From the “Oops” File

Via the BBC:  ‘Wrong’ maple leaf on Canadian banknotes

Canada’s new plastic banknotes feature Norway maple leaves, instead of the Canadian sugar maple leaf, according to botanists.

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  1. OzarkHillbilly says:

    Let me guess, they outsourced the production and design to a Norwegian firm?

  2. matt says:
  3. jd says:

    “What is the air-speed velocity of an unladen maple leaf?”
    “Canadian or Norwegian?”

  4. Tillman says:

    This is the scientist equivalent of someone correcting for “Frankenstein’s monster” instead of “Frankenstein.”

  5. de stijl says:

    From the “Oops” File

    Headline tease.

    I was hoping for an Emma Stone nip slip.

  6. John H says:

    Looks more like a Maplelikeish Photoshopus, to me. Probably the Eastern variety, but I’ll need more time to study multiple samples.

  7. edmondo says:

    Even worse than the maple leaf, the notes have a picture of someone they declared independence from 150 years ago