A reporter from the USA Today wrote an article about the "marathon" games between Boston and NY. He was talking about how long they were, and what could happen in the length of time they've been taking to play a game (3 hours, 40 Minutes).
Among the things he said could happen were over 1600 babies born in the U.S. A full Superbowl, with half-time show. Removal of a Kidney, with patient awake by the end of the game.
One thing that hit me was how far he claimed light would travel in those 3 hours and 40 minutes. Knowing the distance of a light year, I decided to recalculate.
The reporter claimed light would travel 2.4 TRILLION miles in that length of time. Light is fast, but not THAT fast! Even at 186,281 miles per second, it takes 8 minutes to reach the Earth.
I began to calculate, and I found out the reporter was off by a factor of 1000. A light year is 5.88 Trillion Miles. The figure he gave would be a marathon game, all right. 148.9+ days.
I have written to the "Accuracy" department of the USA Today, asking they correct the error.
This isn't really rocket science (Pun intended), but it does make me wonder how this fellow ever graduated from High School!