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Nowadays, typos are an extremely common blunder. Who doesn’t make a typo when texting, writing a paper, or even sending out a resume? Typos can be found in beloved books, celebrity tweets, and even newspaper articles. We’re used to them, but they never fail to amuse us when pointed out. Below, we have a list of ten ridiculous typos that are sure to make you chuckle. 10 The President ‘Entering’ His FianceeWashington Post Typo Photo via MSNBC In 1915, The Washington Post ran an article on President Woodrow Wilson’s love life. One curious sentence in the article read, “The President gave himself up for the time being to entering his fiancee.” Of course, what the paper meant to say was that the president had been entertaining his bride-to-be Edith Galt, not “entering” her. The eyebrow-raising sentence was an obvious mistake but one that went down in history as being one of the worst typos ever printed. Thankfully, ever since Eugene Meyer bought The Washington Post in 1933, it has been a bearer of exemplary political coverage that has thus far managed to avoid similar blunders. 9 Bible TyposiStock-499130960 Perhaps the best-known Bible blunder in history was the accidental omission of the word “not” in “Thou shalt not commit adultery.” The Bible in question was put out in 1631 and became known as the Sinner’s Bible, and some speculate that the accidental slip-up was actually sabotage. However, memorable typos can also be found in other versions of the Bible. For example, in a 1795 edition of the King James Bible, “Let the children first be filled” (Mark 7:27) is replaced with a far more frightening “Let the children first be killed.”Similarly, in a 1716 edition of the King James Bible, “Sin no more” (Jeremiah 31:34) is replaced with “Sin on more.” 8,000 copies were printed before anyone noticed the typo. Finally, in a 1612 edition of the Bible, “Princes have persecuted me” became a far more futuristic “Printers have persecuted me.”8 14,499 + 1 = 15,000New York Times Typo Photo credit: The New York Times/Rebecca J. Rosen via The Atlantic No one knows exactly how it happened, but between February 6 and 7, 1898, the issue numbering for The New York Times somehow went from 14,499 to 15,000. And no one noticed it until a century later. In 1999, Aaron Donovan, a news assistant at The Times, became curious about issue numbering and the possibility of error. Using a spreadsheet program, he calculated the number of days since The Times’s founding, and through the newspaper’s archives, he found out the days on which the paper skipped publication. Donovan then scanned books of historic front pages and reels of microfilm and found the date of the 500-issue gap. On January 1, 2000, The Times issued a correction with an explanation. So although the December 31, 1999, paper bore issue number 51,753, the next day’s paper bore issue number 51,254. No damage was done, although the typo did result in The Times celebrating its 50,000th issue on March 14, 1995, when it was in fact only issue 49,500. 7 The Mistake Corrected 161 Years LateriStock-531190238 In 2014, The New York Times corrected a typo they’d made 161 years earlier. The article that contained the error was printed on January 20, 1853, and recounted the story of a freed slave named Solomon Northup, who had published his memoir 12 Years A Slave. In the article, Northup’s name was misspelled as “Northrop,” while the headline misspelled it as “Northrup.”In 2013, Northup’s memoirs were turned into a movie, which went on to win the Oscar for Best Picture at the 86th Academy Awards. Later, a Twitter user pointed out the typo in The Times archives, prompting an apology from the newspaper. 6 Typo Results In The Santa TrackerNORAD Photo credit: US Air Force A misprint in a 1955 Sears advertisement in a Colorado Springs newspaper and a call to Colonel Harry Shoup’s secret hotline at the Continental Air Defense Command (now known as NORAD) led to the creation of NORAD’s official Santa Tracker.The whole thing began when Colonel Shoup received a phone call to a number known only to him and a four-star general at the Pentagon. When Shoup answered, the voice at the other end of the line asked “Is this Santa Claus?” Shoup was at first annoyed, thinking this was some sort of prank. But when the voice at the other end of the line started crying, Shoup realized it was not a joke and pretended to be Santa Claus. Many more calls followed, and Shoup learned that this was the result of a typo in a Sears ad. A number of airmen were put on the phones to act like Santa Claus, but that was not to be the end. On Christmas Eve 1955, Shoup walked in to find a drawing of a sleigh on a glass board that was used for tracking airplanes. Inspired, Shoup called the local radio station, saying that an unidentified flying object that looks like a sleigh had been identified. After that, the radio stations began calling him every hour asking him where Santa was, and a Santa tracking system was born. 5 From ‘Exotic’ To ‘Erotic’iStock-106577153 In 1988, Gloria Quinan, the owner of Banner Travel Services, sued a phone company for $10 million as a result of a typo. The typo, which appeared in a telephone directory ad, turned her “exotic” travel services to “erotic” travel services. As one can imagine, Quinan was none too happy and ended up suing the yellow pages. After all, the unfortunate typo resulted in a large number of inappropriate calls and the loss of loyal clientele. Quinan was refunded not only the $230 monthly fee for running the ad in the phone book but was also awarded $10 million as a result of the mental anguish and distress she suffered. 4 Typo Stops A Bank HeistBangladesh Bank Photo credit: Reuters/Ashikur Rahman A typo in an online bank transfer request stopped a nearly $1 billion heist in 2016. Nonetheless, the hackers got away with about $80 million. The hackers had successfully breached Bangladesh Bank’s systems and stole its credentials for payment transfers. The hackers then sent almost three dozen requests to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York to move money from Bangladesh Bank’s account there to entities in the Philippines and Sri Lanka.Four requests to transfer money to the Philippines went through, a total of about $81 million. However, the fifth transfer of $20 million to a Sri Lankan nonprofit organization was unsuccessful, as the hackers misspelled “foundation” as “fandation,” causing suspicion. 3 Extra ‘S’ Personally OffendsPoe Statue Typo Photo credit: University of Maryland via Explore Baltimore Heritage A statue of Edgar Allan Poe near the University of Baltimore School of Law in Maryland was sculpted by Moses Ezekiel in 1916 and erected in 1921. The original base of the statue bore an inscription from Poe’s poem “The Raven,” which read, “Dreamng dreams no mortals ever dared to dream before.” For some reason, the very obvious typo of the word “dreamng” was less insulting to Poe’s enthusiasts than the typo in “mortals,” which should have been “mortal.” One Baltimore resident was so upset by the mistake that he spent years writing complaint letters to local newspapers. When that did nothing, he took a chisel and personally removed the offending letter in 1930, “for the good of [his] soul.”2 The Typo That Almost Ended In A Death Sentence In 1987, a man named Bruce Wayne Morris was accidentally sentenced to death because of a typo. Morris was accused of killing a man who had picked him up when he was hitchhiking from Sacramento, California, to Lake Tahoe in 1985. After the trial, the judge intended to leave written instructions stating that if Morris was not sentenced to death, he would face prison for life without the possibility of parole. But instead of the word “without,” he wrote “with.”The jury, thinking they had to decide between a death sentence and the possibility of letting Morris out in a couple of years, chose death. However, after numerous appeals, the mistake was noticed, and the decision was reversed in 2001. 1 ‘World Is Fukt’Typo-Filled Front Page Photo credit: @angrygoat/Twitter via The Guardian In 2014, The Australian Financial Review‘s front page contained a headline in its Western Australian special Anzac Day weekend edition, which read in part, “World Is Fukt.”Believe it or not, that wasn’t the only typo made on that specific front page. Other mistakes included “Japan headline,” “Gallipolli,” “Joe Hockey headline tk here,” and unexplained empty space. You have to admit, that is a lot of mistakes on one front page. The editor-in-chief, Michael Stutchbury, apologized to Western Australian readers for the “obviously unacceptable state” of the paper’s front page. The error was apparently the result of production staff in Sydney pressing the wrong button, which sent a draft version of the front page to print sites all around the country.

