Illustration for article titled Canadian newspaper accidentally rewrites the entire history of astronomy

On June 21, the Ottawa Citizen issued the following correction, which — if left unamended — would've violently upended the last 500 years of heliocentric thinking. In related news, Nicolaus Copernicus' tomb has spontaneously combusted in Frombork, Poland. Tiny mushroom clouds were similarly reported over Johannes Kepler's and Galileo Galilei's graves in Regensburg, Germany and Florence's Basilica of Santa Croce, respectively.


For more shenanigans with newspaper corrections, see the occasion The New York Times whiffed the most important sequence in The Shining.


[Dave Akin via Poynter via Ed Yong]

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