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Tuesday's Three Burning Legal Questions

Here are today's three burning legal questions, along with the answers provided by the blogosphere.

1) Question: I'm an octogenarian. I just went out and got a "Do Not Resuscitate" tattoo on my chest. Is that legally sufficient? 

Answer: Sorry, but it is probably not. Get a living will in place, too. (The Mirror, Gran has 'Do Not Resuscitate' tattooed onto her chest to tell docs to let her die)

2) Question: My chosen profession is "town crier" (I'm great at it, by the way) but I cannot find any openings. How do I break into the field? 

Answer: If you act quickly you may be able to get into the competition to be Alexandria, Va.'s next town crier. Bring your tricorn hat, breeches, jabot and waistcoat. (The Washington Post, Hear ye! Alexandria choosing a town crier)

3) Question: The police just burst into my home at dawn to conduct a raid because they say they saw me swallow a live goldfish in a Facebook video. I did that over a year ago! Am I being "Punk'd" or can this be real?

Answer: Yes, goldfish swallowing can be considered animal cruelty in some jurisdictions, leading to dawn raids and possible hefty fines and even jail time. (The Sun, Nicked for gulping goldfish in pet shop) (via Legal Juice)

Posted by Bruce Carton on September 13, 2011 at 10:00 AM | Permalink | Comments (4)


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