Sound and Fury

Signifying nothing

Amusing headlines

with 3 comments

Recently I’ve noticed a few newspaper headlines that are equal parts hilarious and intriguing. Maybe it’s because not much real news happens in the summer? Anyway, all of the following are genuine news stories, though I have neglected to record where I saw these actual headlines.

  • Drunk badger disrupts traffic
  • Ozzy Osbourne’s dog eaten by coyote
  • Pablo Escobar’s fugitive hippo shot dead
  • Man blows up apartment in attempt to repair bed

My favourite is that third one. It sounds like something straight out of The Day Today…


Written by Seamus

July 16, 2009 at 2:24 pm

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  1. Surely the last one is newsworthy. Anything that explodes in a residence is of local and wtf concern. Although wtf issues are not in themselves newsworthy (not a sufficient condition).

    Tally Bane

    July 16, 2009 at 5:38 pm

    • It could well be of local concern. But that doesn’t explain how a small electrical fire in Germany makes it into a national newspaper in the UK…


      July 17, 2009 at 1:02 pm

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