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Now this guy I can sympathise with.

Man hid in wardrobe to avoid work
A German man who did not turn up to work because he fancied a day off was found hiding in his wardrobe.
Bosses at the painting and decorating firm in Koblenz, Germany, where the man works, called police when he failed to show up or answer his telephone.
After forcing their way into his house, police discovered the man, who has not been named, sitting in his wardrobe.
A spokesman for the police in the west German city said: “He told us he just couldn't face going into work and wanted some peace and quiet. But we are still not sure why he hid in his cupboard.”

Only in Texas…

Texas firm invents orgasm machine for women
A Texas company claims to have invented an electrical stimulation device that takes women to a pre-orgasmic state. About the size of a Walkman, the Slightest Touch works via a pair of electrical pads attached to the ankles.
It was invented by accident when one of the four co-inventors, who are being kept anonymous, was trying to develop an electrical foot massager. Using his girlfriend as a test subject, the prototype didn't do so much for her feet, but it did stimulate her sexually.
Company spokeswoman Cherisse Davidson said the device produced a “very gentle tingling sensation” in the lower ankle, and “butterflies” or “sparklers” in the pelvis. However, retired psychiatrist Stephen Barrett said: “That's nuts. That's bullshit.”

This one from Turkey: Cow hit by train lands on farmer's wife

It's a funny world…