Workers Run Half-Naked As Punishment For Missing Sales Targets

Some ancient traditions don't hang back when it comes to punishment -- cutting off the hands of thieves, castrating rapists, tarring and feathering anyone people didn't like. But when a group of employees failed to make sales goals in China's Sichuan Province, their company decided to go old school, demanding that they run 10 kilometers, half-naked, in the cold.

The punishment was more prankish than cruel, as reported by the Chengdu Business Daily (and picked up in English by the South China Morning Post). At the beginning of last year, the employees agreed to "streak" if they failed to meet performance goals, an office administrator told the Chengdu newspaper.