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

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 01:  People walk past The New York Times building on October 1, 2014 in New York City. The Times annou
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 01: People walk past The New York Times building on October 1, 2014 in New York City. The Times announced plans to cut approximately 100 jobs from the newsroom today, with the company announcing it will start with buy-out packages before moving to layoffs. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

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:

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

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