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|2004-03-10 - Weird News|
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Around The Weird - Bizarre News Briefs for March 10th, 2004
New York, NY -- The workplace is a sick place to be. According to a poll by the ComPsych Corporation, 77 percent of Americans go to work even when they are sick. 33 percent of the infectious employees blame their workload; 26 percent are afraid they'll lose their job and 18 percent figure it's best to save the sick days for the kids.
ISRAEL -- Police in the West Bank of Israel stopped a taxi cab on Saturday, and twenty seven kids came tumbling out. The taxi driver had his license revoked for cramming the kiddies into his car, which he thought he could get away with it because he was sure police didn't patrol on Saturdays, the Jewish day of rest.
COVINGTON, Ga. -- The U.S Treasury doesn't make one million dollar currency notes, but that didn't stop a Georgia woman from trying to pass one off as real at a Wal-Mart in Covington. Regina Pike rung up more than $1600 worth of merchandise before handing over the fake million dollar bill to the clerk. Not surprisingly, she was arrested soon after, reports thesmokinggun.com.
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Here's a sad sign of the budget woes in California's schools: Some teachers are offering extra credit to kids who are willing to bring toilet paper and tissue for the understocked restrooms. "The San Jose Mercury" reports several schools in the area are offering the bathroom bonus, including one private school where tuition costs parents up to $21,000 a year.
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