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Around The Weird: Bizarre News Briefs

TORONTO (Wireless Flash) -- Got a bad boss? Don't expect to get any help from your company's human resources department. According to a survey of visitors to the website badbossology.com, 76 percent of folks with bad bosses say their HR staff hasn't been helpful at all in dealing with their complaints.

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- A South African woman lost a small fortune when she mistakenly spent a gold coin worth $1100 and plunked another rare coin in a parking meter. The "Cape Argus" newspaper reports the lady made the mix-up because she forgot to wear her glasses when she went shopping. All in all, she lost $2100.

TOKYO -- The newest fashion trend in Japan is knife-resistant sweatshirts and coats to prevent kids from getting stabbed. The material is made from the same fabric police bullet-proof vests are made from. The coats, made by Madre, sell for around $420.

NEW YORK -- People used to join the Navy to see the world, but now they can join for a free facelift. According to "New Yorker" magazine, all members of all four branches of the military can get free plastic surgery -- including nose jobs and breast augmentation -- on the tax payers' dime. The magazine reports between 2000 and 2003, military surgeons performed 496 breast enlargements and 1,361 liposuction surgeries on soldiers and their dependents

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