Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Austrian "Pastafarian" wins right to wear colander on his head in driving licence photo

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Nik Alm's Austrian driving licence
Hats off to Niko Alm of Vienna, Austria, who has just won the right to use a photograph of himself wearing a colander on his head for his driving licence. I doubt any readers of this blog would question why someone would want to do this, but just in case it's worth noting that the colander is worn out of reverence for the Flying Spaghetti Monster and His Noodly Appendage, and is of great significance to followers of the Pastafarian faith.

Alm embarked on his driving licence campaign after discovering that Austrians are only entitled to wear headgear in their photos for religious reasons, and victory has taken three years, during which time he was required to obtain a doctor's certificate confirming that he is psychologically fit to drive.
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