Writers and reporters are used to working with limits such as low word counts, confidentiality issues, and deadlines. It’s less about following the rules exactly and more about finding creative ways to work with them. You might come across a fascinating story, but you’ve got to find a way to say more by saying less — and fast. Part of that is finding a really good deadline, and by “good,” we don’t necessarily mean correct or clever. Interesting will do the trick.

Below you’ll find 30 stories with interesting headlines. We’re not sure how credible these stories are — we were too busy laughing to find out —but they sure got our attention!

#1. He was cursed from the beginning.

He was cursed from the beginning.

#2. FYI:

FYI:

#3. There are angry drunks and sleepy drunks, and then there are Jack Sparrow drunks.

There are angry drunks and sleepy drunks, and then there are Jack Sparrow drunks.

#4. Layout is important. Very important.

Layout is important. Very important.

#5. Make sure you always have a supply of Cheetos on hand.

#6. Warning: Crocodiles are still crocodiles even when you’re really, really drunk.

#7. Basketball is a lot more scandalous than you think…

Basketball is a lot more scandalous than you think...

#8. Check out that deer over there.

Check out that deer over there.

#9. All I can think of is an oversized whopper from Burger King…

All I can think of is an oversized whopper from Burger King...

#10. There are some things you should probably keep to yourself.

#11. “Gimme that… crab leg… now!!!!”

#12. “We were in the middle of a fencing match when someone stole our most prized possession, my Lord.”

#13. Here’s some shady multi-tasking in Oregon.

Here's some shady multi-tasking in Oregon.

#14. This one’s actually useful (for those 5 and under).

This one's actually useful (for those 5 and under).

#15. People these days… or Internet service these days?

People these days... or Internet service these days?

#16. When things get messy…

When things get messy...

#17. You know what they say: “Practice makes perfect.”

You know what they say: "Practice makes perfect."

#18. Thanks, Dwight.

Thanks, Dwight.

#19. Bigger isn’t always better…

Bigger isn't always better...

#20. When camouflage works better than you thought it would.

When camouflage works better than you thought it would.

#21. Is this what the world has come to?

Is this what the world has come to?

#22. Gotta give those Otters a time-out!

#23. Serves you right!

#24. What could it be? (Did anyone else think of Ray Bradbury’s ‘All Summer in a Day’?)

#25. A+ to Joseph for writing this one.

#26. Shame on you, Father Goose!

#27. Always too pretty to eat.

#28. BREAKING NEWS:

BREAKING NEWS:

#29. Ouch! Would hate to be him for so many reasons.

Ouch! Would hate to be him for so many reasons.