Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Great Headlines from Around the Web

I decided to collect some great headlines from around the world along with each article's introductory post. Going back to my absurd headlines from CNN post I tried to pull out the most interesting headlines in the last few days. Some are not as bad as others but the opening paragraphs definitely add to the unique nature of each article. Check it out:

Chinese children sold "like cabbages" into slavery - Thousands of children in southwest China have been sold into slavery like "cabbages", to work as labourers in more prosperous areas such as the booming southern province of Guangdong, a newspaper said on Tuesday

Penis theft panic hits city - Police in Congo have arrested 13 suspected sorcerers accused of using black magic to steal or shrink men's penises after a wave of panic and attempted lynchings triggered by the alleged witchcraft.

It's a girl for scientists examining colossal squid (Extra) - Scientists examining the most perfect example of the largest squid ever caught make a disappointing discovery Wednesday: Their specimen is female.

Biggest-ever squid still just a kid - Scientists in New Zealand who today began examining the largest squid ever found say the 495kg whopper was not fully grown when it was hauled from Antarctic waters.

Albert Hofmann, father of drug LSD, dies in Switzerland - Albert Hofmann, the father of the mind-altering drug LSD whose medical discovery inspired — and arguably corrupted — millions in the 1960s hippie generation, has died. He was 102.

Worst of all worlds for Miley Cyrus - Another "wholesome" teen icon gone bad? Or was U.S. television star Miley Cyrus' blunder in allowing herself to be photographed wrapped only in a bed sheet simply a mistake that will be forgiven by her young fans?

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