Weird and Wacky Wednesday: Volume 172

This week on Weird and Wacky Wednesdays, we look at what happens when there is a full moon in St. Petersburg. Then, we examine the case of a lawyer who brought a case that a lawyer ought to have advised him should not have been brought. Finally, we examine the curious chicken cannon.

Follow the jump to learn more about this week’s weirdest and wackiest legal cases from around the globe!

Moon over St. Petersburg

Russian authorities are on the hunt for a racy Internet sensation. A woman, as yet unidentified, has been posting photographs of her butt, in a thong, in front of a cathedral in St. Petersburg. Which doesn’t seem like anything worse than any other Instagram influencer, but apparently under Russian law something like this can land you up to a year in jail.

Talk about putting your ass on the line for likes.

Lawyers Should Know Better

Apparently if you’re born rich, are able to afford an education at one of the best schools in the world, have a law degree, and practice law at some of the top law firms in the world, you still might bring a ridiculous nonsensical lawsuit.

Such is the case for an extremely wealthy young man who got cut off from his family’s cash. As a result, he brought a lawsuit alleging a human rights violation against his parents. At the centre of the claim was his indication that he had health issues and as such was completely depending on his family’s fortune. Notwithstanding his well-paying jobs, and education that can get him employment anywhere he chooses, he claimed that he required family maintenance.

Naturally, the court tossed the lawsuit.

Chicken Cannon for the 21st Century

A Pennsylvania Wal-Mart saw a more unusual version of the classic chicken cannon gag. A woman in Wal-Mart apparently took a whole cold chicken, launched it by hand into the air, and threw it directly into the back of another woman at the store.

No one can figure out the motive, and the two women appear not to know each other. Rather, this appears to be a totally random chicken attack.

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