Gazans Flee As Israel Drops ‘Knowledge Bombs’ on the Gaza Strip

Israeli F16s by Israel Defense Forces (IAF Flight for Israel's 63rd Independence Day) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Did you know that Florida is the only place on Earth where you can find both alligators and crocodiles? If you lived in the Gaza Strip, you would. This was just one Israeli knowledge bomb dropped on the small Palestinian territory in the last few days. Gazans fled in terror as they heard Israeli fighter jets approaching, and continued to flee once it became apparent that the jets were dropping flyers containing interesting trivia. Flyers taught readers that Mozart first began composing music at the age of five, that a standard piano has 52 white keys and 36 black ones, and that the White House has 28 fireplaces.

According to an Israeli Air Force spokesperson, the factoid bombardment is a direct result of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu going through “a bit of a bar trivia phase.” Apparently, after no Israeli was brave enough to defeat the tough Prime Minister in the tavern duel of wits, he decided to find a worthy opponent elsewhere. “The Palestinians have always been Bibi’s greatest adversaries, not to mention their high-education rate, so it was a natural place to look,” an anonymous staffer from Netanyahu’s office told The Mideast Beast. In just a matter of days, the Gaza Strip has become one of the best-educated regions on Earth.  However, rumors have been heard that suggest that Netanyahu will attempt to drop the same knowledge ordinance on Iran if the Palestinians do not produce a worthy opponent. If that doesn’t work, apparently the U.S. is third on his list.