Fans of late 80s cartoon / action figure range GI Joe will remember Cobra Commander as the evil baddie who was bent on world domination.
At least we think it was world domination. It was almost certainly world domination.
In any case, Cobra Commander was given - wait for it - the keys to the city of Springfield, Illinois.
That's right, an evil megalomaniac has been given an award for being a total git. Amazing.
There's picture proof and everything.
Our nine-year old selves are currently freaking out about all this.
We can only guess that Cobra Commander is using this city is as a staging area for some massive attack on the United States.