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This story, via Sky, is too bizarre not to mention:

"A Serbian union official has chopped off his finger and eaten it in a protest over wages to show how desperate he and other workers are.

'We, the workers have nothing to eat, we had to seek some sort of alternative food and I gave them an example,' Zoran Bulatovic said.

'It hurt like hell,' he added.

Mr Bulatovic, a union leader at the Raska Holding textile factory in Novi Pazar, southwest Serbia, used a hacksaw to cut off most of his left-hand little finger.

Mr Bulatovic decided to act after his deputy, a single mother of three, said she would chop off her finger.

'I could not allow her to do that,' he explained." I can't decide whether he's heroic, psychotic or both.