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How can I write an attention-grabbing first line?

So, the beginning of any story needs to capture the attention of the reader, so he continues and wants to find out what's happening. A Confederacy of Dunces starts "A green hunting cap squeezed the ...
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Why is “It was a dark and stormy night..” not a good opening?

Also, why has it spawned an award for bad writing?