Can You Find All The Scientific Mistakes In This Picture?

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The September 1928 issue of Science and Invention magazine included an illustrated cover that dared readers to find all of the scientific errors they had planted. Forty-eight scientific errors, in all. And $500 in prizes to the winners who submitted the correct answers.

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"What's Wrong With This Picture?" games were incredibly popular in magazines of the 1920s, but Science and Invention claimed that this was the first to deal exclusively with scientific inaccuracies. "Practically every branch of science is represented in the mistakes on this cover," the magazine insisted. "Astronomy, Meteorology, Hydraulics, Optics, Gravitation, Electricity, Radio, Mechanics, Aeronautics, etc."

Now, unfortunately Gizmodo doesn't have $500 in prizes to give away. But on the internet, being right is truly the greatest prize of all. Right?

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How many scientific mistakes can you find?

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SnackBauer
SnackBauer

The shadows cast are incorrect and inconsistent.

There are no clouds from which lightning can strike

The car exhaust is on the wrong side.

New York isn't 95 miles west of a Western shore.

The wind blowing in the wrong direction on the sailboat in the ocean and the lady's scarf.

The wind has no effect on the man's cigar smoke.

The rainbow is inverted.

I've seen the sun out when the moon is out, but I don't think they'd be in those relative positions, and the crescent should be in the other direction.

I don't think the man sitting at the table is on a chair...