Ed Driscoll

Lisa, in this Newspaper, We Obey the Laws of Thermodynamics!

This is an actual New York Times correction, which ran yesterday:

An article on Jan. 16 about drilling for oil off the coast of Angola erroneously reported a story about cows falling from planes, as an example of risks in any engineering endeavor.No cows, smuggled or otherwise, ever fell from a plane into a Japanese fishing rig. The story is an urban legend, and versions of it have been reported in Scotland, Germany, Russia and other locations.

What is it about gravity that gets the Gray Lady into such trouble?