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(Fark) HOTY Fark's 2012 Headline of the Year contest, Round 3: June through August   (fark.com) divider line 31
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2012-12-17 10:36:32 AM
Hello and welcome to the third quarterfinals thread for Fark's Headline of the Year contest for 2012. We've collected the best headlines from each month and let the Totalfarkers vote on their favorites. These are the 10 top-voted headlines from June through August of this year as voted. Now it's up to you: vote on your favorites, and the top five from this contest will make it to the final round later. There will also be a contest for each of the biggest subtabs later: sports, showbiz, geek, politics and business. The week after that we will have the voting threads for pun/wordplay headlines and the context headline of the year.
 
There are also some that you might not see here because either: 1) they've been moved to a separate contest, such as a context headline or one that's on a subtab, or 2) they didn't make it out of the voting threads in Totalfark. I'll link the redlit TF voting threads later on in this thread.
 
Please don't enable voting; the finalists for this period are set. Nothing wrong with sharing a favorite headline from this period, as long as you don't enable voting for it.xx So enjoy these and vote for the ones you like.
 
2012-12-17 10:37:42 AM
14-year-old Snigdha Nandipati wins Scripps National Spelling Bee by correctly spelling Snigdha Nandipati

http://www.fark.com/comments/7138379
 
2012-12-17 10:37:59 AM
A long-term study shows that bears will not attack a menstruating woman, but that a menstruating woman will attack damn near anything

http://www.fark.com/comments/7300427
 
2012-12-17 10:38:16 AM
Al Qaeda is down to one senior leader; once al-Zawahiri is killed, they'll have to bring someone up from AAAl Qaeda

http://www.fark.com/comments/7147465
 
2012-12-17 10:38:44 AM
Alcoholic sandwiches are now available. A TOAST

http://www.fark.com/comments/7268753
 
2012-12-17 10:39:03 AM
Anderson Cooper comes out in favor of individual man date

http://www.fark.com/comments/7192351
 
2012-12-17 10:39:27 AM
B - A - N - N - E - R - P - L - A - N - E - C - R - A - S - H - E - S - i - N - M - Y - R - T - L - E - B - E - A - C - H

http://www.fark.com/comments/7220864
 
2012-12-17 10:40:38 AM
Bear eats corpse of convicted killer. I bet that was a *puts on sunglasses* Kodiak moment

http://www.fark.com/comments/7140017
 
2012-12-17 10:41:01 AM
Beetles killing California's avocado trees; symptoms include white secretions from bark. I knew this day wood cum

http://www.fark.com/comments/7258196
 
2012-12-17 10:42:28 AM
Boy to undergo genital reconstruction surgery after rifle accident left him half-cocked

http://www.fark.com/comments/7235849
 
2012-12-17 10:42:54 AM
Burglar tangled up in window treatments discovers that sometimes justice is blinds

http://www.fark.com/comments/7207305
 
2012-12-17 10:43:16 AM
Conga protest leaves two dead, future in limbo

http://www.fark.com/comments/7195425
 
2012-12-17 10:43:41 AM
Enterprise damaged enroute to Intrepid. This is not a repeat from 2947.3

http://www.fark.com/comments/7145885
 
2012-12-17 10:44:06 AM
Fireworks explode while man attempts to light homemade cannon. "It's no big deal" he said offhandedly

http://www.fark.com/comments/7197261
 
2012-12-17 10:44:29 AM
First opera about the war in Iraq now being performed. Critics say it costs too much, lasts too long and at the end there is no way to get out of the theater

http://www.fark.com/comments/7248602
 
2012-12-17 10:45:39 AM
"Hello everyone thank you for coming, I realize it's been a bit a rough year here at Al-Qaeda, which is why we're thrilled to announce our new #2 man Abu Yaha al...oh sonovabiatch not again"

http://www.fark.com/comments/7145576
 
2012-12-17 10:46:06 AM
IKEA criticized for clear-cutting Russian old-growth forests. I didn't even know Russia had particleboard trees

http://www.fark.com/comments/7194499
 
2012-12-17 10:46:30 AM
Man enters zoo enclosure to feed the tigers, succeeds

http://www.fark.com/comments/7208205
 
2012-12-17 10:46:52 AM
Massachusetts' largest white oak killed. Police are rounding up all the black oaks in the area

http://www.fark.com/comments/7257124
 
2012-12-17 10:47:15 AM
Mexico has a major drug problem. Also a general drug problem, and a lieutenant colonel drug problem

http://www.fark.com/comments/7245893
 
2012-12-17 10:47:35 AM
"Missing woman with Alzheimer's found safe." Cool -- I wonder what was inside it

http://www.fark.com/comments/7227211
 
2012-12-17 10:47:55 AM
Model sues Volvo, Hertz, and Ford because car ad inviting readers to "spend a night with a Swedish model of your choice" makes her look like a cheap Escort

http://www.fark.com/comments/7270886
 
2012-12-17 10:48:22 AM
Mother-of-two disfigured by seven tumors on her face says, "Tumor would benign"

http://www.fark.com/comments/7157492
 
2012-12-17 10:52:48 AM
Pair of human legs found near Butte; apparently still attached to Feete

http://www.fark.com/comments/7185208
 
2012-12-17 10:53:09 AM
Passenger jet crashes into apartment building in Nigerian capitol. Over 150 princes, bank officials, widows, and generous cancer-stricken millionaires feared dead

http://www.fark.com/comments/7141461
 
2012-12-17 10:53:33 AM
Retiree beats wife to death with Easter Island statue. "I faced it all and I stood tall and did it Moai way"

http://www.fark.com/comments/7204979
 
2012-12-17 10:53:55 AM
Sydney brothel gets go-ahead from town planning council for multi-million dollar expansion into a "mega-brothel", upsetting local residents and activists who didn't want another Big-Box Store in their neighborhood

http://www.fark.com/comments/7172350
 
2012-12-17 10:56:49 AM
Taliban leader Mullah Dadullah killed; Mullah Bobullah, Mullah Bananafana Fofullah, and Mullah Meemimomullah go into hiding. Dadullah

http://www.fark.com/comments/7289184
 
2012-12-17 10:58:59 AM
Toddler drinks brake fluid for the second time this year. Claims not to be an addict; says he can stop any time

http://www.fark.com/comments/7189322
 
2012-12-17 10:59:21 AM
Typhoon Haikui Strikes - East Coast of China Hit - Evacuate Now

http://www.fark.com/comments/7257049
 
2012-12-17 10:59:45 AM
"What the gun control movement can learn from gay rights." Besides how to avoid being shot in the face

http://www.fark.com/comments/7271790
 
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