Thursday, April 17, 2008

Our Dumb World: Things You Probably Don't Know About Iran

If you have some free time and like me, you thrive on satire as escapism or to show off your wonkiness, check out The Onion’s recently launched “Our Dumb World: Atlas of the Planet Earth.”

Here is the country profile for Iran: “With evidence pointing conclusively to Iran either possessing or not possessing nuclear weapons, this Middle Eastern nation could potentially be poised to possibly launch a full-scale attack on the Western world. Perhaps.”

It also has some other great “facts” about Iran I never knew, like that there is a flag burning plant that provides electricity for all of Tabriz and the U.S. state it hates most is Iowa, though no one knows why.

Don’t worry, the Onion is an equally opportunity offender. It says the “U.S. was founded in 1776 on the principles of life, liberty and the reckless pursuit of happiness at any cost – even life and liberty.”

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