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Published 15/07/2011 | 05:00

Well, you have to admit it is a rather eye-catching headline: "Pastafarian wins right to wear religious sieve on his head while driving."

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Who on earth wants to wear a pasta strainer when they are driving? Wouldn't it be a tad uncomfortable? Might it impede your vision? Isn't it rather dangerous?

The answer to all the above is . . . a resounding yes, but the man involved, Austrian Niko Alm, is a member of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, and, as an adherent to the faith of Pastafarianism, he says that he is required by his religion to wear such an item.

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