Britain's vote to exit the European Union Friday drew stunned reactions across the globe and triggered a plummet in world stocks. But this didn't stop some folks from finding humor in the news.
Britain's The Sun newspaper couldn't resist a pun:
Social media users riffed on the #Brexit hashtag, coming up with hashtags they would assign to any other country that might contemplate a similar exit from the EU:
Twitter users noted parallels in history -- like Britain's defeat of Napoleon's French Empire ...
Or the Raj, Britain's 200-year rule in India:
Meanwhile India is just blown away that you can get Britain to leave by voting— Bobby Big Wheel (@BobbyBigWheel) June 23, 2016
Irish airline company Ryanair made sport of Prime Minister David Cameron's decision to step down:
Even Larry, the Chief Mouster at No. 10 Downing Street, got in on the action, making an appearance before members of the press awaiting a statement by the prime minister.
Breaking news! Cameron resigns! Replaced by cat! pic.twitter.com/3c6uiQmKRP— Helena Ac-Shame (@Night4AtHowells) June 24, 2016
And then a dog showed up...
In the United States, The New Yorker magazine issued this cartoon:
And nationalists in the state of Texas pondered reviving the "Texas Secede" movement, which dates back more than a century: