Typos are annoying, but they're usually easy to correct and don't cause any lasting damage. But every now and then, sloppy transcription and lazy proofreading will collide in a perfect storm of misfortune that transforms a typo into an unmitigated disaster.
4 Spain Adds 10 Billion Euros to Its Debt
Earlier this month, Spain announced their national 2014 debt figure at 99.8 percent of their total economic output, leaving them a paltry 0.2 percent to spend on bullfights and things for Javier Bardem to glare at. But four days later, the government announced that someone had accidentally switched the last two numbers in the figure, and that the country's actual debt ratio was 98.9 percent, which is a difference of 10 billion euros (or $14.5 billion in rapidly devaluing American currency).
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Bardem, upon hearing that Spain's terrible movie haircut budget has doubled.