Friday, April 04, 2008

Nerd corrects other nerds, wins plaudits from third group of nerds

An 11-year-old from Michigan named Kenton Stufflebeam spotted a mistake while on a trip to the Smithsonian. He pointed out that a placard referring to the "Precambrian era" was incorrect, because Precambrian isn't an era but a unit of time describing the estimated four billion years before the Cambrian Era.

The offending sign had been in place since 1981, or about 16 years before Kenton Stufflebeam was born.

In a letter to Kenton about the mistake, the Smithsonian wrote his name as "Slufflebeam."

NaturalBlog salutes you, Stufflebeam.

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4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Slufflebeam is my hero!!!!!

April 04, 2008  
Anonymous Bean Stringfellow said...

Stufflebeam. Now that's a silly name.

April 04, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

and is then blogged about by anonymous fourth party nerd

April 06, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Commented anonymously upon by yet another nerd, who is chided by a sixth nerd.

April 07, 2008  

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