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Best Headline Ever?

You know, I generally resent attempts at “click-baiting.” I think it’s cheap-n-trashy. But this headline raises every bar for my journalistic heart. I know almost nothing about cricket, but I absolutely had to read this whole article because … I mean … “set on fire.” It seems so calmly stated. “ACD Catches on Fire, News at 11.” I’m in love! ~ Chat

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle set on fire while batting at Lord’s

Quick excerpt of awesome:

Doctor on fire!

Over a century later, it is difficult to fathom how optimistic Grace and his men were about Conan Doyle and Hearne putting up a top partnership. However, to their credit, runs kept coming, and the lead grew.

Then it happened. Bradley sent down a quick one. The ball hit Conan Doyle on his thigh. And, to the surprise of all present at the ground, he was on fire!


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  • #828
    Le Chat Noir
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    You know, I generally resent attempts at “click-baiting.” I think it’s cheap-n-trashy. But this headline raises every bar for my journalistic heart. I
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    “Oh, you can't help that," said the cat. "We're all mad here.”

  • #829
    ScarletSherlock
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    I just spit out Dr Pepper, good job you! And Conan Doyle! hehe

    "My name is Sherlock Holmes. It is my business to know what other people don't know." BLUE

    • #832
      Le Chat Noir
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      Woo! The good old spit-take! I know – I saw this, and I was just beside myself with morbid glee. Spontaneous combustion? Sign me up!!

      “Oh, you can't help that," said the cat. "We're all mad here.”

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