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This is one of the weirdest bugs I've ever seen, I think.

One of the tags on this question is "javascript" but on the SO homepage, it shows up as "javas." If you click on it, that even takes you to http://stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/javas (which has zero questions).

In the time it took me to write this up, the error seems to have been fixed (and that question closed) but I took a screenshot before that happened. It's the fourth question from the top.

jawas on the main page

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Someone misspelled jawas. –  random Feb 18 '10 at 9:02
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Missing annotation in the form of freehand circles. –  Ikke Feb 18 '10 at 9:21
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Those freehand circles get scarier every day ;-) –  Arjan Feb 18 '10 at 11:25
    
Those jawas aren't missing! –  GnomeSlice May 14 '11 at 4:21
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The snapshot cache of the front page was made before any subsequent edits during the five minute grace period.

As such, when they went to fix up the tag, it looked okay on the question page itself, but not on the home page, which is lagging because it's cached.

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