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Ten Things That Headlines Say Are as Addictive as Cocaine and Heroin


This has become a favorite simile for editors everywhere.

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In light of the the Daily Telegraph’s much-criticized headline this week, “Cannabis as Addictive as Heroin, Major New Study Finds,” Buzzfeed has compiled a revealing list of all the other things editors have compared to heroin and cocaine in recent headlines—including cupcakes, video games and power. Also, Oreos. Here are 10 highlights:

1. Carbs

2. Fast Food

3. Cupcakes

4. Power

5. Exercise

6. Smartphones

7. Love

8. Sunshine

9.  World of Warcraft

10. Oreos