Something must be happening in the news world because some of the headlines I’ve read have been top-notch, A+, guffaw-inducing. Or, editors are finally understanding the wonderful world of SEO.
Of course, the stories are worth a read too, but the real craft — the real stories — are the heds.
Courtesy of Yahoo.com
Angry ex-girlfriend goes ballistic, rips off man’s scrotum
See what the editor did there? Aces.
This next one, I don’t even need to read the rest of the story. From Mother Nature Network.
Rocker gets rabies shots after bat urinates in his eye
Torche guitarist Andrew Elstner shares his strange and informative experience on Facebook
If you feel the need to move onto the rest (but what’s the point?) of the story, you can here.
When I initially read this hed, I thought the Queen was adopting her new granddaughter in-law. Or, Kate Middleton is adopting the Queen. Or the Queen is pregnant is Kate Middleton. Huh. The main lesson here is never read a hed until after the Ambien fog has lifted.
From The Frisky.
Kate Middleton Forced To Get Pregnant As Adoption Won’t Work For The Queen
Oh, NOW I get it. Duh.
This next one isn’t the most compelling headline, but it’s just so damn cute!
Picky hermit crab lives in a multicolored LEGO shell
I love that the hermit crab has been dubbed ‘picky’ when all he really did was want a bigger place to house his gigantic crab ass.
Of course there’s vidya of Harry the Hermit showing off his new digs to his jealous aquarium mates.