March 1, 2007

On This Date in! in 2007 the Swiss Army mistakenly invaded Liechtenstein. The Swiss President, Micheline Calmy-Rey, claimed that the 171 strong Swiss Army Company incorrectly read their map during a military exercise and travelled two kilometers into Liechtenstein before they realized their error. Liechtenstein said it wasn’t that big of a deal and it was easily understood how a group of 171 men could get lost. But Liechtenstein did recommend to the Swiss that they include at least a couple of women in their Army maneuvers in the future, so they’d have at least two people who wouldn’t be too stubborn to ask for directions when they get lost.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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