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A world atlas by The Onion

Our Dumb World is an atlas of the World presented by The Onion. It manages to inform (poorly) and entertain at the same time. For instance, here’s their description of Israel:

Home to one-third of the world’s Jews and two-thirds of the world’s anti-Semites, the nation of Israel is a place so holy that merely walking in it can gain you a place in the World to Come, nowadays often within minutes.

And about the US, “The Land Of Opportunism”:

The United States was founded in 1776 on the principles of life, liberty, and the reckless pursuit of happiness at any cost โ€” even life and liberty.

The atlas is also available in book form.


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