Infamous convicted murderer Charles Manson has spent nearly five decades imprisoned since his death sentence in 1971 was commuted to life. Suffice it to say that his peculiar behavior behind bars is far from that of a model prisoner. The following 10 facts take a glimpse into the life of a caged madman as well as the bizarre fan base his lunacy attracts.

10A Disturbing Fan Base

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Despite the fact that Manson undoubtedly has had a lot of “alone” time—over four decades locked away in protective custody in a California state prison—he receives plenty of fan mail to keep him occupied as well as continuous meet-and-greet requests. In fact, Manson has received more mail than any other prisoner in the US, begging the question: What the hell is wrong with his fan base?
It is puzzling to understand the sick fixation that some people have with serial killers and even more troubling to know that such minds walk the streets. Sadly, it’s more prevalent than one may think.
Case in point: Manson receives over 60,000 letters from fans annually. There is even a website celebrating the life of Manson. It includes his mailing address for those who wish to write him as well as detailed instructions on how to transfer money to the murderer via AccessCorrections.com.

9‘Not Mentally Ill’

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It comes as no surprise that Manson is repeatedly denied parole, with the board concluding that he “continues to pose an unreasonable danger to others and may still bring harm to anyone he would come in contact with.” Despite the analysis, Manson’s attorney, DeJon R. Lewis, has a differing opinion, believing that Manson doesn’t need incarceration. Instead, Lewis thinks that Manson should be moved to a mental hospital.
It’s uncertain what credentials Lewis has to form such an opinion. But Manson did spend nine years in a psychiatric hospital, the California Medical Facility at Vacaville, where he was declared not mentally ill. Thus, he was subsequently transferred to San Quentin Prison.
Regardless of one’s view regarding Manson’s mental state, the prison medical center where he spent nearly a decade has continuously come under scrutiny for providing inadequate care despite 10 years of oversight to raise the quality of care. In fact, the facility failed on 50 percent of “14 key benchmarks” in 2016.

8And Away We Go . . . 

In 1980, Charles Manson took a job in the penitentiary’s chapel, where he would once again become a nuisance to the prison staff. One evening, a guard discovered the chapel doors tied shut from the inside with electric cord. Thus, he ordered that the doors be opened.
To no one’s surprise, he found the ever-so-charming Manson as well as other inmates plotting a delusional scheme straight out of Hollywood. They intended to escape using a hot air balloon to fly over the prison walls to greener pastures.
About 30 meters (100 ft) of nylon rope and a catalog on hot air balloons were found in the chapel’s attic. A later search of Manson’s cell turned up a prison-fashioned blade made from a piece of scrap metal.
Manson and his stooges were placed in “special custody” pending the investigation.

