Yes, these are (apparently) all true.
This is a true story. Last week was my 40th birthday and I really didn't feel like waking up that morning.
A doctor is going about his business, with a rectal thermometer tucked behind his ear.
Apparently, this is an actual letter of resignation from an employee at "Zantex Computers", Australia, to his boss, J Pilgrim. His boss, known as Pilly, apparently resigned very soon afterwards!