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4th Dec '16 1:05:36 PM DesertDragon
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* In ''VideoGame/EASportsUFC2'', Russian martial artist Khabib Nurmagomedov is shown doing the Sign of the Cross, a Catholic gesture, in his victory pose. One small problem: Nurmagomedov is a devout Sunni Muslim. This wasn't exactly a secret, either; he is ethnically Avar, which has been predominantly Muslim for ''centuries''. EA quickly apologized and fixed the mistake in a patch.

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* In ''VideoGame/EASportsUFC2'', Russian martial artist Khabib Nurmagomedov is shown doing the Sign of the Cross, a Catholic gesture, in his victory pose. One small problem: Nurmagomedov is a devout Sunni Muslim. This wasn't exactly a secret, either; he He is ethnically Avar, of Avar descent, which has been predominantly Muslim for ''centuries''. EA quickly apologized and fixed the mistake in a patch.
4th Dec '16 12:52:30 PM DesertDragon
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* In ''VideoGame/EASportsUFC2'', Russian martial artist Khabib Nurmagomedov is shown doing the Sign of the Cross, a Catholic gesture, in his victory pose. One small problem: Nurmagomedov is a devout Sunni Muslim. This wasn't exactly a secret, either; he is ethnically Avar, which has been predominantly Muslim for ''centuries''. EA quickly apologized and fixed the mistake in a patch.
3rd Dec '16 11:00:06 AM billybobfred
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* [[https://tellygunge.wordpress.com/archives/story-archive/by-tellygunge/ Tellygunge's]] [[RealPersonFic celebrity fics]] will often involve a scene where a character getting [[CoveredInGunge gunged]] suffers a WardrobeMalfunction (or a PantyShot) at some point, and the narrative [[ShowDontTell making a remark about how it would become a YouTube hit.]] Except that it wouldn't because nudity is banned on [=YouTube=].[[note]]While it is true that the rules are often ignored by users, they would still be enforced for a viral hit because the large amount of views would cause [=YouTube=] to take notice of it.[[/note]] From the policy centre:

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* [[https://tellygunge.wordpress.com/archives/story-archive/by-tellygunge/ Tellygunge's]] [[RealPersonFic celebrity fics]] will often involve a scene where a character getting [[CoveredInGunge gunged]] suffers a WardrobeMalfunction (or a PantyShot) at some point, and the narrative [[ShowDontTell making a remark remark]] about how [[InstantHumiliationJustAddYoutube it would become a YouTube hit.]] hit]]. Except that it wouldn't because nudity is banned on [=YouTube=].[[note]]While it is true that the rules are often ignored by users, they would still be enforced for a viral hit because the large amount of views would cause [=YouTube=] to take notice of it.[[/note]] From the policy centre:
1st Dec '16 9:57:35 PM lucy24
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** ''Fallen in Love''. Mediaeval English village smells of boiling potatoes. Wrong, since potatoes first appeared in Europe in 16th century and became food staple even later.

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** ''Fallen in Love''. Mediaeval English village smells of boiling potatoes. Wrong, since potatoes first appeared in Europe in 16th century and became food staple even later. The review site '''Smart Bitches, Trashy Books''' coined the phrase “potato rage” for reactions to this type of gross anachronism.
1st Dec '16 3:36:09 PM lucy24
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* In ''[[Literature/TheHeroesOfOlympus The Son of Neptune]]'', Octavian claims that 'sea travel has never been the Roman way'. This could just be written off as Octavian being a dickhead and wanting to screw up the quest, but the sum total of the Roman navy turns out to be exactly one very shoddy boat. While sea travel wasn't wholly embraced, saying that it was never 'the Roman way' is a ''massive'' error, and it begs the question of exactly how the Romans conquered places like Britain without ships.

