Lisa Katayama at 9:38 am Fri, Apr 9, 2010
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Once, a 550 million dollar spacecraft had to be destroyed due to a clerical error. Mariner 1 was missing a hyphen in its code, causing it to veer out of control.
It just goes to show, proofreading could save your life some day.
Almost as bad as what happened to Harry Buttle.
In a similar vein:
“Letâ€™s eat grandpa. Let’s eat, grandpa. Punctuation, it saves lives.”
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