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2012-12-31 11:49:20 AM  
 Last Friday, Fark ran its Headline of the Year contest for the main page. With that page finished, today is the final day of our Headline of the Year contests, and this one is for the Geek tab. These are the top 20 geek headlines as voted, with five from each quarter. Now you get to choose the one you like best.
 
2012-12-31 11:49:37 AM  
Astronomers discover oldest known galaxy just off the Belt of Onion

http://www.fark.com/comments/7159552
 
2012-12-31 11:49:58 AM  
Bacteria could cause obsessive-compulsive disorder, so make sure you wash your hands frequently

http://www.fark.com/comments/7020120
 
2012-12-31 11:50:18 AM  
Colville Indians capture third gray wolf, hope to celebrate achievement with T-shirt

http://www.fark.com/comments/7314212
 
2012-12-31 11:52:14 AM  
Dolphins are highly cultured. [Cetacean needed]

http://www.fark.com/comments/7244224
 
2012-12-31 11:52:33 AM  
Farmer unearths ancient bronze drum that was beaten by Dongs. Impressive. Ouch, but impressive

http://www.fark.com/comments/6865088
 
2012-12-31 11:52:56 AM  
Hubble spots galaxy that shouldn't exist. Apple asks judge to take it off the market

http://www.fark.com/comments/7317725
 
2012-12-31 11:53:33 AM  
Manufacturer creates television controlled by gaze, just like musical theatre

http://www.fark.com/comments/7302258
 
2012-12-31 11:54:20 AM  
NASA to launch sun probe in 2018. To keep it from burning when it enters solar orbit, engineers schedule mission at night

http://www.fark.com/comments/6989384
 
2012-12-31 11:54:46 AM  
New cannabis plant, without the high, developed for people who want to use medical marijuana and not get stoned. Next up: Viagra that makes you just want to be friends

http://www.fark.com/comments/7140141
 
2012-12-31 11:55:07 AM  
New subatomic particle discovered at CERN made up of a combination of quarks that only exist for a fraction of a second before divorcing. Particle tentatively named "The Kardash-ion"

http://www.fark.com/comments/7075618
 
2012-12-31 11:55:41 AM  
Porcupines becoming a rare sight in California, despite the overall number of pricks in the state steadily increasing

http://www.fark.com/comments/6975503
 
2012-12-31 11:56:01 AM  
Recent study finds six out of ten of us wake up grumpy every morning. The other four of us let her sleep in

http://www.fark.com/comments/7175734
 
2012-12-31 11:56:20 AM  
Researchers say scratching feels better on certain parts of your body. Sounds like junk science to me

http://www.fark.com/comments/6917300
 
2012-12-31 11:56:40 AM  
Robot will help stroke patients. I just hope the nurse tells it to be gentle

http://www.fark.com/comments/7020929
 
2012-12-31 11:57:00 AM  
Scientists close in on birth control pill for men. Claim it will cost only $5 per month

http://www.fark.com/comments/7275152
 
2012-12-31 11:57:21 AM  
Sociologist considers premature ejaculation successful human evolutionary trait. Here comOOPS, sorry

http://www.fark.com/comments/7362366
 
2012-12-31 11:57:43 AM  
Spider-worm, Spider-worm, modified by a science firm. Spins a web, super-strong. Can be farmed, all year long. Watch out, here comes the Spider-worm

http://www.fark.com/comments/6858748
 
2012-12-31 11:58:02 AM  
Stephen Hawking reaches 70. Must have been a really steep hill

http://www.fark.com/comments/6866812
 
2012-12-31 11:58:26 AM  
Today may or may not be Werner Heisenberg's birthday

http://www.fark.com/comments/6788501
 
2012-12-31 11:58:43 AM  
Why men like boobs. Hey pal, the science is up HERE

http://www.fark.com/comments/7347042
 
2012-12-31 12:04:08 PM  
A few extra headlines that I liked that didn't quite make the cut but deserve some love:

NASA releases video of the dark side of the moon, which surprisingly syncs perfectly with the soundtrack to "The Wizard of Oz"
http://www.fark.com/comments/6917786

Publisher of iPad textbooks claims students show a 20 percent performance increase, specifically in studies of applied parabolic avian trajectories coupled with porcine devastation
http://www.fark.com/comments/6893796

Scientists at UT Austin have perfected a working "cloaking device" in their lab. Critics say this is yet another example of Obama's lawlessness as this is a blatant violation of the Treaty of Algeron
http://www.fark.com/comments/6903624

