The papers say the funniest things

Read all about it! These 12 quotes and images are fresh from the pages of the locals and the nationals we all know and love. 

Wanted: non-descript van

"Irish police are being handicapped in a search for a stolen van, because they cannot issue a description. It’s a special branch vehicle, and they don’t want the public to know what it looks like."

—The Guardian

 

An inflated hero

"A young girl who was blown out to sea on a set of inflatable teeth was rescued by a man on an inflatable lobster. A coastguard spokesman commented, 'this sort of thing is all too common.'" 

—The Times

 

Hats off to this lady

—Harrogate Advertiser

 

Oh rats!

"Man gets shock of his life when he buys two toy poodles for $150 only to be told by vet that they are actually GIANT RODENTS pumped up with sterodis to look like dogs"

—Daily Mail

 

Unnwanted garden pest

"Mrs Irene Graham of Thorpe Avenue, Boscombe, delighted the audience with her reminiscence of the German prisoner of war who was sent each week to do her garden. He was repatriated at the end of 1945, she recalled. 'He’d always seemed a nice friendly chap, but when the crocuses came up in the middle of our lawn in February 1946, they spelt out Heil Hitler.'" 

—Bournemouth Evening Standard

 

Snickers in a twist

Ridiculous headline from the Telegraph

— Daily Telegraph

 

Super-hero-ing's a piece of cake

"Oak Forest police are looking for a man who claimed to be a superhero and stole a piece of cake during a children’s party last Sunday night."

—Daily Star

 

Love me tooth

Really bad newspaper headline -John Lennone

—Manchester Evening News

 

Suck it up

"A German shop assistant in a late-night convenience store chased away two armed robbers demanding money with the hose of a vacuum cleaner she was using to clean her shop in Berlin's Neukoelln district, police said on Wednesday."

—Oddly Enough Reuters

 

Bloody good dancing

"A man caught dancing to music on top of a police car said it was not an outbreak of disco fever but a warning to the Sherriff of Nottingham about vampires."

—The Daily Telegraph

 

Watergate

—South London Press

 

Plain farcical 

"We apologize for the error in the last edition, in which we stated that 'Mr Fred Nicolme is a Defective in the Police Force'. This was a typographical error. We meant of course that Mr Nicolme is a Detective in the Police Farce."

—The Derby Abbey Community News