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Our Dumb World: The Onion's Atlas of the Planet Earth (Hardcover)

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Every week, three million readers turn to the world's most popular news organization for a much-needed dose of Onion news and entertainment coverage. In a history spanning 15 years, six popular books, and 10 Webby Awards, The Onion has attracted legions of loyal fans drawn to its fearless reporting and scathing commentary on world events, human behavior, and journalistic convention.
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.


Dimensions 9.3x6.7x1.1
ISBN 9780316018425
Genre HUMOR / Form / Parodies
Format Hardcover
Pages 245
Publisher Date 2007-10-30 00:00:00.0
Publisher Little Brown & Co
Copyright Year 2007
Height 11.0 in
Wdth 9.0 in
Thickness 0.75 in
Unit weight 2.2 lb
Language English
Subtitle The Onion's Atlas of the Planet Earth
Edition Number 73
Audience General/trade

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  • so funny

    my son has all the onion books. it's a tradition. can't wait for the next one.

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  • Sidesplitting and biting

    ..a great commentary on our world. It's not for everyone, but for those who appreciate a 'smart' read, it's worth it, especially at this price. Enjoy!

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  • lots of fun

    entertaining read. fun to share with friends. it's the daily show of geography books.

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  • book review

    Awesome. Very well written. This book offers many hours of entertainment. Information given in a humerous format that I thouroughly enjoyed!

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  • Hilarious (if you have a sense of humor)

    This was a gift and the person was not only engaged immediately in the book but was laughing out loud. It became our coffee table book and was the envy of a lot of my husband's friends. The key thing is: this is a complete spoof on the social geography of the world. It pokes fun at every region of the world using generalizations and localized stereotypes. If you know the publishers.. The Onion, that says it all. Get familiar with their work before buying.

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