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STRANGE BUT TRUE

PEOPLE

London, England: Construction recruitment specialist Aston Taylor received some surprising answers during a survey of why professionals change jobs. One respondent said he had slept with everyone in his office and wanted fresh affairs.

Nakatsu, Japan: Construction workers got a shock after several sticks of dynamite they tried to burn with other rubbish exploded, shattering windows of nearby houses. Police said workers from the construction firm, based in the Kaku district of Nakatsu, put six sticks of unwanted dynamite in with a load of burning rubbish. The dynamite soon exploded, smashing the windows of seven houses belonging to residents living near the facility. An official from the firm was quoted as saying: 'We thought that if the detonators were taken out they wouldn't explode and just burn normally, so we put them in with the other rubbish.' Police plan to question the firm's officials on suspicion of violating the Explosives Control Law.

Oslo, Norway: A passenger's face was covered with sewage when he tried to wash his hands on a train. The man, from Fredrikstad, bent over a sink to have a wash when sewage suddenly shot up through the plughole. He said: 'I put my hands under the tap and expected pure water. Instead sewage splashed up from the sink.' He tried to block the flow with his hands but his hair, face and jumper were covered. A spokesman for Norwegian rail firm NSB said the sink and toilet go to the same tank and a faulty valve may have caused a build-up of pressure.