Correction: Aussie Flight Attendants Gestate Normally
You can't say AVweb doesn't know how to get readers' attention. Our story on Monday about the risks of cosmic radiation included a remark that Australian flight attendants more than 16 months pregnant are not allowed to work aloft. Oops. Apparently, that was supposed to be 16 *weeks* -- as our story now says. (Who knew?) The error begot dozens of e-mails: "I'm not surprised ... they couldn't get down the aisle." ... "If they are taking 16 months to carry a baby I think the cosmic rays have affected a lot more than the baby." ... "Where did the British find the 16-month-pregnant crew members for their study?" ... "Could you perhaps provide a photo of one or more of those flight attendants?" (There's no accounting for taste.) ... "They should be in 'Ripley's Believe it or Not!'" ... "You should have seen the look on my wife's face when I read [that] to her...!" ... "It's that last year of pregnancy that's the toughest!" And our favorite: "Seems to me they could simply install larger doors in the aircraft and let those 16-month-pregnant woman continue working. Heaven knows they need a diversion after a year and four months of being pregnant!"