21 eye-grabbing headlines (for better or worse)

Some of these headlines are extraordinarily clever. Others perhaps send the wrong message. Either way, they demand one’s attention.

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I don’t like to admit this, but I’m terrible at writing headlines. It’s the pressure. A headline not only has to summarize the article, it also has to grab the reader’s attention and lure him or her into the story.

While recently reviewing articles on how to write better headlines, I stumbled upon several lists of funny, outlandish and ridiculous headlines. I found them particularly inspirational. Here are a few of my favorites:

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