Headline of the Week: bagels

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POSTED: February 28, 2017

In today’s Guardian I noticed a story with the headline Fight on UK train after people kept placing bagels on travellers’ heads which seemed, in this age of post-fact journalism, well worth reading.

In part, the article said

Police were called to break up a fight on a train as rowdy passengers repeatedly placed bagels on other travellers’ heads.

Officers arrived at Potters Bar station in Hertfordshire just after 1am on Sunday after being alerted to passengers fighting and intimidating others. The 12.54am Great Northern service from King’s Cross to Huntingdon was held for 18 minutes while the officers took statements.

A video on Twitter, which has been liked more than 15,000 times, showed bagels on top of two passengers’ heads, with female passengers placing partial and whole bagels on the head of the man sat in front of them…

Amid the ensuing cacophony a group can be heard singing: “He’s got bagel on his head.”

The original article also contains reactions from British Transport Police, the number of a helpline, and a link to the video; presumably for visual learners.