7th-grade cartographer points out NYC museum's screwup5/3/2012
During Benjamin Coady's first visit to New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, he calmly explained to a guide that there was a factual error in one of the exhibits. He was right. He's also only 13. The history-loving seventh-grader noticed that Spain and parts of Africa were missing from a map of the Byzantine Empire in the sixth century (and here's where we just nod and pretend to understand what that means). Dr. Helen Evans, one of the Met's curators, recently contacted Benjamin to confirm that the map was, indeed, wrong. She also invited him for another visit, probably so he could find more mistakes. "If you have a question, always ask it," Benjamin said.
What's the worst error you've seen printed?