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[Politics] Narnia Walks Out on WTO Talks

The independent nation of Narnia has walked out on the World Trade Organization talks in Hong Kong.

No, really.

See, someone released a joke press release. And a number of business websites -- including Forbes.com -- faithfully reported it. Without ever noticing that Narnia and suchnot were all, well, fictional. Upon this being pointed out, they all pulled it, but not before some embarrassment.

The article is short, but worth a read. :)

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Aww, man, I figured that the later release by PETA would clarify that the delegation from Narnia actually left the conference due to their planned mass protest about the lack of representation of animals within the government structure... Oh well, maybe the Washington Post will pick it up.
It would seem the actual press release can still be found here, top left.