The Atlantic Swim Hoax —
A couple of people emailed me about this, though I think it's more a case of miscommunication rather than a deliberate hoax.
A little over a week ago the media reported
that 56-year-old Jennifer Figge had become the first woman to swim the Atlantic. But then people started to do the math, and realized that if she had really swum 2100 in 25 days, then she had performed a superhuman feat.
Two days later the AP published a retraction
, quoting Figge's spokesman who stated she swam only…