2. Where the band "The Mesopotamians" (Sargon, Hammurabi, Ashurbanipal, and Gilgamesh) ran out of gas while traveling in their Ecoline Van with only a single piece of gum, in the song "The Mesopotamians" by the real-life band "They Might Be Giants."
2. "The Mesopotamish sun is beating down
And making cracks in the ground
But there's nowhere else to stand
In Mesopotamia (No one's ever seen us)
The kingdom where we secretly reign (And no one's ever heard of our band)
The land where we invisibly rule"
-Lyrics from "The Mesopotamians" by "They Might Be Giants".
There's a lot of oil there, but no weapons of mass destruction.