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09th May 2014

“Police Seek Man in Miniskirt Over Bank Arson”: Here Are the Best Headlines of the Week

Una Kavanagh

Headline writing is largely regarded as being a skill that can entice an audience to click into an article or create a conversation.

And that’s exactly what these have done! In this feature, we’re taking a look at some of the most unusual headlines that made their way online during the week.

Here are some of our favourites from the week that was:

1. Daily Mail

“A Florida couple has been arrested and charged with child neglect, neglect of the elderly and animal abuse after deputies found them living in squalor” writes the Daily Mail.


2. Palm Beach New Times

A Florida gay marriage case — known in the federal court system as James Domer Brenner et al., v. Rick Scott, which challenges Florida’s refusal to recognize gay marriages that are performed legally elsewhere (Brenner and his partner married in Canada) — is sure to be one of the landmark court decisions to grind through the Sunshine State. But at least one person is elbowing in to make his own point.”


3. Chron

“Police are seeking a man in a black miniskirt seen on security video breaking into aCentral Texas bank, splashing liquid on the carpet and setting the place on fire” writes Chron.


4. Reuters

“A South African performance artist who tied a live rooster to his penis during an impromptu open-air show near the Eiffel Tower was found guilty on Monday of “sexual exhibitionism”, but the Paris court did not impose a sentence, prosecutors said” writes Reuters.


5.  Reuters

“A man who appeared on a Turkish television dating show in search of a new partner shocked the audience by revealing he had murdered his former wife and a former lover.”