Type the word "dog" into Google Translate 19 times, request that the nonsensical message be flipped from Maori into English, and out pops what appears to be a garbled religious prophecy.
"Doomsday Clock is three minutes at twelve," it reads. "We are experiencing characters and a dramatic developments in the world, which indicate that we are increasingly approaching the end times and Jesus' return."
That's just one of many bizarre and sometimes ominous translations that users on Reddit and elsewhere have dredged up from Google Translate, Google's decade-old service that can now interpret messages in over 100 languages. In Somali, for instance, strings of the word "ag" translate into missives about the "sons of Gershon," the "name of the LORD," and references to Biblical terminology like "cubits" and Deuteronomy.
Google Translate Spitting Out Sinister Religious Prophecies