This is the story of how Austria came to embrace the pasta headgear. Being a symbol of religious faith in the Pastafari movement Niko Alm was allowed to show a pasta strainer on his driver’s license. The full story, part 1.
Thoroughly interesting things can be found out once you want to replace your old driver’s license with the new one. First of all the brochure has some funny guy smiling at you on its front (alistar? Call me anytime!). Well ok, nothing special there… the really weird thing lies within the regulations for the photograph of the holder which disallows everyone to wear any kinds of hats. Almost everyone that is: if your religious beliefs force you to wear some kind of headgear you’re allowed to do so.
Therefore I’m going to put on a pot for my next passport photograph out of religious reasons. This is the only way how I can assure that the religious feelings of others won’t cause my head to ache.
I’ll be taking some photographs soon and will report more on this …