Yeah, it happens all of the time. People read the headlines , not the context. Which is how the above headline and article from a June 2015 edition of mcclatchydc.com , which discussed how artificial islands are being built by the Chinese to hid their submarine fleet, became this viral sensation courtesy of a SE Asian newspaper:

china-may-be-using-sea-to-hide-submarines

That’s right , the old hide the submarine in the sea trick! Never assume you know the context from the headline.

Have a nice Hump Day!