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Berkeley Boys Busted for Bird Beheading [Updated]

This: We are one of the most selective law schools in the nation. Of the more than 7,000 prospective J.D. students who apply annually, Berkeley Law enrolls about 270. In choosing our students, we don’t stop at brilliance. We drill…


Twiggs County Land-Grab Update

Still no ruling in the lawsuit by the guy claiming he owns 400 acres of land in Twiggs County, Georgia, despite apparently having zero evidence to prove that. According to this more recent local report, the residents whose homes are…


“Your Honor, First of All, I’m Not Smoking Crack”

This is something you'd really prefer to get through your entire legal career without having to say. From a report today in Ars Technica: SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA—Testimony in the giant Apple v. Samsung patent trial is entering its final hours, and nerves…


Hi, I Own Your Land Although I Have No Evidence of That

"I have been practicing law since 1974," said Randal Harrison, "and I have never been involved in a case where someone was claiming a title based on unrecorded deeds that were over 200 years old and not having possession of…


Goat Man Mystery Solved!

"I thought I wanted answers," said Coty Creighton, who discovered Goat Man roaming the wilds of Utah on July 15, "but I was naive. I should have left well enough alone. Now I just want the mystery back." His disappointment…


If a Tree Falls in the Forest ….

… and there's no one there to hear it, does it make a sound? Is a stupid question, because of course it makes a sound, Einstein. That observer-dependent bullshit only works at the quantum level. Hello! It's a tree, not…


You + Crime + Police Car + Facebook = Arrest

Self-explanatory: WYMT-TV in Letcher County, Kentucky, reported on Tuesday that the 20-year-old gentleman who appears in this picture he posted on Facebook had been arrested and charged with theft for siphoning gas from a police car. Police were able to…


How Physicists Beat Traffic Tickets

From "The Proof of Innocence," a paper by Dimitri Krioukov, a physicist at the University of California (San Diego): According to this post at Physics Central (via Neatorama), Krioukov got a ticket for running a stop sign, and submitted the paper to support…


Security Cam Records Burglar’s “Signature Dance Moves”

Do you recognize this man? Maybe more importantly, do you recognize his swag?   Police in Galveston released this security-camera footage last week, saying the man pictured was one of three suspects in a burglary on March 27. It wasn't…


Bad Shirt for a Burglary

There are at least two problems here. First, the bright red color is likely to make you highly visible, which is good if you’re trying to cross the street safely but not so good if you’re crawling through somebody’s window…