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Misleading headlines

When I saw this story on the BBC, captioned “Space record broken by Russian”, my first thought, embarassingly enough, was that the phonograph record aboard the Voyager-2 probe had been broken. You know those clumsy Russians, right? I mean, okay, it was early in the morning, and I wasn’t real wide awake yet…

There aren’t a whole lot of good ways to write that headline, but I think, twelve-inch gold-plated LPs aside, that that’s not one of the better ones. Your mileage may vary.

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