Tall stories and short tales

Headlines from leading news sites, revealing the humour and creativity of their sub-editors.

  • Loan shark?: Fish abducted in pram from Texas aquarium is returned.
  • Nefarious porpoise: frisky dolphin prompts Brittany bathing ban.
  • Peppa Pig: how the ham-fisted cartoon butchered its charm.
  • Greece lightening: Santorini to target overweight tourists with donkey weight limit.
  • Dazed and confused: Canadians hazy over new cannabis legislation.
  • French MPs force vegetarian food producers to mince their words:
    Makers of ‘vegetarian sausages’ and similar items will no longer be able to use meat-related terms after new ruling.
  • No picnic: Americans face encounters with black bears as population rebounds.
  • Cold case: world’s northernmost settlement sees first bank robbery.
  • Submarine trip to the Titanic booking soon — for those with deep pockets.
  • Vinegar is the latest health drink phenomenon – but does it strike a sour note?:
    It has been claimed that vinegar-based drinks can improve digestion, reduce cholesterol and aid weight loss.
  • Ice cream vans scoop world record:
    Ice creams vans in Crewe have gathered to set a new Guinness World Record for the longest parade of moving vans.


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Philip Lee

Writer and musician who tries to join up the dots.

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