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40 Of The Worst Newspaper Headlines To Make You Facepalm At The Stupidity

40 Of The Worst Newspaper Headlines To Make You Facepalm At The Stupidity

There is hardly anything better than waking up at the crack of dawn and making some English breakfast: scrambled eggs, bacon, fried tomatoes and mushrooms, a bit of toast with marmalade, and a large mug of Earl Grey tea. And what better way to enjoy this feast than by eating it whilst you read the morning newspapers?

Unfortunately, some newspaper headlines can make us do a spit-take and drench the entire page in delicious tea (splash of milk, no sugar). You know the type of headlines that I mean: unintentionally amusing, very silly, and quite obvious how stupid they are if the overworked editors would look at them with a pair of fresh eyes.

Our team at Bored Panda has run, flown, and swum all over the planet looking for hilarious and idiotic newspaper articles, all for your amusement. So put your reading glasses on, scroll down, and upvote the headlines you enjoyed. We’d love to hear about any peculiar and giggle-worthy headlines that you’ve come across; even better if you’ve come up with them yourselves!

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Kristof De Smet 1 month ago

Good thing he/she didn’t become an engineer, then…

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Tracy Moorhead 1 month ago

We’re doing something right!!

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I adore newspapers, just like I love books, writing things in notebooks, watering my ficus tree, and sketching on real paper. They’re real things that don’t disappear once the power goes out, the internet goes down, or the moment a zombie outbreak starts (Max Brooks’ ‘The Zombie Survival Guide’ will be worth its weight in gold then and I keep it by my bed at all times). However, times are changing. More and more news and entertainment can be found in the digital world. Which means that the print media industry is slowly declining.

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Alex Bailey 1 month ago

Or maybe even 20.

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Tracy Moorhead 1 month ago

Perhaps that’s just what they want us to think!!

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Danish Dynomummy 1 month ago

Ah, I see what they did there

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For example, in 2018, weekday print newspaper circulation in the United States decreased by 12 percent, while Sunday circulation fell by 13 percent, according to the Pew Research Center.

What this means is that on Sundays, when most Americans have more free time, they’d rather do something else than buy a newspaper; like browse the internet.

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Kristi S. 1 month ago

Oh, wow! That must ‘ve been unexpected..

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Alex Bailey 1 month ago

It also says Exclusive to all newspapers and asks for contact from people who have seen her in Morocco. What trash-rag is this?

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Kristof De Smet 1 month ago

Wow! Jesus has come back!

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And the situation is only getting worse for newspaper journalists and other staff members. Based on the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Employment Statistics, in 2018, 37,900 people worked in the newspaper industry as reporters, editors, photographers, film or video editors. That is 14 percent fewer employees than in 2015, and a whopping 47 percent less than in 2004.

Do you think that newspapers have a future, dear Readers? Would you like to see a Bored Panda newspaper? Share your thoughts with us in the comments!

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Lyop 1 month ago

You don’t say!

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Alex Bailey 1 month ago

Holding text that someone forgot to change. Often says Lorem Ipsum dolor…

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Tracy Moorhead 1 month ago

That’s why they’re in charge of money and not literacy!

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IzzieM 1 month ago

Bugs crawling around with feet are crawling bugs.

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Alex Bailey 1 month ago

It was a tough day.

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Kristof De Smet 1 month ago

*slaps his leg*

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Aaron W 1 month ago

Gotta pass the time while waiting for the other golfers to play their shots…

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Alex Bailey 1 month ago

Bad man. At least we know who to blame now.

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Aaron W 1 month ago

Yeah it’s easier with a bridge.

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Bambi 1 month ago

Oh no!

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Phil Boswell 1 month ago

Ah, the classics 😉

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Taradactyal 1 month ago

This was intentional

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Cats vs zombies 1 month ago

Yes they are. Especially ones with heaters.

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Kurisurin Sutaringu 1 month ago

On a separate note, that’s awesome! Means society is finally getting somewhere!

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Restless 1 month ago

naughty babies!

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Aaron W 1 month ago

Penis envy actually explains a lot of the past three years.

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Sadie Shapiro 1 month ago

Yeah, no kidding.

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Dilly Millandry 1 month ago

Probably laughing at how they look – some people pull some great faces when they’re singing. Just look at people in cars at traffic lights singing away… look mad.

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Kristof De Smet 1 month ago

Perhaps if you change your goggles, you’d find her?

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Hope Floats 1 month ago

And there was me thinking it was fog…

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Kristof De Smet 1 month ago

Damn! We thought they would have died by now…

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Rabbit Carrot 1 month ago

Nah, they’re a bit chewy at that age.

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IzzieM 1 month ago

This headline leaves nothing to the imagination. No one will read the article if you give everything away in the headline.

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Bunzilla 1 month ago

Hmm, I may have a thought…

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Dilly Millandry 1 month ago

Just needs some inverted commas for that ‘miracle cure’

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Colm Corcoran 1 month ago

Now what essential information you are missing here is that the Metro Herald is an Irish newspaper, very few of us know what the sun looks like!!!

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Laugh Fan 1 month ago

Might have moobs.

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Alex Bailey 1 month ago

Well, reading the text it sounds like they were all wasting time.

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Chris Jones 1 month ago

Well, graveyard and not grave – that tends to be less usual.

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