Heartbreak Hotel

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Photo credit: Paul WhiteSpanish Hotel Lets Guests Smash Stress
July 3, 2007

Madrid, Spain (AP) — A few lucky people in need of a break from their stress got a chance at some unconventional therapy. A Spanish hotel chain planning renovations at one of its Madrid locations offered 30 “highly stressed out people” – selected by a team of psychologists – the chance to take up sledge hammers and battering rams and smash through its rooms Tuesday.

Rampage they did.

Wearing protective dust masks, goggles, white overalls, helmets and gloves, the amateur demolition crew swung hammers into television sets and bedroom walls and tossed beds and desks like hard-partying rock stars. Read the whole story here.