Spinach and wolves
June 25, 2014 10:13 AM Subscribe
In 'The Half-Life of Facts' there's this neat anecdote
on the importance of checking data: a guy puts a decimal point in the wrong place and everyone thinks the wrong thing about spinach for decades. But this academic paper
makes me wonder - has anyone ever checked the origin of that
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Is Erich Von Wolf a real person? Does anyone know where the story about his original mistake in 1870 comes from? And is that reliable?