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Some Headlines Write Themselves: Some of My Favorites.

Updated on October 4, 2008

You have to love the press. Information coming from all directions, deadlines, editors, and of course trying to write the most catchiest headlines to garner the top spots on the press pages. As well as trying to steal the reader attention and to sensationalize even the most mondane stories.

I have collected and posted some of the best misleading and funniest actual newspaper headlines from recent years. I have posted them here along with a slideshow of some articals that prove, that even though it's the press, some headlines just write themselves and are due the respect of a good chuckle or belly laugh.

So as a salute the our friends of the AP wire. Here are some of the headlines that would have even got past "J. Jonas Jameson."

P.S. Thank you editor and chiefs for making my job a little easier.


Include Your Children When Baking Cookies

Something Went Wrong in Jet Crash, Experts Say

Police Begin Campaign to Run Down Jaywalkers

Drunks Get Nine Months in Violin Case

Iraqi Head Seeks Arms

Prostitutes Appeal to Pope

Panda Mating Fails; Veterinarian Takes Over

British Left Waffles on Falkland Islands

Teacher Strikes Idle Kids

Clinton Wins Budget; More Lies Ahead

Plane Too Close to Ground, Crash Probe Told

Miners Refuse to Work After Death

Juvenile Court to Try Shooting Defendant

Stolen Painting Found by Tree

Two Sisters Reunited after 18 Years in Checkout Counter

War Dims Hope for Peace

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

Couple Slain; Police Suspect Homicide

Man Struck by Lightning Faces Battery Charge

New Study of Obesity Looks for Larger Test Group

Astronaut Takes Blame for Gas in Space

Kids Make Nutritious Snacks

Local High School Dropouts Cut in Half

Typhoon Rips through Cemetery; Hundreds Dead

School Violence: Teachers Hit Out

Football Chief Wants To See More Sweaty Girls see pic

Slide Show of More Headlines

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  • RGraf profile image

    Rebecca Graf 8 years ago from Wisconsin

    This is great! Thanks for a good laugh.

  • jim10 profile image

    jim10 9 years ago from ma

    Great Headlines maybe you can get work with Jay Leno.

  • Nicole Winter profile image

    Nicole A. Winter 9 years ago from Chicago, IL

    Thanks so much St. James for brightening my day, yet again! Too funny! I especially liked the one: Miners refuse to work after death. Hah! I used to work for AP, (associated press,) and I'd get so mad at the headlines that would be attached to my work, it's like they're asleep at the typewriter, sometimes!

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    desert blondie 9 years ago from Palm trees, swimming pools, lots of sand, lots of sunscreen

    Man...these just too good! What a collection! Thanks for sharing!