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TechCrunch Mobile 2010 – Barcelona 17 Feb, at MWC

Monday could have marked one of the greatest acts of trolling of the decade. An official ceremony was held to change the name of a mountain in the Hunan province to commemorate James Cameron’s Avatar. Seems that now they’re realizing naming national monuments after movies isn’t the best idea.

The peak traditionally called the “Southern Sky Column” and located in the city of Zhangjiajie, is supposedly the inspiration for the floating mountains of Pandora. Well that certainly seems like enough reason for the tourism to rename it as “Avatar Hallelujah Mountain”. Guess the public didn’t quite have the same response. An online poll of 60,000 citizens resulted in 90% being against the change. Oh yeah, and now the officials are denying it ever happened.

[ABC News] via [Gadling]

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