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* In ''[[Literature/TheHeroesOfOlympus The Son of Neptune]]'', Octavian claims that 'sea travel has never been the Roman way'. This could just be written off as Octavian being a dickhead and wanting to screw up the quest, but the sum total of the Roman navy turns out to be exactly one very shoddy boat. While sea travel wasn't wholly embraced, saying that it was never 'the Roman way' is a ''massive'' error, and it begs raises the question of exactly how the Romans conquered places like Britain without ships.
1st Dec '16 3:16:26 PM lucy24
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* Averted in the episode “Jess-Belle” of ''Series/TheTwilightZone1959'', when an Appalachian witch turns herself into a leopard--with spots--instead of the geographically plausible monochrome mountain lion. On the leopard’s last appearance, a character observes “I’ve never seen a wildcat with spots.” [[note]]Given the show’s minimal budget and tight schedule, was the line added at the last minute when it turned out the animal wrangler had no puma available?[[/note]]
26th Nov '16 12:44:55 PM lucy24
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* ''Series/SleepyHollow'' features a character who was born and educated in England in the late 18th century:
** “It’s Middle English. I studied it at Oxford.” (No, you didn’t. The history of the English language was not taught at Oxford until late in the 19th century.)
** The gravestone of the main character’s wife says “Burned as a witch”. (No, she wasn’t. Witches in what is now the United States were hanged, not burned.)
24th Nov '16 12:53:09 PM NNinja
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* In ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow'', German [[{{WWII}}German Army]] General [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerd_von_Rundstedt Gerd Von Runstedt]] is depicted as a short, bald, bearded man wearing an [[ThoseWackyNazis SS]] uniform.
22nd Nov '16 2:50:32 PM Naram-Sin
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*** The Cathedral of Seville and its belltower, the Giralda, is a climatic location in the novel. Brown describes the cathedral as "11th century Gothic" and claims that it was built like a fortress with a single door to fend off attacks from the Moors. [[AnachronismStew Gothic architecture is from the 12th century]]. [[ArtisticLicenseHistory The cathedral is from the 15th]]. It was built with the express purpose of being the largest cathedral in Christendom and boasts seven massive gates; at the time this happened the Moors were a hundred miles away and incapable of threatening it (and if they could, hiding in a church with a single entrance and no possibility of escape doesn't make a sensible strategy). In the 11th century? The city was ''ruled by'' the Moors, who obviously were in no hurry to build cathedrals. The Giralda in the novel has narrow, dangerous steps, while in real life it is famous for having no stairs but ramps expressly built to allow horses to climb to the top. The chase scene begins when all the parishioners get up to receive communion as soon as mass begins; in Catholic mass, communion is administered near the end.

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*** The Cathedral of Seville and its belltower, the Giralda, is a climatic location in the novel. Brown describes the cathedral as "11th century Gothic" and claims that it was built like a fortress with a single door to fend off attacks from the Moors. [[AnachronismStew Gothic architecture is from the 12th century]]. [[ArtisticLicenseHistory The cathedral is from the 15th]]. It was built with the express purpose of being the largest cathedral in Christendom and boasts seven massive gates; at the time this happened the Moors were a hundred miles away and incapable of threatening it (and if had they could, been capable, [[HollywoodTactics hiding in a church with a single entrance and no possibility of escape escape]] doesn't make a sensible strategy). strategy; the city had walls and castles for that). In the 11th century? The city Seville was ''ruled by'' ruled '''by''' the Moors, who obviously were in no hurry to build cathedrals. The Giralda in the novel has narrow, dangerous steps, while in real life it is famous for having no stairs but ramps expressly built to allow horses to climb to the top. The chase scene begins when all the parishioners get up to receive communion as soon as mass begins; in Catholic mass, communion is administered near the end.
22nd Nov '16 2:05:15 PM Dreadjaws
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* In ''Film/ResidentEvil'' the Red Queen computer explains to the protagonists how the T-Virus works by reanimating cells. It then goes on to explain how some cells are still alive after a body dies, and says that a person's hair and nails keep growing after they die. That fact is actually an old disproven myth. Hair and nails don't keep growing, but as as the skin dehydrates and shrinks around them, it gives that illusion.
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