weird event: February 2011 Archives

It appears zoos in Japan have an interesting way of practicing what they would do if a dangerous animal escaped. As this video conclusively shows.

One of the trainers at Tama Zoo in Tokyo recently donned a tiger costume and ran around while colleagues chase him with nets and guns.

26-year-old Shuhei Yamaguchi had to pretend to be a Siberian Tiger which had broken free during an earthquake and go on an hour-long rampage of the attraction.

Dressed in a none too convincing bright yellow costume, other staff used sticks and nets to restrain him, luckily they refrained from pulling the trigger on their tranquilliser guns.

275x250.jpgToday is National Sickie Day in the UK, and it's nothing to be sneezed at -- an estimated 375,000 lazy workers have taken the day off.

It's said more people will have an impromptu duvet-day today, than any other day this year -- and that it could cost the British economy £32m.

Experts from business advisers ELAS claim low staff morale, poor weather and the flu outbreak have all combined at the same time making many people want to stay at home.

And apparently there's never been a easier time to call in sick, because many managers are willing to accept an "I'm too sick to work" text message or email.

I just wish I had known it was National Sickie Day today… then maybe I wouldn't be sitting in the office on my own. Again.

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