Best Newspaper Headline

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  1. R.Youden macrumors 68020

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    Just for a bit of fun..

    In the UK years ago we had the headline...

    "Freddie Start Ate My Hampster"

    I think that was brilliant!

    I am sure there are some good ones from over in the US!
     
  2. pulsewidth947 macrumors 65816

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    You get some corkers in The Sun, pretty much on a daily basis :)

    You wouldnt catch me buying that, but I'd read it for a giggle if it was left on a train (I love that tradition - leave your paper on the train for someone else to read :D)

    I'm trying to think too hard about a headline, and so I cant think of any :confused:
     
  3. Peterkro macrumors 68020

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    "Essex girl comes first" banner headline in the Guardian when Sally Gunnell won Olympic gold is a personal favourite(and from reading about it afterwards they knew what they were doing and just did it for laughs).
    The old(very) "fog in channel,continent cut off" still sets the standard.
     
  4. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Have you still got that Essex Girl one? I have a friend in Essex who'd love to see it, could you post a copy if possible? Cheers.
     
  5. Peterkro macrumors 68020

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    Sorry chundles no,there was a story in Guardian Media supplement so a search of their archives may turn it up.
     
  6. wordmunger macrumors 603

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    This one, of course, was unintentional:
    [​IMG]
    (Charlotte Observer, September 21)
     
  7. mactastic macrumors 68040

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    Well of course the classic 'Kids make tasty treats'.

    When I was in college the horticultural society ran an ad in the school paper offering to give a free potted plant to anyone who showed up. Never did find out if it was deliberate or not, but the ad come out saying 'Free Pot Plant'. They did get a lot of visitors, however. :D
     
  8. strider42 macrumors 65816

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    One of my favorite headlines was from my college student paper. A guy was robbed near a building on campus, which spawned the headline: "Man Attacked By Building".
     
  9. ejb190 macrumors 65816

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    Sounds like something the Hort Club I was in would do!

    My favorite was in the Indy Star some time ago: "Police kill man with axe". It was really a sad story, but the headline was just so wrong...
     
  10. ham_man macrumors 68020

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    Being a golfer, I found this one too funny...
    [​IMG]
     
  11. gwuMACaddict macrumors 68040

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    one from cnn a few years ago on the web

    "death row population drops"

    :p
     
  12. kgarner macrumors 68000

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    Not a headline, but I did see the following on the big sign in front of an Arby's once:

    Now Hiring
    2 French Dips
    for $4
     
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    MAN RAPED BY BANANA!

    From an African Paper a few years back. This links to the story as report by the BBC, sadly with a less humorous headline.
     
  14. mpw Guest

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    Again a sign rather than a headline;

    " Artificial Insemination Centre
    NO Entry"
     
  15. wordmunger macrumors 603

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    There were still a few good ones in that story: Banana apPEALS rape conviction, "there was hardly any evidence to BACK UP the victims' testimonies."

    Someone had fun writing that story....
     
  16. killuminati macrumors 68020

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    Theres a garden center by my school that has one of the signs where you hang the letters up. Recently it said "We sell cheap pot". I think they left out the 's'.....or did they?
     
  17. 20rogersc macrumors 65816

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    Not a headline, but a story in a paper:

    " Commenting on a complaint from a Mr Arthur Purdey about a large gas bill, a spokesman for North West Gas said, 'We agree it was rather high for the time of year. It's possible Mr Purdey has been charged for the gas used up during the explosion that destroyed his house' "

    Sorry it's not a headline, but great content ;)

    ::20ROGERSC::
     
  18. wdlove macrumors P6

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    CLASSIC!!!
     
  20. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    My favourite headline ever dates from a few years back, when a UK tabloid (I think it was The Sun) carried a story claiming that TV presenter Keith 'Cheggers' Chegwin, who had been battling alcoholism, had been warned by doctors to give up drinking as his addiction was close to killing him. The headline – "Cheggers can't be boozers"

    Pure genius.
     
  21. munkle macrumors 68030

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    Took me awhile to get that one ( :eek: ) but that is indeed pure genius. Still doesn't atone The Sun for being a general bag of w*** though!
     
  22. killuminati macrumors 68020

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    HAHA, that is GREAT. I like when papers actually put some thought into their headlines.
     
  23. munkle macrumors 68030

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    Problem with The Sun, and British tabloids in general, is that more thought goes into the headlines than the articles :rolleyes:
     
  24. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    Too right – although to be fair they do think up some very, very good headlines. It's just a pity they can't put the same effort into the rest of the paper. :p
     
  25. rainman::|:| macrumors 603

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    I much prefer british tabloids to american ones tho... have you guys across the pond ever seen Weekly World News? I'm really ashamed for us all. The Mirror and The Sun have a bit of class by comparison... and they don't have Batboy :rolleyes:
     

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