01/08/2015 02:52 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

New York Times Just Invented A Country, And It's The Internet's New Favorite Thing

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Oh, New York Times corrections, how we love you.

The newspaper provided readers with fodder for tweets on Thursday, writing about the nonexistent country of Kyrzbekistan (instead of the small Central Asian nation of Kyrgyzstan). The paper later corrected the mistake, admitting that Kyrzbekistan is not a real place:


But it was too late for the Gray Lady. The Internet embraced the new nation, all but packing up its things to move abroad:

H/T Jim Romenesko