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Congratulations to the winners of Fark's 2009 Headline of the Year contest
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At the end of every December we like to recap some of our favorite headlines from the year and let Fark vote on their favorites. In a year where most of the news wasn't positive, it was refreshing to see that Fark's legion of submitters stepped up and made us laugh when we arguably needed it most.
The following are the Top 20 headlines of 2009 as voted on by you. I've listed the quarterfinals threads after the winners if you'd like to check them out again. Here are the favorites as voted by Fark for last year:
The Top Twenty Headlines of 2009:
20: Small plane rapidly plunges into bottom end of Virgin Islands, to be renamed Technical Virgin Islands
19: That foot found at a NY recycling center? Turns out it belonged to a bear. You'd think police could recognize a bearclaw when they see one
18. India loses contact with an unmanned spacecraft conducting its first moon mission. Support techs ask Mission Control to confirm that the spacecraft is turned on and that it is currently plugged in
17: Bolivian animal rights activists succeed in banning circuses from using animals, but now have to figure out what to do with 22 useless lions, a problem Detroit has faced for years
16: Police in London solve 1 crime for every 1000 CCTV cameras. Or about 2 for every 1984
15: One killed, six injured in pie factory explosion. Blast heard up to 3.14159265 miles away
14: Man gets called into work so he can be fired, returns home to find his house on fire. Wishes he had been laid off
13: Plane crashes in Florida panhandle, no pilot found. Well there's your problem
12: Semi-nude Victoria's Secret fashion models reveal untold talents and you've already clicked the link, haven't you? Have I told you about my mother lately? No, she's doing fine, just making cheesecake and some muffins this morning
11: Fire rips through homeless camp, leaving dozens...well, no worse off, really
10: Carpenters face higher-than-average asbestos death rate, higher-than-average resurrection rate
9: Police find severed head, will later reveal whether it's "linked to body parts found in Hertfordshire." Submitter suspects the answer may be "Not any more"
8: Peephole in door of girl's dorm room reversed; police are looking into it
7: Man at Panda Express eats shoots and leaves
6: Suicide bomber strikes Iraqi funeral. At least two dead
5: 80-ton wave generator works briefly as advertised when it falls into the ocean
4: Baghdad's National Museum reopens six years after looting. Featured displays include mostly a bunch of really heavy stuff
3: Fire officials in SoCal wildfires: "GTFO." Residents: "STFU." Fire: "NOM NOM NOM." Residents: "OMG." Fire department: "DIAF"
2: Jesus prepares to receive Oral
1: Gas blowing out exit brings 69 to a complete halt
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