Welcome to the wonderful world of ... mistakes and blunders. From the Wright Brothers proving the New York Times wrong about the feasibility of powered flight, to Vanity Fair giving Oprah and Reese Witherspoon extra limbs, this list is filled with some of the most notorious and embarrassing miscalculations ever made by prestigious magazines and publications. 

From the New York Times misinterpreting Hitler’s hatred of Jews, to Time Magazine’s baffling decision to name Adolf Hitler as Person of the Year, this list is a testament to the fact that even the most respected publications can make some really dumb mistakes -- even with, well, Hitler. We’ve also included some blunders that weren’t quite as serious, like, say, Erik Sandberg-Diment’s prediction that laptop computers wouldn’t last long -- just one of many confident yet totally baseless predictions printed by major magazines. 

So, let’s take a look at some of the biggest blunders ever made by prestigious magazines and publications. Enjoy.

Oprah and Reese: extra limbs included.

Media blunders NUAL ARS! ONE VERY MOMENTOUS YEAR Photograph by ANNIE LEIBOVITZ 2018 VANITY FAIR REESE and one retiring editor WITHERSPOON HAS THREE LEGS The 2018 Hollywood issue of Vanity Fair had a cover photo of Oprah and Reese Witherspoon, but it showed them with extra limbs. Witherspoon had three legs, and somehow nobody noticed this before publication time. CRACKED

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