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Geek Trivia: The Quibble of the Week for February 12

This week's quibble comes from the February 5 edition of Geek Trivia, "A good (space)walk spoiled." TechRepublic member <strong>rocket ride</strong> nailed me for a multilingual spelling error.

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This week's quibble comes from the February 5 edition of Geek Trivia, "A good (space)walk spoiled." TechRepublic member rocket ride nailed me for a multilingual spelling error.

"The Apollo 14 landing site was Fra Mauro, not Frau Mauro."

You're quite right, dear reader. Fra Mauro is a crater on the moon named after a 15th-century Venetian monk; Frau Mauro is a very nice German housewife I apparently just made up. Thanks for the quibble, and keep 'em comin'!

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