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  • Today I've found in our main page a banner for the wold launch of Indiana Jones IV.

     WTF #1: It's a countdown, but nobody around here has seen it before today, which is the 0:00:00:00 day.

    WTF #2: The countdown is totally screwed, showing negative values for the day, the hour, the minute and the second, and doesn't even match 00:00 in our timezone.

    The banner is in Spanish but I'm sure you can figure out. 

     Indiana Jones countdown banner



  •  the true WTF is that the image isn't working



  • @PoweRoy said:

     the true WTF is that the image isn't working

    It's either a forum-using-nonstandard-HTML WTF or an IE WTF, I can't remember which. Anyway, try using something other than IE.



  •  it is working now (still using firefox)



  • The Real WTF is somebody using tags as they were intended.



  • WTF #3: The translated title is "Calavera de cristal" but the actual crystal skull artifacts that inspired the movie are called (according to wikipedia) "Cráneo de cristal" in spanish



  • @Random832 said:

    the movie are called (according to wikipedia) "Cráneo de cristal" in spanish

    Probably because "cráneo" would be an actual skull (the word is used in medical text) whereas "calavera" is a representation of a skull. So, in the context of a "crystal skull", calavera is the correct word to use. Therefore, the translation is not a WTF.


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