Possibly the best lawsuit ever has to be the one where a woman tried to sue a theater because she fell on the floor after her seat automatically folded up. It was thrown out because she had been there before and admitted that she knew that the chairs folded up, as they do in almost any theater in the Western world. I can’t find this story on the first page of Google even using multiple search terms so it might as well have never happened. That’s how the internet works for most people. Instead of linking to this story so you can laugh at her, I’ll just get into the meat of things and tell you about how a man has filed a lawsuit accusing NASA of failing to properly investigate leads which may uncover alien life.
Despite it being overwhelmingly in their favour, Rhawn Joseph claims that NASA have failed to properly investigate the “jelly donut” found on Mars in images taken by the Curiosity rover. Apparently their classification of the object as a rock is not enough for our exoctically named protagonist who is demanding the following.
“…NASA’s chief administrator Bolden, and NASA’s rover team:
A) take 100 high resolution close-up infocus photos of the specimen identified in Sol 3540, at various angles, from all sides, and from above down into the “bowl” of the specimen, and under appropriate lighting conditions which minimize glare.
B) Take a minimum of 24 microscopic in-focus images of the exterior, lip, walls, and interior of the specimen under appropriate lighting conditions.
C) NASA, and the rover team must make public and supply Petitioner with all high resolution photos and images of that specimen as demanded in A and B.”
If you’re a glutton for punishment or enjoy reading dry legal documents filed by a man with fringe beliefs, you can read the whole lawsuit here.