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Ridiculous social media headlines: yeh kya bakwaas hai?
Apekshita Varshney, Hindustan Times
May 17, 2014
First Published: 11:35 IST(17/5/2014)
Last Updated: 18:46 IST(17/5/2014)

Web Headlines That Need To Die

We're tired of these often misleading, mostly ridiculous headlines that clog our Twitter and Facebook timelines. Here are the worst offenders. And remember, as tempted as you are to click on them, don't!  

IF IT READS: No Sexual Desire? No Problem!
IT USUALLY MEANS:  You've clicked on an ad intended for uncles who have no insurance and need fake Viagra
3578 people viewing

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IF IT READS: Here's The Dirty Secret Behind How Your Favourite Brand Gets It Right/Cheap/On Time
IT USUALLY MEANS:  The site has paraphrased someone else's research
2567 people viewing

IF IT READS: The 1st Story Made Me Smile, The 2nd Made Me Happy, But The 3rd I Can't Stop Thinking About
IT USUALLY MEANS:  You are loser enough to read these borderline-lame articles
1987 people viewing

IF IT READS: 19 Signs You Are Too Nice To Catch A Match Online
IT USUALLY MEANS:  You're going to stay single if you don't go out into the real world and find real love
1695 people viewing

IF IT READS: One Trick To Flat Abs That Doctors Don't Want You To Know
IT USUALLY MEANS:  It involves using your credit card to pay for advice about crunches and breathing
6895 people viewing

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IF IT READS: Could You Be Straight? Here's 11 Science Facts About It To Help You Check.
IT USUALLY MEANS:  You'll be more confused than before
1497 people viewing

IF IT READS: This Stunning Video Of A Solar Flare Shows Just How Incredibly Hot It Actually Is
IT USUALLY MEANS:  You'll be looking at a photo of a big orange ball in your air-conditioned home/office/car
1967 people viewing

IF IT READS: Your IQ Level Will Skyrocket Once You Read This
IT USUALLY MEANS:  It won't, dummy! IQ is something you're born with. You can only improve knowledge, not intelligence
1505 people viewing

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