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Friday, October 7, 2011

Steve Jobs: Was He the Fifth Beatle?

Posted By on Fri, Oct 7, 2011 at 2:45 PM

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When such Earth-shattering stories as the death of Steve Jobs break, media outlets compete for readers amid a flurry of news reports on the same topic. Perhaps that's one reason you start to see hyperbolic headlines deeming him Jesus-like.

In the case of Jobs' death, we're not saying Jobs, the high-tech tycoon, didn't change the world, we're just confirming that he didn't invent it, as one Slate headline suggested.

But because we are part of the fourth estate, it felt only natural to come up with a string of hyperbolic headlines of our own, starting with this one:

Private papers suggest Jobs had a hand in developing sunlight.

Here are a few more:

Found in Steve Jobs' files: evidence he fathered human race in a primitive laboratory near Stonehenge.

Obama booed at rally over confusion between "jobs" and "Jobs."

In his will, Jobs reveals he was fifth Beatle.

Read the full list of outlandish headlines here.

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Erin Sherbert

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Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.

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