Good Day for falling off skyscrapers: An unidentified 43-year- old man stripped to his underclothes and started climbing the Ansonia Hotel in Manhattan, claiming that God had told him to climb the front of the building. He lost his grip, but fell 30 feet safely into a police air-bag. He was taken to a hospital for a psychiatric evaluation.

Bad Day for dental hygiene as a battery-operated toothbrush led to an emergency evacuation of 100 staff at a postal sorting office near Berlin, when it became turned on in transit and emitted noises suggesting it might be a letter bomb. A bomb disposal squad rendered the toothbrush harmless.