I’d classify this question as so dumb it’s actually kind of interesting, in a hair-splitting, pedantic sort of way.
Because "technically correct" is the best kind of correct.
If there's one thing I love more than octopuses, octopodes and octopi (all of which are perfectly acceptable pluralizations of the word octopus, thank you very much), it's pedantry. And good grief, does Phil Plait ever serve up a whopping helping of the stuff in reaction to today's Earth-Day themed Google Doodle.
Call me anal-retentive, but I find it more than a little ironic that a TED-Ed video about the importance of units, whole number place value, decimal place value, and fractions features an animation of apples being sold for 0.79 cents each (see 00:25).
When most people see a movie like The Avengers, they willingly check their disbelief at the box office. Dot Physics' Rhett Allain is not most people.This post by originally appeared over on Wired Science Blogs' .