I was burrowing through the LA Observed archives and came across this Correction o' the Week from 2005 and thought it deserved renomination for the Newspaper Correction Hall o' Fame. It's from the San Francisco Chronicle, and to be above board about this, did not run as a normal correction. But still:
"A story Nov. 15 about mathematical references on 'The Simpsons' TV show mistakenly said that 1,782 to the 12th power plus 1,841 to the 12th power equals 1,922 to the 12th power. Actually, 1,782 to the 12th power plus 1,841 to the 12th power equals 2,541,210,258,614, 589,176,288, 669, 958, 142, 428, 526,657, while 1,922 to the 12th power equals 2,541,210,259,314,801,410, 819, 278,649, 643,651,567,616."
While I'm poking around in the stacks, this one could bear repeating too. From the LAT last year: "B.B. King ó A profile of B.B. King in the Oct. 9 Sunday Calendar section said the blues musician had been married and divorced twice, with no children. King had no children with either of his wives but fathered 15 children with other women."
* Ahem: Wish I could say it was editor's prerogative to misspell prerogative, but alas, it was just editor's harriedness. I had to rush to an appointment before I proofread and caught the typo. Argh!