Wednesday, September 29, 2004

Keynoter.com reports: “Scuba tanks can
explode for various reasons, but the most common cause is from being
out of hydrostatic test date, or out of visual inspection date. Both
tests check for cracking in the neck of the tank and ensure its
structural integrity.” Details here: http://www.keynoter.com/articles/2004/08/06/news/news17.txt


Interesting. Missing a test is a reason for explotion? I thought that you’d need some structural damage as well.


A
bit more subtle mistake is the one often seen in Finnish newspapers:
“The car accident was caused by slippery road”. Slippery road my
trousers. I have yet to see an accident caused by slippery road. The
accident occurs because the driver didn’t take the current road
conditions into account.




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