Another classic snippet from comp.risks (volume 23, issue 70):

Connecticut state emergency management officials said a worker entered the wrong code during the weekly test of the emergency alert system, leading television viewers and radio listeners to believe that the state was being evacuated: "Civil authorities have issued an immediate evacuation order for all of Connecticut, beginning at 2:10 p.m. and ending at 3:10 p.m." The code that was mistakenly entered appeared on a monitor one line above the intended code for the test. As soon as the error was detected, faxes went out to every police department in the state.

Now I don't care who you are...that's funny.