The Onion's Our Dumb World

The Onion's Our Dumb World : 73rd Edition

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If you really want to know about the world and understand how the planet works, look no further than OUR DUMB WORLD, the atlas that reveals the real truth about each country. OUR DUMB WORLD features incorrect statistics on all of the Earth's 168, 182, or 196 independent nations. Readers will learn about every country from Afghanistan, 'Allah's Cat Box', to the Ukraine, 'The Bridebasket of Europe'. It is an invaluable tool for any reader interested in overthrowing a weakened government in East Asia or exploiting a developing nation in Africa. It is also 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. So if you want to know which is the sleepiest country in Europe, which nation has the hottest queen, or where the rubble from previous conflicts is now buried under the debris of today's wars, OUR DUMB WORLD will provide the answers. Every country's pretensions are skewered, their hopes squashed and their fears laughed at. In short, by the end of this book, you will never be able to visit any country in the world without seeing it in an entirely new and hilarious more

Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 206 x 268 x 18mm | 979.75g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • col. Illustrations
  • 0752883763
  • 9780752883762
  • 458,558

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"Reminds you of Private Eye in the 1980s before it started to take itself too seriously" SOUTH WALES ARGUSshow more

About The Onion

The Onion is a satirical newspaper that began in 1988. The website attracts three million viewers every week who turn to the world's most popular news organisation for a much-needed dose of Onion news and entertainment coverage. In a history spanning 20 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 behaviour and journalistic more

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