Oops! The Silly Mistakes Thread

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So many ships use the Suez Canal it will have a massive effect.
I remember seeing one of those travel shows like the 'pole to pole' or similar and the 'waiting area' for vessels planning to use the canal.
Hundreds of 'em.
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I guess if you're going to embarrass your institution you may as well go big ...

The University of Kentucky mistakenly sent out a half-million acceptance notices for a program that only accepts a few new students each year. The vast majority of the students receiving the erroneous notices hadn't applied to that program. Some hadn't formally applied to the university. Some hadn't even visited the university website, much less been in contact with the university, at all.
:doh: :roll:
University of Kentucky mistakenly sends 500,000 acceptances

The University of Kentucky mistakenly sent acceptance emails to 500,000 high school seniors for a program that usually accepts about three dozen students a year.

The school followed up with another email less than 24 hours later and apologized for its mistake, citing a “technical issue” ...

“Only a handful of those on the prospect list had been admitted to UK,” UK spokesman Jay Blanton said. “The vast majority had not, nor had the vast majority of these students expressed an interest in the program. ...”

The acceptance was for this fall in the clinical leadership and management program in the College of Health Sciences. ...

Mary Dougherty, a senior from San Antonio, Texas, received the email.

“I was like, ‘Mom, I just got accepted into the University of Kentucky.’ And she’s like, ‘Oh, I didn’t know you applied to University of Kentucky.’ And I was like, ‘oh, I did not’” ...

Other students said they never applied to UK, visited or even went on its website. ...
FULL STORY: https://apnews.com/article/science-kentucky-5953f92673185b7f7baed3937d876d16
 

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I guess if you're going to embarrass your institution you may as well go big ...

The University of Kentucky mistakenly sent out a half-million acceptance notices for a program that only accepts a few new students each year. The vast majority of the students receiving the erroneous notices hadn't applied to that program. Some hadn't formally applied to the university. Some hadn't even visited the university website, much less been in contact with the university, at all.
:doh: :roll:

FULL STORY: https://apnews.com/article/science-kentucky-5953f92673185b7f7baed3937d876d16
Makes you wonder where the university got the contact information from for all these people that had never visited, applied or even knew about the university :thought:
 

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I know of a university that once mistakenly sent out a small number of acceptances to students who did not meet their admissions criteria - mostly because of poor performance at another school they were transferring out of. They decided to allow the students to attend anyway, with a few exceptions. One student was told "How could you possibly think this wasn't a mistake given your record?" They allowed him to take some courses on a trial basis as a part-time non-matriculated student, expecting him to flunk out again. Instead he did quite well and wound up matriculating and graduating.
 

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Tui plane in ‘serious incident’ after every ‘Miss’ on board was assigned child’s weight
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Their computer only recognised passengers registered as "Miss" as a child, and "Ms" as an adult. Not only was that presumptuous, it could have been very nasty.
 

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This is a weird one - 89 year old woman taken by ambulance to wrong house.

Elizabeth Mahoney had been in County Hospital in Pontypool, Torfaen, for 10 weeks being treated for Covid-19.

But when she was discharged on 12 March, instead of being taken home, Ms Mahoney's son Brian said she was taken to a stranger's house in Newport.

He said his wife went to meet his mum at her home in Pontypool on the day she was due to be discharged because he had a cold.

But when there was no sign of her, Mr Mahoney called the hospital to see where she was and was told the ward manager would call him back because there had been "a bit of an issue".

Mr Mahoney said they had learned from the ambulance service that his mother had been put to bed in the mystery house.
Then it gets weirder - the man in whose house she'd put to bed doesn't realise it's the wrong woman.

He added that he had been told the man who lived there had been expecting the arrival of his sister, who had dementia, but had not immediately realised Mrs Mahoney was not his sister.
 

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This is a weird one - 89 year old woman taken by ambulance to wrong house.

Elizabeth Mahoney had been in County Hospital in Pontypool, Torfaen, for 10 weeks being treated for Covid-19.

But when she was discharged on 12 March, instead of being taken home, Ms Mahoney's son Brian said she was taken to a stranger's house in Newport.


Then it gets weirder - the man in whose house she'd put to bed doesn't realise it's the wrong woman.
That really needs a laughing smiley too as well as a shocked one!!
 

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This is a weird one - 89 year old woman taken by ambulance to wrong house.

Elizabeth Mahoney had been in County Hospital in Pontypool, Torfaen, for 10 weeks being treated for Covid-19.

But when she was discharged on 12 March, instead of being taken home, Ms Mahoney's son Brian said she was taken to a stranger's house in Newport.


Then it gets weirder - the man in whose house she'd put to bed doesn't realise it's the wrong woman.
How did the ambulance crew get into the house?
 

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How did the ambulance crew get into the house?
I'm assuming he let them in. Either he didn't look too closely or he doesn't recognise his own sister..

In his defence I suppose if you're expecting a woman to arrive by ambulance you wouldn't suspect the wrong woman would be delivered. But you'd think he would've noticed & told them straight away.. It's all a bit peculiar.
 

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I'm assuming he let them in. Either he didn't look too closely or he doesn't recognise his own sister..

In his defence I suppose if you're expecting a woman to arrive by ambulance you wouldn't suspect the wrong woman would be delivered. But you'd think he would've noticed & told them straight away.. It's all a bit peculiar.
Maybe he was really pissed or high on drugs?

I've done loads of stupid stuff when either pissed or high on drugs :tumble:

Why I'm sober now!! Lol!
 
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