Amusingly misleading headlines

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  1. Omnius

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    Hey hey hey,

    I came across a rather interesting headline on BBC News Online (see below)which turned out to be somewhat misleading and it got me thinking - do they deliberately word headlines to suggest a story is 'cooler' than it really is? See what you think (highlight the hidden text to find out what the story is really about), here's a couple I found:

    Samurai lessons to beat bullying

    They never taught this when I was school! Oh wait...

    Children at a Teesside school are being taught the code of the ancient Samurai to help them combat bullies.

    Year eight pupils at Stockton's Ian Ramsey Church of England School have been studying the history of the Japanese warriors.

    They are learning about the Samurai's code of conduct based on respect, honesty and personal responsibility.


    Robots battle for military prize

    Real-life Transformers? If only...

    For two weeks during the summer of 2008, an army of autonomous robots will march across the Wiltshire countryside.
    The machines will compete in the UK Ministry of Defence Grand Challenge, a competition to find new technology to support ground troops in urban areas.

    Fourteen teams have now been picked as finalists to go head to head in a range of trials next year.

    Winning designs include a swarm of miniature helicopters and a host of sensor-laden unmanned aerial vehicles.


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    I'm not sure what was so misleading. Those are both about what I figured.
     
  3. Lance Halberd

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    Those are some hilarious ones, Lance. I liked the "Panda mating fails - veterinarian takes over"
     
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    lol those are good omnius

    but the ones lance linked us to made me laugh REALLY hard.
     
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    Lance, you always win. I liked these ones the most:

    Police begin campaign to run down jaywalkers
    Two convicts evade noose, jury hung
    Iraqi head seeks arms
    Queen Mary having bottom scraped
    Panda mating fails - veterinarian takes over
    NJ judge to rule on nude beach
    Child's stool great for use in garden
    Eye drops off shelf
    Squad helps dog bite victim
    Two Soviet ships collide - one dies
    Never withhold herpes from loved one
    Nicaragua sets goal to wipe out literacy
    Drunk drivers paid $1,000 in 1984
    Child's death ruins couple's holiday
    Something went wrong in jet crash, experts say
     
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    Enraged cow injures farmer with ax. oh noes the cows are coming after us with axes!!
     
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    Oh you.

    :3
     
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    What a lovely couple!
     
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    I remember a headline from a long time ago that I liked: Rubber Farmers Turn to Cononuts
     
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    oh man, I'm gonna Godzilla all over your son's trains. I'm gonna Godzilla so hard.
     
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    Here's an amusing headline I just thought up:

    Crazy Guy Drives Nude In Times Square!
     
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    I had to contain my laughter here at work.
     
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    I often don't laugh at my own material, but it made me laugh here, too.
     

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