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Check out iMediaEthics’ latest round-up of amusing or noteworthy media corrections:

1.Math problems.

If a couple has five children, then they can’t have four boys and three girls. The New York Times added two children to a family in an early June mistake.

The June 5 correction:

“An article on Monday about the arrest of the estranged husband in the disappearance of his wife incorrectly described the couple’s five children. There are three boys and two girls, not four boys and three girls.”

2. Vermont and New Hampshire map fail.

The New York Times mixed up New Hampshire and Vermont in a recent map. The June 3 correction reads:

“A map with an article on Sunday about the Democratic primary schedule reversed the labels for Vermont and New Hampshire. Vermont is west of New Hampshire, not east.”

3. How many days for God?

A May 30 Guardian correction:

“• In a long read article we understated the Bible’s depiction of God’s industriousness when we said he “created everything in seven days”. According to the book of Genesis, God needed only six days to achieve this feat, and was able to rest on the seventh (Is the Anthropocene upon us?, 30 May, page 9, Journal).”

4. NPR wrongly stated a New Mexico border wall was 310 feet tall, but it’s actually 18 feet.

The May 31 correction reads:

“A previous Web version of this story incorrectly said the border wall in Sunland, N.M., stands 310 feet tall. The barrier is actually about 18 feet tall and runs along an incline that climbs to 310 feet.”

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