Truly shocking results. (screengrab via CNN)

Oops. CNN accidentally reported that the ScotCen Poll of Polls showed a result of 52% not in favor of Scottish independence, and 58% in favor. That of course adds up to 110%, which is the effort level you have to give when you want to make an accurate graphic for your news program. 

This is how election results get fudged, people! You cross your fingers and rely on most people's inability to add two numbers quickly.

Later on, CNN did fix the graphic to show the actual results, with only 48% of voters voting "yes." 

Not CNN's fault, but would've been more fun if the Yes vote won.

That extra 10% now joins the Loch Ness Monster as one of the great mythical figures of Scottish folklore.


(by Shira Rachel Danan)

Sources: h/t BuzzFeed