Bold, catchy and to-the-point, the large text above a news story plays a vital role in conveying information to readers. But details can get lost in the hustle and bustle of a busy newsroom, making for strange, misleading headlines. Some journalistic faux pas are unintentional puns ("Iraqi head seeks arms") while others are blatantly suggestive ("Prostitutes Appeal to Pope").
Kathryn and Ross Petras have chronicled a few of the zaniest newspaper leads from around the world in their latest anthology, "The Stupidest Things Ever Said: Book of All-Time Stupidest Top 10 Lists" [$10.95, Workman]. For more hilarious quotes, visit their website!