Slate’s Mistakes for the Week of Jan. 7

Due to an editing error, the Jan. 11 Slate Quiz misstated the nationality of Jim Yong Kim. He was born in South Korea but holds American citizenship.

In a Jan 10 Science, Shannon Palus noted that poison dart frogs shoot toxins at their predators. They actually secrete them.

In a Jan. 10 Slatest, Ben Mathis-Lilley misstated the number of mentions of “socialists” or “socialism” in a FiveThirtyEight article. It was three, not 10.

Due to a production error, a Jan. 10 Mom and Dad Are Fighting page was misattributed to Gabriel Roth. The authors were Isaac Butler, Rebecca Lavoie, and Carvell Wallace.


A Jan. 8 Family miscredited Indiana’s former Republican Gov. Mitch Daniels with starting the state’s 21st Century Scholars program. The program was launched in 1990, under Democratic Gov. Evan Bayh.

In an Oct. 15 Brow Beat, Ellin Stein misstated that the Apollo 1 test that killed all three crew members was for “the initial mission of the rocket that will take manned spacecraft all the way to the moon.” It was a test of the initial mission of the spacecraft, not the rocket. (The rocket had flown before.)

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