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360 Tour: Inside The RNC

The Onion invites you to explore our view from the floor of the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland.

Good Guy With Gun, Bad Guy With Gun Both Excited To Unload Firearm In Crowd Outside Arena

CLEVELAND—As each of them looked around at the people gathered outside Quicken Loans Arena and fantasized about unholstering their weapon and taking aim directly at others, both a good guy with a gun and a bad guy with a gun attending the Republican National Convention reportedly worked themselves into a heightened state of excitement Thursday at the thought of unloading their firearm into the crowd.

Bob Dole Picked Off By Large Hawk Circling Arena Parking Lot

CLEVELAND—Describing how the bird of prey suddenly dived down from the sky at high velocity, sources confirmed Thursday that former GOP presidential nominee Bob Dole was picked off by a large red-tailed hawk circling above the Quicken Loans Arena parking lot.
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Why Hotel Rooms Cost So Much

Americans pay an average of $1,000 per month to rent their apartments, yet booking a hotel room for one night can cost hundreds of dollars, leading many consumers to question why hotels charge so much for rooms. Here’s The Onion’s look at where your money goes when you book a hotel room:

  • $15: Daily cleanup of water puddles left by dripping wet children getting back from the pool
  • $50: Mandatory all-staff training for folding towels into regionally appropriate animals
  • $14.95: Intermittently high-speed internet
  • $400: Extracting guests stuck in revolving doors
  • $135: Continental breakfast
  • $1,200: Daily hospital costs for burns suffered at waffle-making station
  • $20/hr: Man to stand guard and wave drifters away from your bed while you sleep
  • $8: Cost of shaving regular bar of soap down to miniature bar of soap
  • $15: Power washing blood off headboard
  • $500,000: Pastel picture of a swan on wall of room
  • $4: Price per whistle for doorman hailing a cab
  • $100: Fee to actually not disturb room

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