Accurate data entry is important. Need proof? Just ask the woman in Italy who was taken to the hospital for a dizzy spell after receiving a â‚¬32,000 ($44,500) parking ticket. How long does a car have to be parked to receive that kind of fine? About 1,800 years. Wait, what?
See, the fine was backdated to 2008, but the police officer missed one of those zeroes, calculating fines and interest back to 208 A.D. The actual fine was only â‚¬102 ($143). Whew.
Whopping fine in Italy on parked car dating back to 208 AD [Yahoo News/AFP] (Thanks, Anti!)