Sunday, February 26, 2006


La crevette qui vole

This has been well publicized, but it's worth a mention anyway:

After a three week trial a jury deliberated for only two hours before deciding that a restaurant is not liable in the death of a man who wrenched his neck while dodging a flying shrimp. It seems that the table-side cook at one of those hibachi places was flipping shrimps around, and the guy supposedly dodged one, wound up having surgery for his neck pain, and died five months later, supposedly of an infection from the surgery. His widow sued, saying that if it weren't for the restaurant and the airborne crustacean, he'd be alive today. She is "disappointed" by the verdict.

The article doesn't say whether the jury's deliberation went on during a meal time. Perhaps they ordered some take-away Japanese food?

You can't make this stuff up.

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