IT MUST BE TRUE…
I read it in the tabloids
A bank worker in Germany has finally finished counting a lorry driver’s fortune – left to his family in one and two pfennig coins. The man had, over many years, collected 1.2 million coins – weighing 2.5 tonnes – which he’d packed into hundreds of freezer bags. After his death, his family sent them to the bank in a van – where they were found to be too rusty to be counted by machine. So it fell to one employee at the central bank’s Oldenburg branch to count them all by hand – a process that took six months. In total the coins amounted to s8,000.
A dozen underperforming saleswomen at a beauty and skincare company in China were made to kneel on the floor at a staff party, and slap each other around the face until their employer told them to stop. The women (pictured) had to do this on stage in front of hundreds of colleagues, under a screen showing the words “Ruthless Team”, at the event in Nanchang, Jiangxi province. They had reportedly been told that if they refused to take part, they would be sacked. However, a spokesman insisted that the slapping had merely been designed as a show of “team spirit”.
A cat has had to have surgery after gulping down an entire rat. Having run away from home, Rosie was sent to the vet for a checkup by the RSPCA after being found with a very swollen stomach. A scan revealed a massive rat in the cat’s stomach. But having had the rodent removed, Rosie is doing well and is ready for adoption in York.