Polar Vortex Causes Facial Injuries Across U.S. Midwest [Spoof]
The polar vortex was responsible for hundreds of injuries across the U.S. Midwest, faux news humourist Andy Borowitz reported, “as people who said ‘so much for global warming’ and similar comments were punched in the face.”
Borowitz’ January 2014 post was making the rounds on Facebook again this week, after frigid weather blanketed much of the eastern half of North America.
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“Authorities in several states said that residents who had made ignorant comments erroneously citing the brutally cold temperatures as proof that climate change did not exist were reporting a sharp increase in injuries to the face and head regions,” Borowitz wrote.
“The meteorology professor Davis Logsdon, of the University of Minnesota, issued a safety warning to residents of the states hammered by the historic low temperatures: ‘If you are living within the range of the polar vortex and you have something idiotic to say about climate change, do not leave your house.’”