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Joe Carillo
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« on: September 17, 2010, 08:36:13 PM »

News Headlines that Went Awry

Sometimes news headlines inadvertently convey meanings other than what their writers intended—some humorous or outright funny, others patently outrageous or absurd. Here’s a collection of 51 actual gems of such semantically wayward headlines (with photos of four other more recent funnily ambiguous headlines added just now—November 7, 2017—for starters):



Something Went Wrong in Jet Crash, Expert Says

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Sex Education Delayed, Teachers Request Training

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Police Begin Campaign to Run Down Jaywalkers

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Safety Experts Say School Bus Passengers Should Be Belted

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Is There a Ring of Debris around Uranus?

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Stud Tires Out

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Panda Mating Fails; Veterinarian Takes Over

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British Left Waffles on Falkland Islands

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Lung Cancer in Women Mushrooms

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Eye Drops off Shelf

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Teacher Strikes Idle Kids

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Reagan Wins on Budget, But More Lies Ahead

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Squad Helps Dog Bite Victim

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Shot Off Woman’s Leg Helps Nicklaus to 66

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Enraged Cow Injures Farmer with Ax

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Plane Too Close to Ground, Crash Probe Told

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Miners Refuse to Work after Death

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Juvenile Court to Try Shooting Defendant

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Stolen Painting Found by Tree

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Two Soviet Ships Collide, One Dies

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Checkout Counter Killer Sentenced to Die for Second Time in 10 Years

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Never Withhold Herpes Infection from Loved One

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Drunken Drivers Paid $1000

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’84 War Dims Hope for Peace

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If Strike Isn’t Settled Quickly, It May Last a While

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Cold Wave Linked to Temperatures

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Enfields Couple Slain; Police Suspect Homicide

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Red Tape Holds Up New Bridge

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Deer Kill 17,000

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Typhoon Rips Through Cemetery; Hundreds Dead

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Man Struck by Lightning Faces Battery Charge

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New Study of Obesity Looks for Larger Test Group

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Astronaut Takes Blame for Gas in Spacecraft

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Kids Make Nutritious Snacks

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Chef Throws His Heart into Helping Feed Needy

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Arson Suspect is Held in Massachusetts Fire

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British Union Finds Dwarfs in Short Supply

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Ban On Soliciting Dead in Trotwood

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Lansing Residents Can Drop Off Trees

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Local High School Dropouts Cut in Half

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New Vaccine May Contain Rabies

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Man Minus Ear Waives Hearing

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Deaf College Opens Doors to Hearing

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Air Head Fired

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Steals Clock, Faces Time

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Prosecutor Releases Probe into Undersheriff

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Old School Pillars are Replaced by Alumni

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Bank Drive-in Window Blocked by Board

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Hospitals are Sued by 7 Foot Doctors

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Some Pieces of Rock Hudson Sold at Auction

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Include your Children when Baking Cookies

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—From Cody’s Science Education Zone

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Justine Aragones
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« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2017, 09:55:12 AM »

These are really outrageous and funny!
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« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2017, 12:55:53 PM »

I'm glad you enjoyed them, Justine! Have a great week ahead!
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