Astronomers identify first 'middleweight' black hole by detecting the Sugar Rays it emits
http://www.fark.com/comments/6944977

People lie more in electronic communications than face-to-face, according to the article written by an astronaut-police-tiger I trained
http://www.fark.com/comments/6881046

"Emperor Spiderman Gandalf Wolverine Skywalker Optimus Prime Goku Sonic Xavier Ryu Cloud Superman Heman Batman Thrash?" "Yes?" "Table for one?" "Yes"
http://www.fark.com/comments/6841659

Russia wants to build a manned base on the moon. Finally they'll be able to claim some of their women weigh under 200 pounds
http://www.fark.com/comments/6893338

Why do men stare at women? Here's the entire story in two parts
http://www.fark.com/comments/7238820

Louis Theroux wonders if the porn industry can continue to discharge product in the face of ever growing internet competition
http://www.fark.com/comments/7151638

Video games turn 40, still living in parents' basement
http://www.fark.com/comments/7298653

Stressed men drawn to heavy women, and not just by gravitational fields
http://www.fark.com/comments/7258792

Work on Curiosity comes to a halt when Windows Update, Flash Update, Java Update, Firefox Update, and Rover SP 4 updates popped up on the rover's screen
http://www.fark.com/comments/7262710

Space Shuttle Endeavor begins its final trip to the California Science Center. 12 mile trip will take two days, which is just about right when taking the 405
http://www.fark.com/comments/7373499

Curiosity celebrates its first birthday on Mars, complains it wanted a cowboy theme and not a space one
http://www.fark.com/comments/7457219

Scientists have succeeded in completing a 143 kilometer teleportation. Unfortunately, the data turned inside out. And exploded
http://www.fark.com/comments/7312150

Scientists find spot where Julius Caesar was stabbed. Well, one of twenty-three, anyway
http://www.fark.com/comments/7377990

Amber alert: 100-million-year-old wasp last seen in company of predatory spider
http://www.fark.com/comments/7371199

Slime molds will find the most efficient networking paths when planted on a map of the US, closely mimicking actual highway routes and proving that civil engineers think like single-celled organisms
http://www.fark.com/comments/6996822
 
2012-12-31 12:16:25 PM  

Headline of the Year candidate: Stephen Hawking reaches 70. Must have been a really steep hill


PERFECT.
 
2012-12-31 12:17:25 PM  
That got my vote. Nice and simple.
 
2012-12-31 12:18:11 PM  

Headline of the Year candidate: Recent study finds six out of ten of us wake up grumpy every morning. The other four of us let her sleep in

http://www.fark.com/comments/7175734


Glorious
 
2012-12-31 12:29:38 PM  

Headline of the Year candidate: Stephen Hawking reaches 70. Must have been a really steep hill

http://www.fark.com/comments/6866812


There we go.
 
2012-12-31 01:25:07 PM  
Truly, so much 'win' in this contest.
 
2012-12-31 01:44:06 PM  
These are all superior to the main page headline that was winning last time I checked. That Alzheimer's joke was *terrible*. At least there's some wit here, thank goodness!

Heisenberg jokes always get my vote. Or not.
 
2012-12-31 02:02:04 PM  
Much better choices than than those available in the Main page contest. I guess I truly am a geek when it comes to humor.

The Hawking one is simply glorious, but there are many other strong contenders.
 
2012-12-31 02:23:46 PM  

Headline of the Year candidate: Stephen Hawking reaches 70. Must have been a really steep hill

http://www.fark.com/comments/6866812


Hands down the winner
 
2012-12-31 04:05:39 PM  

Headline of the Year candidate: Stephen Hawking reaches 70. Must have been a really steep hill

http://www.fark.com/comments/6866812


No contest. I'm laughing so hard I'm crying. Beautiful
 
2012-12-31 08:33:16 PM  
I had high hopes for my Kardash-ion headline, but there's no beating Stephen Hawking on a downhill straightaway.
 
2012-12-31 08:34:57 PM  

Stile4aly: I had high hopes for my Kardash-ion headline, but there's no beating Stephen Hawking on a downhill straightaway.


Well, I love it.
 
2012-12-31 09:54:55 PM  
Let it be known far and wide that Unfreakable is the dogs bollocks.

/Thanks for the free month!
//And thank you even more for running all of these awesome contests.
 
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