Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No TalesGoofs
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(at around 1h 28 mins) Carina says she is named after "the brightest star of the North". This is wrong for several reasons. Carina is not a star, but a constellation. Carina is located in the Southern hemisphere; in fact it can't even be seen in most of the Northern hemisphere. The movie takes place in 1755, and Carina wasn't named until 1763, having been an integral part of the larger Argo Navis constellation. The brightest star, not just in the Northern hemisphere but the entire visible galaxy, is Sirius (the "dog star").
(at around 1h 3 mins) This film shows the compass being given to Jack by a captain he worked for in his youth as that captain is dying. In Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006), Tia Dalma said he bartered the compass from her.
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It is said that Salazar leaves one man alive to tell the tale, but during the first battle he kills the captain of the ship and only finds out there is Turner below the deck when he trips over a bucket. Which means Salazar didn't know anyone else were below deck yet he killed the Captain which according to Salazar should've been the last man.
(at around 57 mins) The British commander demands a witch to interpret Carina's calculations on the prison cell wall. In reality, a naval commander of the 18th century - or any educated person at the time, in fact - would be quite familiar with such drawings. Carina's abilities shouldn't have been surprising to anyone, much less a sailor, as astronomy was a proven science and the British in particular very keen on its study. In fact, by the time the movie is set, the Greenwich Naval Observatory was over a century old. At the most, Carina would have been considered eccentric or a little odd, but never a witch.
(at around 43 mins) As Jack is mentioned the guillotine as a form of execution, he says it is French and mentions that they also invented mayonnaise. While he is right, the guillotine was given its name and current appearance (particularly the angled blade shown in the movie) by Dr. Joseph Guillotin in 1789. While a previous version was already available in England at the time the movie is set (1750's), it was called a "maiden", and had a curved or straight blade. Also, mayonnaise sauce, though previous versions were known, was not given that name until 1806.