We spent a lot of time on the gloom and doom surrounding the newspaper industry, but we can’t forget that newspapers have brought us some of the funniest moments this side of media. Here are just 39 of them.
Where possible, we have linked to the full article for context. Many of these articles are 8 to 10 years old, so they are not available online.
He Was Naked, On Crack and in Alligator’s Mouth – Seattle Times
Blind Man Bites Guide Dog In Drunken Rage – Daily Telegraph
California Hopes For An Alien Invasion To Solve Jobs Crisis – Times Interface Supplement
18,000 Women Recalled For New Tests – The Times
Airline Travel Safer Despite More Accidents – Reuters
Alien Gangs Prey On UK — Daily Mirror
Suspended MP Accused Of Telling A Hundred Lies — The Guardian
Teen-Age Girls Often Have Babies Fathered By Men — The Sunday Oregonian
Woman Tries to Give Away Dad on Internet — AP
Deaf Magician Disqualified For Hearing — D. Telegraph.
Divorce Is Like A Lonely Gerbil — Times
Politician Says Too Busy to Cheat on His Wife — Reuters
Rector With Crowbar Seeks To Lay Nun’s Ghost — Daily Graphic.
Man Tossing Knife in the Air Stabs Self in Head — AP
Official: Only Rain Will Cure Drought — The Herald-News
Platform Shoes Claim Another Life — Reuters
Law Prohibits Swearing Around the Dead — AP
Man Fights Ravenous Moth With Sex — Victoria (BC) Times-Colonis
Fence Not Keeping Deer From Waltzing — Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Hairdo Kills Mum – Daily Mirror
Canada Could Face Sperm Shortage — Canadian Press headline
Americans Driven To Suicide By Fear Of Death — Daily Telegraph
What is your favorite weird headline?