Below are listed mistakes/omissions etc spotted in the 2006/2007 season.
The collective noun for peacocks can be ostentation or pride as well as muster (5th September)
The first name of
the Bronte sisters' brother was Patrick - Branwell was his second name.
Although Pedro Alvares
Cabral of Portugal is often credited with discovering Brazil, the Spanish
navigator Vicente Yáñez Pinzón was the first-known
European in the region now constituting Brazil. He landed near the site
of present-day Recife on January 26, 1500 but the newly found territory
fell within the region assigned to Portugal by the terms of the Treaty
of Tordesillas (1494). Probably for this reason, Spain made no territorial
claims on the basis of Pinzóns discovery. In April 1500
the Portuguese navigator Pedro Álvares Cabral also reached the
coast of present-day Brazil and formally claimed the surrounding region
in the name of Portugal.
A 'desert' as
well as a 'deceit' is a collective noun for lapwing.
War, sparked by the sinking of the USS Maine, was in 1898 not
Clio was certainly
the muse of history but not epic poetry as well - Calliope had that
distinction (13th November)
Il Divo is not
a British group, the four members are Spanish, Swiss, American and French.
did not invent Australian Rules Football.
He was from Cincinnatti and invented clay pigeon shooting by inventing
the clay pigeon in 1880. Tom Wills of Melbourne played the major part
in the development of Australian Rules Football. (9th