Misleading news headlines.

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That link didn't work for me, I had to search to get this one:
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world ... rnalSearch

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Silentecho wrote:That link didn't work for me, I had to search to get this one:
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world ... rnalSearch
Somewhat predictably they have now changed the headline. :roll:
Don't blame me - I voted remain :con

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chaggle wrote:An extreme answer to the over population problem from The Independent?
London Summit on Family Planning to cut women without contraceptives in half
That is an EXTREME form of contraception!

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This little collection has had me laughing so much, it hurts. Image

Apparently all real newspaper headlines – gathered from local, national, and international newspapers across the globe



EYE DROPS OFF SHELF

PROSTITUTES APPEAL TO POPE

KIDS MAKE NUTRITIOUS SNACKS

STOLEN PAINTING FOUND BY TREE

LUNG CANCER IN WOMEN MUSHROOMS

QUEEN MARY HAVING BOTTOM SCRAPED

DEALERS WILL HEAR CAR TALK AT NOON

MINERS REFUSE TO WORK AFTER DEATH

MILK DRINKERS ARE TURNING TO POWDER

DRUNK GETS NINE MONTHS IN VIOLIN CASE

JUVENILE COURT TO TRY SHOOTING DEFENDANT

COMPLAINTS ABOUT NBA REFEREES GROWING UGLY

PANDA MATING FAILS; VETERINARIAN TAKES OVER

POLICE BEGIN CAMPAIGN TO RUN DOWN JAYWALKERS

12 ON THEIR WAY TO CRUISE AMONG DEAD IN PLANE CRASH

KILLER SENTENCED TO DIE FOR SECOND TIME IN 10 YEARS

SAFETY EXPERTS SAY SCHOOL BUS PASSENGERS SHOULD BE BELTED

2 SISTERS REUNITED AFTER 18 YEARS AT CHECKOUT COUNTER

MAN EATING PIRANHA MISTAKENLY SOLD AS PET FISH

ASTRONAUT TAKES BLAME FOR GAS IN SPACECRAFT

QUARTER OF A MILLION CHINESE LIVE ON WATER

INCLUDE YOUR CHILDREN WHEN BAKING COOKIES

OLD SCHOOL PILLARS ARE REPLACED BY ALUMNI

GRANDMOTHER OF EIGHT MAKES HOLE IN ONE

HOSPITALS ARE SUED BY 7 FOOT DOCTORS

LAWMEN FROM MEXICO BARBECUE GUESTS

TWO SOVIET SHIPS COLLIDE, ONE DIES

ENRAGED COW INJURES FARMER WITH AX

LACK OF BRAINS HINDERS RESEARCH

RED TAPE HOLDS UP NEW BRIDGE

SQUAD HELPS DOG BITE VICTIM

IRAQI HEAD SEEKS ARMS

HERSHEY BARS PROTEST
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:thumb:

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*reverent bow*

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Ketchup, some of those on your list are real little gems.

I am one of the milk drinkers turned to powder.

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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Not a headline, but something just heard on breakfast TV from a sports presenter talking about a golfer:

"He made a bad start, but six birdies put him back on top of the leaderboard"

I've always thought golf to be rather boring, but it sounds as if I've been missing something. Must be very big birds, though... :shock:

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From the BBC News website:

"North Korea military head removed"

Tough on discipline, they are.

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Tony Williams wrote:Not a headline, but something just heard on breakfast TV from a sports presenter talking about a golfer:

"He made a bad start, but six birdies put him back on top of the leaderboard"

I've always thought golf to be rather boring, but it sounds as if I've been missing something. Must be very big birds, though... :shock:
This morning they said that someone had "two bogies in four holes". Which is a bad thing I gather. Probably because that's two more holes than most people might have bogies in.
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Tony Williams wrote:From the BBC News website:

"North Korea military head removed"

Tough on discipline, they are.
I see they've now altered "head" to "chief". They are spoilsports :evil:

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Tony Williams wrote: They are spoilsports :evil:

Yup. Ebay corrected this amusing typo but it was there originally:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Citadel-Frodo ... 5ae7c48b5e

EDIT: Hmmm... doesn't work. Oh well, it said "Shite" when it should have said "Shire". It was very funny honest guv would I lie to you?
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One of my all-time favourite typos from the society column of a newspaper, long ago:

"Lord North has travelled with a party of friends to his country estate for the start of the peasant shooting season."

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BBC News website headline today:

"Virgin loses West Coast franchise"

Evidently morality does not pay...

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Queen's birthday: Guests brave rain at Queen's picnic lunch.
Perhaps not misleading, but totally pathetic. All you need is a brolly, FFS.

And "street parties"? Hardly any sign where I live, in Toryville. OK, a few banners round the town centre and some St George's flags, but I assumed they were more to do with some sporting event, or something.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-36509469

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