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14th Mar 2014

“Walnut Headbutting Record Cracked in Pakistan”: Here Are the Best Headlines of the Week

The best headlines from the week that was.

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 new 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. The Guardian

The Guardian reports of a rather unusual story in the UK… “A busy dual carriageway had to be closed by police searching for the severed penis of a man who had been found severely injured.”


2. Slate

Slate reports of a man who plans to name an island after… Busta Rhymes


3. Sky

Story by Sky from Pakistan, “A new world record is set at the Punjab Youth Festival in Pakistan as a martial artist smashes walnuts with his head.”


4. Reuters

“A Mississippi man pronounced dead last month and put in a body bag only to come alive just before embalming, has now died, a coroner said on Thursday” Reuters reports.


5. Yahoo!

Your worst nightmare? Yahoo! reports “The student body president at one Washington state high school decided to use a song by the teen star as part of a fundraiser for children in Ghana. But here’s the catch: Students were subjected to Bieber’s “Baby” played on a loop until they gave enough money to make the music stop.”