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Fark’s 2012 Headline of the Year Contest

It’s that time of year again, and the competition is fierce. But Fark’s Headline of the Year Contest is much less about the story itself and more about the pun that can be made of a headline. The best submitted headlines of the year are up for voting. Some of the headlines are: 14-year-old Snigdha Nandipati [...]

Why Women Don’t Fall for Hairy Guys Remains a Scientific Mystery

Don’t look at me like that. I’m just providing the same headline as a Live Science article that examines efforts to find an evolutionary reason why women prefer men that don’t look like freshly vomited hairballs. One hypothesis: chicks dig dudes who aren’t covered with lice: One common theory for our relative hairlessness suggests that women [...]

That’s Not A Caterpillar

Admit it, you read that headline in the voice of Crocodile Dundee, everyone does, except for those 20 year-olds who all just said “who?”…Back to the matter at hand, this isn’t a caterpillar, it’s actually a bunch of birds who apparently have no sense of personal space. The European Bee Eaters here resemble a crawly [...]

Top UFO stories of 2011

2011 saw a substantial number of headline grabbing UFO stories, reports, videos and photographs. The Huffington Post has compiled a report on last yea…

Fat Cats Hate Christmas

(Video Link) While that headline could be used for an article about modern-day Scrooges, I meant it quite literally. This fat kitty hates being dressed as Santa and its reactions are quite funny. Via BuzzFeed

Real or Onion?

Can you tell a real news headline from one made up by the satirical website The Onion? It’s not as easy as you might think, but that’s the challenge of this quiz from mental_floss. You might remember some of these headlines, but you need to remember how true they are. I knew them all, but [...]

Microbes Are Such Hipsters

This headline shows why it is so important for journalists to read their work before submitting it in order to make sure it comes out right. That or else these really were some incredibly hip microbes. Link Via BuzzFeed

Hip Hop Panda Gets Groove On

(YouTube link) This is one of those stories where the headline sort of says it all. Well, here’s some context – it’s not CGI, it’s not a 3D Pixar movie, and it walks a fine line between adorable and menacing. An Atlanta Zoo panda having a hell of a time scratching his back against a pile of [...]