About two years ago I spotlighted the ability of The Onion, America's Finest Source for being Number One in News, to publish stories that at the time seem fictional, but later come true. (Old post).
It has happened again. Here are the links:
August 18: The Onion
Almost two weeks later, August 31: Yahoo! News Story
Seriously, The Onion IS the best newspaper to read if you really want to understand what is happening in the world.