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2020-01-07 2:29:04 AM  
Welcome to the Category Runners up for Headline of the Year!

The Category runners up are from each tab for each category.  We loved the variety of so many different kinds of headlines represented in the final round so we categorized the rest of the headlines by top wordplay/puns, smart/clever, sideways take, and Fark-specific, and did our best to award the Category award to the top voted that best fit each category!  Last year "visual" was a category, this year we had just a few visual headlines but many musical headlines so we changed it to musical/verse.  We were able to award a visual headline in Politics so we kept it for the Politics tab!  We did not have as many context headlines this year so only a few tabs have a context award.  Politics did a great job this year with context headlines so we want to give an extra shout-out for the context headlines there.  We also love the context headlines that we do have in the other tabs, and hope we can get more of them next year!

This method has advantages over previous years because it made it easier to choose when a headline fit in multiple categories, and we were also able to award category awards for all tabs, not just Main.  We are also able to award context and more subtle humor this way. This method has disadvantages in that not every higher voted headline - quite a few wordplay / puns usually cluster toward the top - get an award. Please talk to us in Farkback if you have suggestions on how to improve Headline of the Year!  

For our winners, please contact Farkback to claim your prize!  Category winners choose 3 months TotalFark or 6 months BareFark for 2020!  

As always, thanks to all our TotalFark voters for the preliminaries voting, thanks to everyone for voting in the final round, and a huge Thank You to all our submitters for another year of fantastic headlines!

Congratulations to our Category winners / Headlines of the Year runners-up!
2020-01-07 1:52:36 PM  


Extinct Taiwanese leopard spotted, as they all are

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Hybrid bone cancer implant first installed in a cat. The surgeons are said to be recovering nicely from their wounds

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Sideways takephlegmmo

Man installs bee brick in his house. It has holes to provide homes for solitary bees. These bees do not have a queen or honey to protect, so they're not aggressive. In other words, they're bee holes, but not for a-holes

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By Grabthar's hammer... what a savings

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2020-01-07 4:40:17 PM  
I would like to thank all my supporters, who helped me win by one vote.
Well, it's a real win to me!
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