Weird and Wacky Wednesday: Volume 176

This week on Weird and Wacky Wednesdays, we look at the case of a legal battle over ice cream. Then, we look at the problems that can come from appearing in Zoom court. Finally, we revisit the question of whether snakes ever give good advice.

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

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Ice Cream Machine Battle

Anyone who has visited a McDonald’s knows the saga of the ice cream machines. Icecream service is spotty at best, as the machines continuously break down. To solve the problem, a company called Kytch created a diagnostic tool that hacked the machine to figure out the issues so that they could be remedied more quickly.

But the ice cream machine manufacturer caught wind of this and allegedly copied the Kytch software. A lawsuit ensued, and during the discovery process, it was revealed that McDonald’s may have been behind or involved in the copying.

This is a fascinating case… all over a broken ice cream machine.

Zoom Court Woes

In a very strange example of Zoom court gone wrong, the Dallas County Criminal Lawyers association – with my friend Deandra Grant leading the charge – has filed a complaint against a Dallas judge for not showing up to court.

In her stead, the complaint alleges, the judge sent her assistant to pretend to be her in a bail hearing. The camera remained off, and the person acted as though they were the judge the whole time. Eventually, prosecutors spoke up when the “judge” made an error that had to be corrected by the court clerk.

So far, four complaints have been filed against the judge… who is soon up for re-election.


Adam and Eve and the Snake

Look, we all know that when a big snake rolls up and tells you to do something you otherwise know not to do, shit can go sideways real quick.

In the garden of Eden, that basically created sin and the whole human race got screwed over. But in Louisiana, listening to the advice of a giant snake led to an arrest for a break and enter.

You see, Jessie Terry allegedly smoked a large volume of crack cocaine. Then, he claimed, a giant snake told him to go into his neighbour’s house without permission. When the police were called, and he was arrested, he blamed it all on the snake. But I think the crack probably had a great deal to do with it.

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