The fictional country of Wakanda from the "Black Panther" appeared by mistake on the list of u.s. trading partners.
the USA's department of agriculture has removed tegneserielandet Wakanda from an overview of trading partners.
This writes the news agency Reuters and The Guardian.
A software engineer from New York named Francis Tseng discovered in the first place, to the country from superheltefilmen "Black Panther" appeared on a list of countries that have free trade agreements with the UNITED states.
In a drop-down menu on agriculture's website, one could choose the fictitious country on an equal footing with countries such as Colombia, Guatemala and Peru.
I was quite confused in the beginning. I thought that I remembered the wrong name of the country and mixed it together with something else, says Francis Tseng.
the Ability to choose Wakanda on the website has since been removed.
A spokesman from the ministry told The Washington Post that the virtual land was added during a test. by mistake it was not removed again.
The fictional country of Wakanda is the home of the superhero Black Panther, who comes from Marvel's cartoon style. Wakanda is isolated in Africa and has the fictitious, the powerful metal vibranium.
the Movie "Black Panther" from 2018 was wildly popular particularly in the UNITED states.
In its February selling movie tickets for over a billion dollars in the UNITED states and Canada. Overall, the film worldwide number 11 on the list of films that have grossed the most money ever.
the Film was awarded three oscarpriser and was nominated for a further four.
/ritzau/ReutersUpdated Date: 19 December 2019, 13:00