Are all for stories on a jury in Mineola, N.Y., rejecting a widow's claim in a civil suit that her husband's injuries suffered from ducking a piece of shrimp led to his death. (May the man rest in peace, but this is the kind of suit that gives torts a bad name.) Headline writers around the world had a great time with this:
The Wall Street Journal's headline first came to my attention: "Jury Rejects Claim Flying Shrimp Led to New York Man's Death."
L.A. Times: "Flying Shrimp Didn't Kill Man, Jury Decides."
New York Times: "Benihana Wins Flying Sizzling Shrimp Case."
And it goes downhill from there:
Newsday: "Flying Seafood a Prawn in Legal Game."
Daily Telegraph (Australia): "Flying Prawn Cleared of Killing."
And best of all, New York Daily News: "Jury Quickly Skewers Death-by-Shrimp Lawsuit."
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