Actual Newspaper Story or Onion Headline?

Ever read a small-town newspaper and just scratch your head in disbelief at the funny headlines? Here at mental_floss, we do all the time, and we can't help but notice how similar many are to headlines in The Onion. Think you can spot real news from fake?

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County To Pay $250,000 To Advertise Lack Of Funds

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Rubber Band Needed

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Area White Complains About Quality Of Shower Massage Heads

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Nancy Pelosi Wants Congress To Want To Pass Bill

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DOE To Do NEPA’s EIS On BNFL’s AMWTP At INEEL After SRA Protest

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Federal Agents Raid Gun Shop, Find Weapons

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She's Still a Mystery - Redhead remains unidentified after 59 years

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Coca-Cola Introduces New 30-Liter Size

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Investigators Determine Air France Disaster Caused By Plane Crash

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Rangers Get Whiff Of Colon

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Thousands Of Abandoned, Foreclosed Homes Threatened By Florida Hurricane

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Was Ted Williams' Frozen Head Abused?

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