Bad news is bad. Obviously. But sometimes bad news can be unintentionally hilarious.

Take a look at these brilliant newspaper and magazine fails for example. Compiled by Bored Panda, the list serves as a helpful reminder of why something as simple as a layout could turn even the saddest stories into something you can't help but laugh about. After all, who puts a picture of a dog beside a headline relating to a violent sex offender? Or a picture of a man grilling meat beside a headline about dead cats? Either these publications have a twisted sense of humor, or they need to make their interviews harder when hiring for a layout editor...

#1

I Found This In My Country's Newspaper. Bad Ad Placement

I Found This In My Country's Newspaper. Bad Ad Placement

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Cody Eriksen 3 years ago

That almost looks intentional

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#2

Why You Should Never Put A Bald Guy On The Cover Of Your Paper

Why You Should Never Put A Bald Guy On The Cover Of Your Paper

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Amanda Panda 3 years ago

It's just the tip....

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#3

Pooh's On A Rampage

Pooh's On A Rampage

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Vicky Skelton 3 years ago

Knew they could not be trusted!

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#4

If You Edit A Magazine Called 'Where', You Really Ought To Be More Careful With Your Layout

If You Edit A Magazine Called 'Where', You Really Ought To Be More Careful With Your Layout

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Rèdiño - - 3 years ago

But the 'e' she is covering with her head seems more round that the last e.

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#5

Tombstoning Example

Tombstoning Example

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over opinionated 3 years ago

He lures you with his cuteness and then he'll get you

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#6

Tombstoning Example

Tombstoning Example

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over opinionated 3 years ago

Not what I'd do but to each their own...

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#7

Oops

Oops

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Hans 3 years ago

Classic!

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#8

Oh George, You Sly Dog

Oh George, You Sly Dog

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Hans 3 years ago

Another way to save it woukd have been preferrable

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#9

Unfortunate

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Aks Shah 3 years ago

It about the vacation not the guy screaming

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#10

Shameless Health Trick

Shameless Health Trick

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Amanda Panda 3 years ago

That's some pretty shitty placement

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#11

I Can Make You Thin

I Can Make You Thin

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SapphireDolphin10 3 years ago

Doesn't anyone review these things!?!

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#12

Cookin' Up Cats

Cookin' Up Cats

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•_• 3 years ago

35 kitten bodies?! :(

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#13

This Was In The News Paper Yesterday

This Was In The News Paper Yesterday

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#14

Layout Fail

Layout Fail

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Antonia 3 years ago

Omg.. This is just.. Omg

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#15

Poorly Placed Ad

Poorly Placed Ad

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Jolene Elizabeth Moss 3 years ago

Oh my, I'm sorry. I couldn't help but giggle a little at this one.

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#16

Farewell

Farewell

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.gas. 3 years ago

College or high school newspaper? This was very much done on purpose.

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#17

You Can Panic Now

You Can Panic Now

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.gas. 3 years ago

If you can't notice 25K pedos in your house, you're either clueless or have a really big house.

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#18

Chemical Weapons

Chemical Weapons

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over opinionated 3 years ago

I just want to know why there's red sheep...

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#19

Out With A Bang

Out With A Bang

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over opinionated 3 years ago

One just describes the other... It's still terrible...

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#20

Why Punctuation Matters

Why Punctuation Matters

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over opinionated 3 years ago

I wonder what wine would go well with leg of grandma

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#21

Everything About This Is Unfortunate

Everything About This Is Unfortunate

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maryhadalittlelamb 3 years ago

*facepalm*

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#22

Oops

Oops

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aishah bastian 3 years ago

I do not see it.....

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#23

Advertising Placement Fail

Advertising Placement Fail

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aishah bastian 3 years ago

Not Even..

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#24

This Newspaper

This Newspaper

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Luis Milian 3 years ago

could have read it as Crapefruit also...mind in the gutter

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#25

Bowling Ad Fail

Bowling Ad Fail

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Orsi Tamás 3 years ago

Pretty much on point,no fail there. Soooo intentional.

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#26

This Magazine For Parents Fail

This Magazine For Parents Fail

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over opinionated 3 years ago

That's how everything starts I guess

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#27

Coincidence? I Think Not

Coincidence? I Think Not

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Pi... 3 years ago

Look at it! It's definitely done on purpose.

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#28

Father’s Day Gifts

Father’s Day Gifts

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Brianna Bastian 3 years ago

that was just heartless

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#29

My Local Newspaper

My Local Newspaper

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aishah bastian 3 years ago

What even...

