News outlets sometimes have a tendency to go a bit overboard when it comes to reporting. The headlines they print sometimes are totally gag-worthy and make you want to cringe really bad. However, not every headline is a bad one! Some of them are outright hilarious and make you question the sanity of the editor and writer. Whether it was deliberate or just accidental, here are 15 of the funniest headlines we’ve come across.
1. Federal Agents Raid Gun Shop, Find Weapons
Right… what else were you expecting to find? Plushies? I mean that would have made for a hilarious headline too. This is one of those headlines that make you go, really?
2. Sewer Was Blocked By Large Pooh
Why yes, there was a sewer that was blocked by a large Winnie The Pooh plushie as compared to the regular stuff it would be blocked by. That sounds like a beginning to a really awkward conversation.
3. Guy Tries To Buy Toy Poodles, Gets Fluffy, Steroid-Pumped Giant Ferrets Instead
Ok, let that sink in for a second. WTF, right? Well, apparently this is a true story! We’re just imagining what a fluffy, steroid-pumped ferret would look like.
4. Everything Everywhere, Disappoints Analysts
They are a really difficult bunch to please after all. However, for this article, the writer was actually referencing the British service provider EE Limited. So was this smart wording or just a coincidence? Guess we’ll never know.
5. Alton Attorney Accidently Sues Himself
Honestly, how high do you have to be to accidentally sue yourself? We know there are people who are bad at their jobs but this guy takes it to new heights. Thank god for the person who reported this otherwise we wouldn’t have had this gem of a headline.
6. Planes Forced To Land At Airports
Well, TBH, it’s probably the safest place for them to land, right? Like, what other options do they have? Also, if they land anywhere that isn’t an airport, it’s called a crash. Maybe some proofreading before publishing is in order.
7. Florida Woman Calls 911 After McDonald’s Runs Out Of McNuggets
Priorities! This is a perfect example of a person who has their priorities in life straight. First world problems much? Honestly though, why would something so silly even make the headlines? It’s one of those hilarious-yet-weird moments where you’re not sure how to react.
8. Koala Escapes Zoo, Falls Asleep Before He Can Do Anything Interesting
There is a reason why a koala is our spirit animal. This headline is the textbook definition of a koalas ‘don’t give a f**k’ attitude. Ironically, this headline also summarises every weekend of ours.
9. Chinese Zoo Under Fire For Disguising Hairy Dog As A Lion
Wait, what? How on earth could people confuse a dog for a lion? Honestly, just say who’s a good boy and you’ll realise it’s a dog because a lion won’t really wag his tail when he sees you.
10. Homicide Victims Rarely Talk To Police
Yeah, no s**t Sherlock. It would be really weird if they did because that would mean zombies exist and that in turn would mean the zombie apocalypse is upon us. Ok, we digress! Seriously though, how much of a hurry does someone have to be in to come up with such a whacky and inconsiderate headline?
11. Worker Suffers Leg Pain After Crane Drops 800-Pound Ball On His Head
Hold up, whose head did the ball fall on again? That headline makes us think it was the writer and editor instead of the worker. Maybe there were two separate parts to the story but they got crammed into one headline. Remember, context matters!
12. Miracle Cure Kills 5th Patient
The only miracle here is the fact that it’s called a miracle cure. Literally, the headline explains itself and the company might want to rename their cure, ASAP!
13. Most Earthquake Damage Is Caused By Shaking
Most damage to an IQ is caused by reading such headlines. We want to find this person and smoke what he/she is smoking because it’s clearly good s**t.
14. Threat Disrupts Plans To Meet About Threats
Inception much? What are the odds that a meeting to discuss security and threats gets cancelled because someone made a threat? That’s some next level confidence the people at the meeting are inspiring.
15. County To Pay $ 250,000 To Advertise Lack Of Funds
The best way to tell the general public that you’re broke is obviously to spend an exorbitant amount to advertise it. This one is more ironic than funny and we can sense the sarcasm in it, so kudos to whoever wrote this one.
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