From an article on NPR:
"Scanners that used X-rays spread to more airports after Christmas Day of 2009, when Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab's failed attempt to blow up a Northwest Airlines flight with explosives in his underwear."
Besides the very high humour quotient, can you spot the grammatical problem here? Say, the lack of a verb in the last part of the sentence? Which could lead to even more humour, as we suggest possible verbs and verb placements. (Even THAT is funny! Verb placements in his underwear? The material in this one sentence is outstanding!)
I leave that up to your imagination.
The easy fix for this verbless wonder? "Scanners that used X-rays spread to more airports after Umar Farouk Abdulmutallah's failed attempt to blow up a Northwest Airlines flight with explosives in his underwear, on Christmas Day 2009."
Or a live human proof-reading. Just a thought.
I'm easily amused. I try to be positive about things, yet I am also driven to distraction by irrationality. Especially if the purpose is valid, but could be achieved with less drama. You'll see all of this in my writing!