This one was emailed to my wife:
We are looking for translators to translate Russia city names from English to Russian (Cyrillic alphabet). For the person who wins the project, we need a guarantee that you can complete this within 5 weeks but the earlier the better. Further, you should guarantee your work to be error free for up to 1 year. When our customers find translation errors, you agree to fix it within 10 days or less.
There are 190,418 cities in Russia that need translation.
The bid will be won based on cost and experience (the lowest bidder with the most experience wins the project so give us your best price). Please give us a project price, not a per city cost. We are looking for someone who can get started right away. Tell us about your translation experience.
5 weeks maximum. 190,418 cities. Assume a 60 hour working week, excluding breaks. That gives us 300 hours to complete all 190,418 translations, which equates to one every 5.7 seconds.
Dream on. They need a computer programmer, not a translator.