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I'm really in to curious news articles; those short paragraphs where someone has done something incredibly stupid or where something strange has happened that doesn't deserve a full story but needs mentioning anyway.
In today's paper - aside from the space consuming news that the Pope has finally popped his cogs - was this small paragraph:
'The accident statistics for 2003 in Great Britain show several curiosities: 46 people were bitten by poisonous snakes. Fifteen injured themselves when coming into contact with sea creatures. Fifty-four were struck by lightning, 37 injured during volcano eruptions and 22 when their pyjamas caught fire.'
What I don't understand is: what were they doing with the sea creatures, and where is there an active volcano in the United Kingdom?