I'm fascinated by the press's ability to screw up sixth grade arithmetic.
OK, so this one is in real estate:
The house — built during the 1860s and renovated in the late 1990s by a Prague architectural studio — is a 10-minute walk from the village. It has 411 square meters of living space (about 1,350 square feet). Most of the ground floor is taken up by the living room, which runs the length of the building, with a vaulted brick ceiling and a fireplace. (Heated hardwood flooring was installed during the renovation.) The floor tiles in the adjoining kitchen and hallway are original.Sounds nice, huh?
894,819 EUROS ($1.3 MILLION)Um, $1.3 million for 1350 sq ft?
Of course, there are 3.28 feet in a meter, and 3.28 times 411 is 1348. Close enough, right?
Right? Must be a pretty fancy space at nearly $1000 a square foot...
How are we to expect a scientifically literate population when the newspaper of record can't get past counting on its thumbs?