Our Dumb World

The Onion's Atlas of the Planet Earth, 73rd Edition
By The Onion (Hardcover Book, 2007)
Our Dumb World: The Onion's Atlas of The Planet Earth, 73rd Edition features incorrect statistics on all of the Earth's 168, 182, or 196 independent nations. It also features maps, including a fold-out world map at actual size. Readers will learn about every country from Afghanistan, "Allah's Cat Box," to the Ukraine, "The Bridebasket of Europe."
Today's news-parody consumer cannot possibly understand made-up current events without the context of fake world history and geography. That is why The Onion is publishing a world atlas: to help us.
Our Dumb World is an invaluable tool for any reader interested in overthrowing a weakened government in East Asia, exploiting a developing nation in Africa, or for directions to tonight's party at Erica's. It is a reference guide to 250,000 of the world's most important places, such as North Korea's Trench of Victory, the Great Human Pyramid of Egypt, and Saudi Arabia's superhighway, the Mohammedobahn.
  • Little, Brown and Company
    • Format: Hardcover Book

    • Price: $27.99 US/$32.50 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780316018425

    • On Sale Date: 10/30/2007

    • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company

    Formats Available: Hardcover Book, Trade Paperback, Audiobook, Audiobook

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Our Dumb World: The Onion's Atlas of The Planet Earth, 73rd Edition features incorrect statistics on all of the Earth's 168, 182, or 196 independent nations. It also features maps, including a fold-out world map at actual size. Readers will learn about every country from Afghanistan, "Allah's Cat Box," to the Ukraine, "The Bridebasket of Europe."
Today's news-parody consumer cannot possibly understand made-up current events without the context of fake world history and geography. That is why The Onion is publishing a world atlas: to help us.
Our Dumb World is an invaluable tool for any reader interested in overthrowing a weakened government in East Asia, exploiting a developing nation in Africa, or for directions to tonight's party at Erica's. It is a reference guide to 250,000 of the world's most important places, such as North Korea's Trench of Victory, the Great Human Pyramid of Egypt, and Saudi Arabia's superhighway, the Mohammedobahn.

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Our Dumb World
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
  • Price: $27.99 US/$32.50 CAN
  • Pages: 256
  • Physical Dimensions: 8-1/2" x 10-7/8"
  • Audio Run Time: 0
  • ISBN-13: 9780316018425
  • On Sale Date: 10/30/2007
Our Dumb World