Story In 'The Onion' Is Kind Of True The parody website The Onion had a story about "open-air" sewers in Cleveland. But it was partially true. City officials noted that the city has two elevated sewers.

Story In 'The Onion' Is Kind Of True

Story In 'The Onion' Is Kind Of True

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The parody website The Onion had a story about "open-air" sewers in Cleveland. But it was partially true. City officials noted that the city has two elevated sewers.

RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Rachel Martin. The Onion recently published a piece with the following headline, "Cleveland Finishes Construction On New Elevated Sewer System." It's described as a, quote, "one of a kind, open air wastewater transportation system," accompanied by a gross fake photo of brown liquid sloshing out of an open trough running through downtown. Clevelanders weren't amused, maybe because it turned out the article was partially true. City officials pointed out on Twitter the city actually has two elevated sewers. It's MORNING EDITION.

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