“austrian atheist niko alm supports the church of the flying spaghetti monster, a joke religion conjured up by atheists who say their make-believe stories are no better or worse than any traditional church’s. in 2008, to make a point about his faith’s sanctity compared to others, alm asked to wear a pasta strainer on his head for his driver’s license photo. austrian citizens are only allowed to wear headgear in state IDs for religious purposes, so alm, a spaghetti monster “pastafarian,” argued that a colander is his “religious headgear.”

this week, after avoiding alm for three years and even making him submit to a psychiatric examination, the austrian government caved. alm now has a valid austrian drivers license, complete with colander.”

he has too much free time but at least he got his way by ak