Workers' compensation exists to cover people's medical expenses should they be injured during the reasonable performance of the specific duties of their job, like a sushi chef chopping his fingers off or Bret Michaels getting a new strain of herpes. However, some claims are so insane that we're amazed anyone could've filed them with a straight face, yet they are all things that totally happened.
#5. A Woman Breaks a Lamp With Her Face Mid-Coitus
In 2007, an Australian woman filed for workers' compensation benefits after being hit in the face by a lamp that she ripped from the wall while having violent sex in a hotel room on a business trip (this is the only kind of sex that is ever had in hotel rooms).
"You see lamps, I see potential butt plugs."
Barney Curley is a name that would be synonymous with gambling if you had ever heard it. We will now spend the next 600 words correcting that.
His face, however, will remain synonymous with "old" and "poltergeist."
Are You Afraid of the Dark? was an early '90s Nickelodeon show about a group of teens who gathered in the woods to tell each other scary stories (instead of doing drugs and having sex, which is what teenagers actually do in the woods). Most of the stories were hilariously cheesy, but a few episodes had some truly unsettling subtexts presumably meant to warn kids about the terrible lives most of them were doomed to lead.
#5. "The Tale of the Dangerous Soup"
A chef locks people in a room with a plastic gargoyle statue that scares Jolly Green Giant pee from their bodies. He then uses this liquid fear to make soup. For some reason.
"It tastes way better than Campbell's."
Pop culture predictions of the future tend to be hilariously inaccurate. This phenomenon isn't limited to Kurt Russell movies.
Not pictured: anything that happened in 1997.
But occasionally they get some things right (or come close enough to be incorrectly verified by countless Tumblr users, which seems to happen to every prediction in the Back to the Future series at least once a year).