Debt Crisis Halts Construction of Dubai Indoor Mountain Range

How many of you thought that headline was on the level?

Such is the state of affairs in the world that such a headline could a) seem plausible b) only come from our pals at the Onion: Dubai Debt Crisis Halts Building Of World’s Largest Indoor Mountain Range.

Excerpt:

Representatives from the emirate of Dubai announced with disappointment this week that its recent debt crisis has forced developers to halt construction on the city’s long-planned 22-mile-long indoor mountain range.

The culmination of a decade’s worth of ambitious and expensive building projects, Dubai’s estimated $100 billion debt officially brought work on the artificial mountain range to a stop on Tuesday.

“This is a very sad day for the emirate of Dubai,” Crown Prince Hamdan bin Mohammed al-Maktoum told reporters at a press conference held inside the gold-plated anti-gravity chamber in his palace. “Although I believe it is the basic right of all who visit us to be able to scale to the top of a 15,000-foot-tall manmade snowcap, these tough economic times have made it an impossibility. Never before has our proud municipality faced such a grave crisis.”

See? Its not only California suffering from tough economic times !

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