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The Missing Links: Soda Packs a Punch

Whatever Happened to Predictability? Allow two-time Academy Award winner Tom Hanks to fill you in. And, after you’ve seen the video, ponder what exactly this means. * Soda Pop You Right In the Mouth A new study has linked soda to “aggressive or violent behavior” in young consumers. * Speaking of Soda That Hits You In the Face… There [...]

Woman fails to shut down Hadron Collider

A German court has rejected the case of a woman who claims the atom smasher would destroy the world. The unnamed woman claimed that there was a risk t…

NBA Goes Geek Chic

We told you before that it’s popular for defendants to wear hipster glasses in criminal court to appear innocent. Now that fashion trend has found its way into another kind of court, the basketball [...]

Jim Foley Campaign Rap

(YouTube link) Jim Foley is a candidates for appellate court judge in …oh, somewhere, it doesn’t matter. What matters is that he and his bow tie have the greatest campaign ad ever! -via Warming Glow

Saggy Pants Land Man in Jail

Saggy pants may be a fashion crime, but can they land you in real jail? The answer is yes: Meet Lamarcus Ramsey. The 19-year-old Alabama man was sentenced yesterday to three days in jail [...]

Bib Fortuna Tattoo

He worked as a court functionary to Jabba the Hutt, but Bib Fortuna was a great sage. Don’t you grasp his wisdom? Here, watch a ten-minute continuous loop of his most famous statement. Link -via Fashionably Geek

Why Are Unidentified People Called John or Jane Doe?

From the courts to the morgue, if the government doesn’t know someone’s name or wants to withhold it, they give them one of these as a placeholder. Why? Toe tag image via Shutterstock The John Doe custom was born out of a strange and long since vanished British legal process called an action of ejectment. Under old English [...]

What Legal Authority Does Judge Judy Have?

Judge Judy reportedly makes $45 million a year. What kind of legal power comes with it? JIM RUYMEN/UPI /Landov While Judith Sheindlin was a real, live judge — New York City Mayor Ed Koch appointed her to criminal court in 1982 and then made her Manhattan’s supervising family court judge in 1986 — she’s not acting as one on her [...]

German court orders release of UFO report

A man in Germany has won a court case acknowledging his right to view a government UFO report. The Bundestag has appealed the verdict, meaning that th…

The New York Times Just Turned 160

Last Sunday was the 160th anniversary of The New York Times. Throughout those years, The Times has created quite a reputation for itself and has even garnered the nickname the “newspaper of record.” These days, the paper is the third most popular in the world, only ranking behind The Wall Street Journal and USA Today, [...]