Slate's Mistakes for the Week of June 4, 2012.

Slate's mistakes.
June 8 2012 6:00 AM

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In a June 7 “Future Tense,” Dana Goldstein misspelled the last name of Grace Hopper.

In a June 6 “XX Factor” post, Torie Bosch misspelled the first name of Teen Mom star Catelynn Lowell.

A June 5 "Breaking Views" post mistakenly identified a photograph of former acting Comptroller of the Currency John Walsh as current Comptroller Thomas Curry.

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In a June 5 "Brow Beat" post, Forrest Wickman suggested that Icarus, in Greek myth, built his wings. They were built by his father, Daedalus.

In a June 5 "Future Tense," Ryan Gallagher misstated from where a test blimp will be launched. It will launch from Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in New Jersey, not the town of Lakehurst, N.J.

In a June 5 “Future Tense,” Torie Bosch misspelled Helen Zoe Veit’s last name.

In a June 5 "Future Tense" blog item, David Sydiongco incorrectly stated that Facebook has 1 billion users. It currently has 901 million users and is projected to hit 1 billion in August 2012.

In a June 5 "TV Club," Patrick Radden Keefe speculated that the character of Helen Bishop is still single. In fact, the character has remarried.

In a June 4 "Slatest" post about Sister Margaret Farley's book True Love, Cindy Ok mistakenly listed the Leadership Conference of Women Religious among those who had criticized the Vatican for opposing the book. That LCWR statement, however, was in response to an unrelated church investigation into the organization itself, and not the censure of Farley.

In a June 3 "Longform," Max Linsky included an excerpt of an unrelated article in the listing for the article "What Really Happened Aboard Air France 447."

In a July 1 “Moneybox,” Matthew Yglesias confused bonds of equal maturity with bonds of equal duration.

In the May 25 “Hive,” Kevin Bleyer called the U.S. Constitution “the longest-surviving written charter of any government on earth.” The Massachusetts Constitution predates it, though among national charters, the U.S. Constitution is the longest-surviving. The article also stated that New York has two NFL teams. There are three in the state: the Jets, the Giants, and the Buffalo Bills.

An editor’s note on a reprint of a 2008 "Family" originally stated that Ian Thorson's death took place at Michael Roach's Buddhist retreat. He died in the desert near the retreat.

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