Every now and then, my inbox receives one of those ubiquitous emails that do the rounds time and again, but do give us a good laugh – and that includes the sub editors who sometimes, unthinkingly, manage to come up with these gems. I really admire people who spend time looking for bloopers, and spend more time compiling them. This one landed today and I thought, for the sake of lifting Monday’s spirits, that I’d post them here. Just in case they didn’t land in your inbox.
Man Kills Self Before Shooting Wife and Daughter.
It took two or three readings before the editor realised that what he was reading was impossible!
Something Went Wrong in Jet Crash, Expert Says.
No crap, really? You think?
Police Begin Campaign to Run Down Jaywalkers
Now that’s taking things a bit far!
Panda Mating Fails; Veterinarian Takes Over
What a guy!
Miners Refuse to Work after Death
The good-for-nothing’ lazy so-and-so’s!
Juvenile Court to Try Shooting Defendant
See if that works any better than a fair trial!
War Dims Hope for Peace
I can see where it might have that effect!
If Strike Isn’t Settled Quickly, It May Last Awhile.
Cold Wave Linked to Temperatures
Who would have thought!
Enfield (London) Couple Slain; Police Suspect Homicide
They may be on to something!
Red Tape Holds Up New Bridges
You mean there’s something stronger than duct tape?
Man Struck By Lightning Faces Battery Charge
He probably IS the battery charge!
New Study of Obesity Looks for Larger Test Group
Weren’t they fat enough?
Astronaut Takes Blame for Gas in Spacecraft
That’s what he gets for eating those beans!
Kids Make Nutritious Snacks
Do they taste like chicken?
Local High School Dropouts Cut in Half
Chainsaw Massacre all over again!
Hospitals are sued by 7 Foot Doctors
Boy, are they tall!
And the winner is….Typhoon Rips Through Cemetery; Hundreds Dead
Did I read that right?
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