This NPR correction may be the greatest of all time

NPR published this correction Thursday that you may have to read more than once to appreciate … and maybe even understand.

The news organization posted a clarification at the bottom of this story about the first warm-blooded fish ever found. Here is the clarification is in its entirety:


The correction appears to reference this sentence:

“The fish had an average muscle temperature about 5 degrees C [roughly 9 degrees Fahrenheit] above the surrounding water while swimming about 150 to 1,000 feet below the surface,” NOAA says.

That number would still seem to be wrong, though, because 5 degrees Celsius is roughly 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Ah, well. Maybe they’ll append a correction to the correction, though let’s hope the next “clarification” actually clarifies something.

This report, by Josh Fatzick, was cross-posted by arrangement with the Daily Caller News Foundation.

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.

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