Funny News Headlines

Funny News Headlines

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Funny News Headlines are unintentionally humorous titles of news stories in print, broadcast or on the web, which are often shared on online humor communities.


On November 12th, 2000, the website[3] was launched, which highlights notable examples of funny newspaper headlines, classified ads and signs.

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On February 1st, 2001, the website for the Forum for English Language Teachers in Ireland[2] posted a page titled "Funny Newspaper Headlines," featuring examples of unintentionally humorous news headlines. On October 28th, 2003, the humor website Fun With Words[1] posted a compilation of notable ambiguous headlines gathered from various newspapers. On September 24th, 2007, Redditor liberal_one submitted an image of an article with a placeholder headline to /r/,[6] where it gathered more than 930 votes (75% upvoted) prior to being archived (shown below).

RESCUE RE RESC SURF RES SU RES . Coledale's Blake Johnson pictured with hs 1 er sister Taraand of the movement other loty. s the youngest S ·LIe sa mg Club t pain ther toy Think of a headline 56 pt bold headline WARREN JONES Blake said something needs to be Together the three of them make done to keep people in their late up 75 per cent of the Executive AT 16, Coledale's Blake Johnson is teens at the club the youngest Club Captain in the 100- want to try and get youth and the Judy Johnson said she and Tura year history of Surf Life Saving in nippers more active in the club and will be on hand to make sure Blake Australia Committee. try and get Coledale back on the doesnt get too caught up in the fame Blake was a surprise nominee for map," he said the role of Club Captain at the I's just matter of keeping them Coledale Surf Life Saving Clubs when they've been trained. recent Annual General Meeting but "We are in urgent need of e We'l be here keepingh beat his nearest nominee by four young members and the club needs Despite beginning his votes to one of being Captain hasnt really gone to his head yet, she said ine." Higher School Certificate next year Blake to conduct an extensive recruiting A Year 10 student at Holy Spirit campaign College in Bellambi, Blake has been Blake said at first he was worried Club Captain but rejected the idea of heavily involved in Coledale Surf whether he would be up to the task of running for presidency of the club Club since a young age and this year Club Captain, considering his school when he comes of age was named the Ililawarra Youth Life commitments, but he is certainly not y" he said. Saver of the year. said he would like to run again for doing it alone. Dad was President down at Bulli He may be young, but Blake has Blake's older sister Tara is Club Junior Soccer Club for a year or two big plans for the club, which has been Secretary and his mum Judy was and after seeing the amount of stress having trouble hanging on to younger recently elected as the clubs Vice he was under, and the amount of hair members for some time. President he lost..."

On July 14th, 2009, Redditor theprizefight posted a photo of a television news report featuring a squirrel with a yogurt container on its head with the headline "One squirrel , one cup" (shown below, left). Prior to being archived, the post received upwards of 2,500 votes (90% upvoted) on the /r/funny[5] subreddit. On June 23rd, 2010, Redditor krodnoc submitted a photograph of a newspaper headline about a woman who attacked her ex-girlfriend while wearing a sumo wrestler suit to the /r/pics[4] subreddit, where it gained over 800 votes (94% upvoted) before it was archived (shown below, right).

CROSS COUNTRY ONE SQUIRREL, ONE CUP GREENVILLE, SC 12:27 71° NEWS Woman in sumo wrestler suit assaulted her ex-girlfriend in gay pub after she waved at man dressed as a Snickers ba

On December 22nd, 2011, BuzzFeed[7] highlighted 50 funny headlines from the past year. On May 24th, 2012, The Huffington Post[9] published a compilation of poorly written headlines containing obvious statements. On April 22nd, 2013, the Internet humor blog Pleated Jeans[8] highlighted 23 funny headline examples.

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External References

[1] Fun With Words – Ambiguous Headlines

[2] Eircom – Funny News Headlines

[3] HeadlineHumor – Headlines

[4] Reddit – Epic News Headline

[5] Reddit – Just saw this headline on my local news

[6] Reddit – Think of a headline

[7] BuzzFeed – The 50 Funniest Headlines of 2011

[8] Pleated Jeans – 23 Funny News Headlines

[9] The Huffington Post – Most Obvious Headlines Ever

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