., rapper Luie Rivera Jr. And while he may have stirred controversy for calling himself a “Coke boy” and posing with writhing dancers under a flutter of dollar bills, that does not make him a pint-size raper.
The New York Daily News got it right in the headline, but slandered the little fellow in the deck. Poor Poopy.
The New York Post: Running out the cock
The New York Post regularly does terrible things on purpose, but this one seems like a genuine error.
In a sports summary that, after the simple omission of the letter “L,” reads more like erotic fiction, the Post writes:
The two-handed heave, which instantly became a YouTube favorite… was just the tail-end of a wild play. Edney inbounded the ball with 2.9 seconds left, but his long pass was stolen by Mount Vernon’s Devante Banner… Banner tossed the ball up in the air to run out the cock.
NASA astronaut Mike Hopkins
On December 28, 2013, Expedition 38 crew member Mike Hopkins participating in the second of two space walks to replace a degraded pump module on the International Space Station. (NASA astronaut Rick Mastracchio is reflected in his helmet!)
The Soyuz TMA-10M
The Soyuz TMA-10M headed towards the International Space Station with crew members from Expedition 37 onboard.
40 years ago the Apollo 8 mission flew up to the moon, orbited it ten times and then returned to Earth. This picture was taken from that flight and shows the Earth as it seemingly rises in similar fashion to a sunrise.
Sunrise from Expedition 36
NASA Flight Engineer Karen L. Nyberg of Expedition 36 took this photo of the sun rising -- a sight they saw nearly 16 times per day due to the speed of the International Space Station's orbit around the earth.
A pair of NanoRacks CubeSats -- nanosattelite spacecrafts carrying experiments -- were launched by Expedition 38.