7 Typographical Errors, Which Cost Millions
Errors that are treated in a very large sums do not necessarily have to be clearly visible.
This can be a hyphen, a particle, the missing letter, a translation error or defect in the print shop.
The damage from even one of these little things can reach astronomical sums of several hundred million dollars.
NASA lost the hyphen
The damage: $ 80 million 
The hyphen - is not the most important punctuation mark, but in 1962 his absence
in the code-board computer cost NASA $ 80 million. We are talking about the launch of the guide
to Venus spacecraft "Mariner-1", which is due to small mistakes out of control
and was destroyed by 293 seconds after launch. British writer and scientist Arthur C. Clarke
wrote a few years, Mariner 1 was "destroyed by the most expensive hyphen in history."

The case with the old ale
The damage: $ 502,996
The missing letter "r" in the name of 150-year-old ale cost the seller more than the hapless half-million dollars. Several collectors know what to put up for auction a rare bottle of drink called " Allsopp's Arctic Ale », but could not find it, because the seller dropped the name of one letter" p "and selling «Allsop's Arctic Ale». As a result of the auction was attended by only two bidders,
and a bottle sold for $ 304. Buyer corrected the mistake and immediately sold the bottle for 503,300 dollars.

Error in the Bible that changed the meaning of the commandments on the opposite
The damage: $ 4590
In 1631, English printers released the Bible with an error in the seventh of
Ten Commandments - was missed particle "no." In their presentation commandment began to sound as "adultery." This Bible dubbed the "Bible adulterers", publishers were fined three thousand pounds, and all copies had to be destroyed.
 Pasta with racist bias
The damage: $ 20,000 
In the cookbook «Penguin», released in Australia, was pasta recipe,
where the dish was recommended spice "freshly ground black people» («freshly ground black people»). It turned out that the cause of the scandal was the prescription error corrector
and in this place mean "freshly ground black pepper» («freshly ground black pepper»).
Revoke already sold circulation did not, but not in time to break up
7,000 copies were destroyed and reprinted again.
 The sale of shares at low, low prices dramatically
The damage: $ 340 million 
In December 2005, a Japanese trader of Mizuho Securities has received an application for sale of a share at the price of 610,000 yen per share. He mixed up the number of shares and the price and, as a result, put 610,000 shares at 1 yen. This error is caused chaos in the market, the collapse of the Nikkei index and led to the resignation of the Tokyo Stock Exchange. The damage amounted to $ 340 million.
Record an expensive advertising campaign
The damage: $ 50 million
In 2007, a car dealer Roswell (New Mexico) came up with "brilliant" publicity stunt:
to produce and distribute 50,000 lottery tickets, one of which was winning a thousand dollars.
But the company, which was to print tickets, mistakenly made ​​their winning everything.
That is, the total amount of winning is 50 million. Unable to pay the debt,
car dealer promised to give out for every winning ticket for a gift certificate valued at five dollars.
Exotic vacation becomes an erotic
The damage: $ 10 million
A few years ago the tourist company from California «Sonoma» decided to place your banner
the directory "Yellow Pages". When advertising beginning to bear fruit, they realized that they were cruelly mistaken. Instead of "exotic travels" in the handbook were promised 'erotic'. As a result, the company received is not that popular, which counted. Mistake cost printing
10 million dollars, which sued them travel company.