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#30

Unfortunate Headline Placement

Unfortunate Headline Placement

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.gas. 3 years ago

The weird part is that the picture of the actual rapist does look a lot like the horse owner. :-o

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#31

Unfortunate Placement Of Headlines

Unfortunate Placement Of Headlines

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aishah bastian 3 years ago

Pancakes are healthy aren't they?

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#32

The Power Of Three

The Power Of Three

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Griselle Lugo 3 years ago

This is hilarious!!

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#33

Queen Is Britain's Worst Purse Snatcher

Queen Is Britain's Worst Purse Snatcher

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aishah bastian 3 years ago

The queen?

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#34

Man Jumps Of Ferry

Man Jumps Of Ferry

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over opinionated 3 years ago

Kids like byeeee!!!!

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#35

Comedy Festival

Comedy Festival

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#36

Newspaper Fail

Newspaper Fail

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.gas. 3 years ago

Finally!

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#37

Got Stumps?

Got Stumps?

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Jayne Junemann 3 years ago

wow i don't know what it says about me that this is the first one to make me laugh out loud.

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#38

This Is Either A Strange Article/photo Combination Or There's A 'K' Missing

This Is Either A Strange Article/photo Combination Or There's A 'K' Missing

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Charmaine Turner 3 years ago

Definitely monkey worries would force them back...

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#39

My Friend Is Cycling Round The World, This Is The Story The Local Paper Ran On Him Today

My Friend Is Cycling Round The World, This Is The Story The Local Paper Ran On Him Today

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Kaiserin Sissi 3 years ago

Well that's awkward....

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#40

My Hometown Newspaper Had An Amusing Juxtaposition

My Hometown Newspaper Had An Amusing Juxtaposition

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Celia McDaniel 3 years ago

I knew it!

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#41

Ad Placement Fail In The Irish Times

Ad Placement Fail In The Irish Times

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Tillie Martinussen 3 years ago

Oh no... Made me actually gasp. No no no ..

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#42

Taking Things Too Literally

Taking Things Too Literally

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Jeanne Deaux 3 years ago

It wouldn't be that surprising if it actually happened...

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#43

Where Magazine

Where Magazine

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Pi... 3 years ago

This magazine just doesn't seem to get it! They goofed up one in the previous posts too.

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#44

Ad Placement Fail

Ad Placement Fail

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Linda White 3 years ago

Pages that should never run side by side...

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#45

The Telegraph Kisses Bin Laden Goodbye

The Telegraph Kisses Bin Laden Goodbye

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Kika Virtanen 3 years ago

Sealed with a kiss?

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#46

When Page Layouts Go Bad

When Page Layouts Go Bad

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Charmaine Turner 3 years ago

Wrong

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#47

Rapist In Pilot's Training

Rapist In Pilot's Training

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#48

Unfortunate Placement Of Headlines

Unfortunate Placement Of Headlines

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Iapetos 3 years ago

Upsetting...

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#49

Local Newspaper

Local Newspaper

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Vicky Skelton 3 years ago

Should be easy to arrest, out in the public and appearance announced!

#50

Unfortunate Photo Placement

Unfortunate Photo Placement

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.gas. 3 years ago

The police were going to arrest him until they realized he's having "a whale of a time."

#51

Cold Blooded Murder Trio

Cold Blooded Murder Trio

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over opinionated 3 years ago

how can they deny murder there clearly guilty look at those sinister faces

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#52

I'm Sure This Looked Great In InDesign. Dear Me

I'm Sure This Looked Great In InDesign. Dear Me

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Pi... 3 years ago

Even HE's semi face-palming

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#53

Great Layout

Great Layout

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aishah bastian 3 years ago

I don't see it

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#54

Magazine Title In Scotland

Magazine Title In Scotland

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.gas. 3 years ago

Good. I was getting so tired of the old shite.

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#55

Never Would Have Labelled William And Kate As Extremists Myself

Never Would Have Labelled William And Kate As Extremists Myself

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Luna Clara 3 years ago

Seems to me, that mostly the Britain's mess up something in the layout of their newspapers/headlines... maybe it's a strange kind of British humor and they do all that stuff on purpose. We'll never know.

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#56

German Tombstoning: "Refugee Crisis Becomes Matter For The Boss"

German Tombstoning: "Refugee Crisis Becomes Matter For The Boss"

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aishah bastian 3 years ago

Hitler is that you??

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#57

An Unfortunate Association

An Unfortunate Association

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Peter Kealey 3 years ago

Mine is this big kids.

#58

Found This Newspaper Fail Today

Found This Newspaper Fail Today

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Peter Kealey 3 years ago

And she scrubbed up pretty well!

#59

Front Page News

Front Page News

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