I'm just glad I didn't write any of them.
Man Kills Self Before Shooting Wife and Daughter
The editor had to re-read it two or three times before he realized that a man couldn't kill himself, then shoot someone else. The correction went in the paper the next day.
Something Went Wrong in Jet Crash, Expert Says
Panda Mating Fails; Veterinarian Takes Over
I wonder what the female panda thought of that.
Juvenile Court to Try Shooting Defendant
When all else fails, shoot them.
If Strike Isn't Settled Quickly, It May Last Awhile
What was the headline writer thinking? If anything.
Enfield (London) Couple Slain; Police Suspect Homicide
Homicide follows when someone is slain. Otherwise, you're stuck with natural causes or suicide.
Red Tape Holds Up New Bridges
Do they make red duct tape?
Astronaut Takes Blame for Gas in Spacecraft
Sorry... Those beans will get you every time.
Local High School Dropouts Cut in Half
I can imagine a magician pulling out his saw.
Hospitals Are Sued by 7 Foot Doctors
Apparently foot doctors are getting taller these days.
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