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The capital city?


Peru finds human sacrifices from Inca civilization

Incan civilization is best known for its capital city, Machu Picchu, the ruins of which are Peru’s top tourist destination and considered one of the new seven wonders of the world.

That is incorrect. Their capital city was never Machu Picchu – it was Cuzco. Machu Picchu is simply the more famous site today. Please correct. Thanks.


Lots of readers noticed this one. We corrected: GBU Editor

A boy smells a replica of the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu made of chocolate at  a local hotel in Lima December 16, 2008. Peruvian chef Edwin Solis used 160 kilos of Belgian chocolate for the replica that took 45 days to make.  REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

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Not a former colony?


ArcelorMittal says delays Liberia iron ore mine

ArcelorMittal is a key investor in the poor former British colony, whose President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf has made attracting foreign investment into its natural resources a centrepiece of her efforts to rebuild the country after a 1989-2003 civil war.

Liberia was not a former British colony. Please correct your reporter’s mistake in this story.

The Gulf, again…


Lamprell’s profit rises but dividend slashedLONDON, March 30 (Reuters) – Lamprell, an oil and gas services company in the Arabian Gulf, posted higher full-year profit, but slashed its final dividend by 74 percent citing difficult market conditions.I was reading a news article on your site and I came across the word “Arabian Gulf.” For thousands of years the body of water between Iran and the Arabian peninsula has been called the Persian Gulf. It’s an absolute disgrace to see politics used in such a fashion. Purposefully changing the name of the Persian Gulf is absolutely unbelivable. Journalists aren’t supposed to be politicians. N.R.That was an error. Our style on that body of water is simply The Gulf, with neither Persian nor Arabian attached: GBU Editor

The Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Hartford is underway in the Gulf, March 20, 2009. REUTERS/U.S. Navy photo/Handout

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Once again, check our Slovakia…


In your article “Slowakei: Gasparovic gewinnt erste Runde der Präsidentenwahl” on your German Website is a big mistake.

The article is about Slovakia but the writer talks about the Slovenian people?!

Not the largest state…


US leaders say more infrastructure spending needed

WASHINGTON, March 22 (Reuters) – The governor of America’s largest state and the mayor of its largest city called on the federal government on Sunday to dramatically boost its spending on bridges, sewers, high-speed rail and other infrastructure.

You say that the governor of the largest state is Arnold Schwarzenegger. California is the third largest state.

Check our Slovakia


Slovakia’s Petra Majdic (C) reacts on the podium as the winner of the final of the Royal Castle FIS World Cup Cross Country Sprint in Stockholm, Sweden, March 18, 2009. Finland’s Aino Kaisa Saarinen (7) finished second and Sweden’s Anna Olsson (3) finished third. REUTERS/Bertil Ericson/Scanpix Sweden

Petra Majdic is not from slovakia! she’s from slovenia!! journalist please take a atlas in your hands and you will see that you are make a huge mistake!! Shame on you!! Go back to school!! I hope that you are going corect your mistake immediately!!

We’re not in Tampa…


U.S. President Barack Obama greets wellwishers upon his arrival at MacDill Air Force Base in Fort Myers, Florida February 10, 2009. Obama travelled to Fort Myers to push his administration’s economic stimulus package. REUTERS/Jason Reed

The picture on the web states “Reuters – President Barack Obama greets wellwishers upon his arrival at MacDill Air Force Base in Fort Myers, Florida.”

Goin’ to Kansas City…


Rare Beatles film of ’64 Kansas gig sells for $6,600

The two-minute silent, color 8mm film was uncovered by American Drew Dimmel who attended the concert as a young boy in Kansas City in September 1964 but had forgotten about the footage until he was clearing out his parents’ home.

The stadium referred to in this story is in Kansas City, MISSOURI, not Kansas City, Kansas.

The wrong place…


The picture that is paired with the story shows a map of the state of Arkansas and it implies that the shooting incident occured in Conway County, Arkansas. That is wrong. The University of Central Arkansas is located in a town called Conway, Arkansas, but that is located in Faulkner County, Arkansas and not Conway County.


Several readers pointed this out to us. We corrected: GBU Editor

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The wrong country…



Slovenia, or Slovakia?


It should have been Slovakia. We corrected: GBU Editor