Funniest headlines of all time

It isn't easy being a headline writer. Under deadline pressure, you sum up a complex article in a few words, make it fit perfectly and feel extremely proud of yourself. Then you show up at work the next day and wonder why there are coffee stains on all the monitors in the newsroom. 

The Huffington Post has tracked down 16 of the funniest headlines of all time. Here are four of my favorites:






Check out the other headlines at HuffPo.

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  1. Thank God for such headlines, the otherwise grim newspapers seem readable!

  2. Well i guess from the past few months what ever headlines made on tiger wood seems to be funny by any news paper ,may be he had been to the headlines continuously for so long surprisingly not for his sports any ore but almost for all other wrong reasons.that may be too funny.

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