7Arts And Crafts

While in prison, Manson has made it a point to “keep the fear up” through his bizarre behavior, instilling a permanent sense of unease not only in prison staff but inmates as well. His lunacy doesn’t even cease for a momentary respite while focusing his attention on the arts. Case in point: On one occasion, Manson made a voodoo doll resembling a guard whom he despised. Then Manson recited evil chants while stabbing the doll.
When his attention is not focused on playing the bongos and pricking dolls with pins, Manson expresses himself through his artwork of spiders and scorpions woven from shreds of linen. It’s safe to assume that his notable works of art will not be displayed at the Louvre anytime soon, especially since they are continuously confiscated by guards in an attempt to prevent his art from being sold as murder memorabilia.


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Craig Hammond (aka “Gray Wolf”), a 63-year-old Manson follower who moved to California to be near the man he believes possesses “deep insight into environmental issues,” was arrested in 2013 for contraband. Specifically, Hammond was attempting to smuggle a wristwatch cell phoneprior to a scheduled meeting with his idol. Such an offense comes as nothing new for prison staff because Manson has already been caught with cell phones on several occasions.
In 2010, the notorious cult leader was caught hiding an LG flip phone under his mattress. He had used the phone several times, making calls and even sending text messages to people in New Jersey, California, Florida, and British Columbia. Manson’s punishment was counseling, a reprimand, and 30 days added to his sentence.

5Music And Hacksaws

In 1982, Manson was permitted to work among other inmates, a privilege that had been denied him since 1971. But his newfound sense of freedom ended in 1985 when it was discovered that Manson had smuggled musical tapes out of the Vacaville mental facility. These tapes contained his own recorded music which he wanted his acquaintances to market and distribute to the world.
The final straw came a few days later when guards transferring Manson to San Quentin discovered a metal hacksaw blade in his shoe. According to Manson, he wanted to be caught so that he could be placed in a segregated unit to ensure his safety from other inmates.
In retrospect, it’s quite a hypocritical and pointless endeavor coming from a man who boasted about his immortality and the fearless persona he so blatantly attempted to epitomize.

4Up In Flames

In September 1984, Manson suffered burns over 18 percent of his body after being doused with paint thinner and set on fire by a fellow inmate while working in the psychiatric prison’s hobby shop.
His assailant, Jan Holmstrom—who was classified as a mentally disordered offender—was serving time for murdering his father with a shotgun in the family’s driveway. The improvised bonfire was instigated after Manson chided Holmstrom for reciting Hare Krishna chants, not to mention the fact that God had “told [Holmstrom] to kill Manson.”
Whether or not Holmstrom has the ability to communicate with a higher being, one thing is certain: Manson was left with second- and third-degree burns over his face, hands, and scalp.

3Prison Narcotics

Even while incarcerated, Manson continues to find ways to break the law. In June 1997, he was found guilty of trafficking drugs in prison after an internal investigation was conducted by Corcoran State Prison officials. Prior to this, Manson had tested positive for drugs on at least two separate occasions.
He was immediately ordered into administrative isolation and had his visitation and commissary privileges restricted. In addition, his dayroom privileges were limited to three hours twice a week as opposed to every day. Although it’s not clear which drugs were involved in the 1997 incident, guards had found marijuana and LSD while searching Manson’s cell at the California Medical Facility in 1982.

2The Price Of Life

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After nearly five decades behind bars, Manson has recently been reported as sick and dying. Despite his appalling fan base, the real tears may actually be shed by California taxpayers whose tab for his imprisonment has already exceeded $2 million. That financial figure is conservative given that the total expense incurred by the state may never be accurately tallied.
According to a study conducted in 2012 by Vera Institute of Justice, the annual cost to maintain a prisoner is $42,000. However, a prisoner on death row can cost substantially more depending on the particular circumstances.
From a financial standpoint, the statistics beg the question of whether it’s more expensive to imprison a criminal or inflict the death penalty on him. Death row inmates clearly have nothing to lose by committing further offenses and cost an average of $90,000 more per year than the standard inmate.

1Love Is Blind

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In 2015, Charles Manson’s bizarre and unexpected engagement to 27-year-old Afton Elaine Burton (aka “Star”) came to a sudden end when their pending marriage license expired. What was once perceived as being a blissful love story for us hopeless romantics turned out to be a complete sham rooted in greed.
It turned out that Burton, who is 53 years Manson’s junior, sought to marry the madman to gain rightful ownership of his corpse following his death. Once in possession of the wrinkly and disheveled shell of a psycho, Burton planned on publicly displaying Manson’s body for financial gain.
Unfortunately for Burton, her get-rich-quick scheme never came to fruition. According to Manson, if the couple had actually married, such an idea was idiotic to begin with considering his belief that he is immortal.