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Think you're being spammed? Well, an elderly man in Texas gets up to 96 pieces of junk mail delivered to his home daily.

Think you're being spammed? Well, an elderly man in Texas gets up to 96 pieces of junk mail delivered to his home daily.

Friday, July 16, 2010 1:09 GMT

FORT WORTH, Texas (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – If you think you get lots of junk mail, an elderly man in Texas has you beat. A woman is claiming her 81-year-old father is completely inundated with junk mail and received 96 pieces of it in one day. As a result of the daily spamming, the man’s house is completely littered with letters including a massive pile on his dining table. It’s gotten so out of hand, his mail can’t even fit through the slot anymore.

MUENSTER, Germany – A German cop has scored an extra week of vacation time because it takes him so long to get dressed for work. Officer Martin Schauder calculates that it takes 30 minutes each day to put on and take off his elaborate uniform, which comes out to an extra 45 hours of unpaid overtime each year. He took it up with the courts and won a week of paid vacation time to make up for the lengthy process, which includes strapping on an undershirt, pants, belt, handcuffs, weapon and gas canister, overshirt, tunic, boots, kneepads, and gloves daily.

LONDON – A survey by a chain of British salons suggests women change their hairstyles more than 100 times during their lifetime. Research indicates that on average, British gals alter the layering, color, or length of their locks twice a year. About 33 percent say they change ’dos to mark the end of a relationship, while 12 percent try a new look on milestone birthdays.

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. – Strippers in Huntington Beach, California, aren’t doing their jobs right. A man recently called police after hiring two strippers for a bachelor party off CraigsList who took a $500 payment without taking off their clothes. The dancers – one with a Hello Kitty tattoo on her calf – took the cash, pepper sprayed the men, and punched one in the face before fleeing.

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