From “The Onion” Archives: “Rotation of Earth Throws Entire North American Continent into Darkness”

NEW YORK—Millions of eyewitnesses watched in stunned horror Tuesday as light emptied from the sky, plunging the U.S. and neighboring countries into darkness. As the hours progressed, conditions only worsened.

At approximately 4:20 p.m. EST, the sun began to lower from its position in the sky in a westward trajectory, eventually disappearing below the horizon. Reports of this global emergency continued to file in from across the continent until 5:46 p.m. PST, when the entire North American mainland was officially declared dark. …

Photo: Satellite view at 4:50 p.m. EST shows the sun disappearing from the sky.

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