Here’s one of my favourite titles for an academic paper: Webster, P. J. et al., 1998: Monsoons: Processes, predictability, and the prospects for prediction. J. Geophys. Res., 103, 14451–14510. Isn’t that awesome?! I think so. 🙂
I’ve also noticed that papers published in Nature or Science often have sensational, not-so-boring titles. I’ll keep my eyes open for more.