My laptop is about 5 years old so this one is not as surprising. The mouse button stopped working and the wire on the adapter appears to have burned off:
Then I came home one day to find the lock on my front door broken:
I don't think anyone tried to break in. I think its just not a good quality lock and it might have been damaged when I pulled out the key, not noticing it broke. Although the lock IS only a few months old.
Of course, I can blame these things on poor quality, planned obsolesence (ahem, Kindle), or bad workmanship. But I'm going to be like the people in my southern Cameroonian town and just blame it on sorcery (ie black magic or 'mbengbe' in Bulu).