The Poisonous Typo

We have so many typos on Neatorama that I've decided to call 'em features rather than errors. But as far as I can tell, we haven't made anyone physically ill with our typos.

Here's a story of a typo that actually sent people to the hospital:

On Thursday, a popular Swedish food magazine recalled 10,000 store copies after a mistake in one of its cake recipes left four people sick, dizzy and in pain.

"There was a mistake in a recipe for apple cake. Instead of calling for two pinches of nutmeg it said 20 nutmeg nuts were needed," Matmagasinet's chief editor Ulla Cocke told Agence France-Presse.

Link - via Freakonomics


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Nutmeg is a dangerous substitute to drugs which have been well documented. Don't know how many times an ambulance had to cart off one of the freshmen back in my Dorm because some got the idea that Nutmeg was an awesome marijuana substitute!
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They couldn't have been experienced cooks.

And how did they even eat enough to make themselves sick? Surely it would have been too strong a flavour to stomach.

Blech.
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