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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.

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