This is NOT a ringing endorsement for the curative powers of stress balls.
--44-year-old Darren Baldwin of Blackpool, England was a warehouse worker at a novelty product manufacturer called SPS. And his job was to pack stress balls. But the company was doing some layoffs, and Darren was one of the people let go.
--And instead of channeling his rage into a few hard squeezes on one of the thousands of stress balls at his disposal, he FLIPPED OUT . . . and PUNCHED his boss in the FACE.
--After he punched out his boss, he went and grabbed TWO KNIVES, and started screaming that he was going to, quote, "cut up" all of his coworkers.
--Darren just pleaded guilty to assault. He'll be sentenced next month.