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Alright, not really funny (or new), but come on — it’s a must-share anytime something reads like an Onion article, but isn’t. SFGate on a man who got stuck in “It’s A Small” world in 2009:

Jose Martinez, a resident of San Pedro (Los Angeles County) who is in early 50s, was stuck in the “Goodbye Room” when the ride broke down the day after Thanksgiving in 2009, said David Geffen, a Santa Ana attorney.

Disneyland employees evacuated other riders but had no way to help Martinez, who is paralyzed and uses a wheelchair, Geffen said.

Martinez suffers from panic attacks and high blood pressure, both of which became an issue as he sat in the boat, the “Small World” song playing over and over and over, Geffen said.

“He was half in the cave of the ride and half out,” Geffen said. “The music was blaring. They couldn’t get it to go off.”

The world is not small enough, apparently. (And Martinez won $8,000 in damages from Disneyland.)