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A 76-year old man protested a law prohibiting him from feeding feral cats by spending nine days in jail.

David Parton has been feeding stray cats in Gainesville, Texas, for the last 10 years. Because a city code makes feeding a stray animal a public nuisance, Parton received several fines adding up to $900. Believing that the law was wrong, Parton refused to pay the fine, opting to spend the nine days in jail instead.

So why is feeding cats illegal?

Larry and Diana Moyer brought their 8-month-old, Jimmy, to a McDonald's in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin. Jimmy often goes along with Larry and Diana, and the trip to McDonald's was no exception.

A McDonald's customer, however, called the police. They didn't like Jimmy, even though he apparently didn't do anything wrong.

Oh, also -- Jimmy is a kangaroo.

A massive collection of 130,000 pages of government UFO documents is now available for free online, thanks to one man's use of Freedom of Information Act requests.

For the past 20 years, John Greenwald has been requesting and collecting UFO-related documents from the government, reports ABC News. He has now posted the entire collection online for public perusal at his website The Black Vault. Most of the documents are from a U.S. Air Force project known as Project Blue Book, spanning the years from 1947 through 1969. Among the 12,618 UFO sightings investigated by Project Blue Book were 701 sightings which were not able to be fully explained.

How was Greenwald able to amass this impressive collection of government documents?

A Florida family with a life-sized replica of the TARDIS time machine from the sci-fi TV series "Doctor Who" has been ordered by their homeowners' association to move the phone booth-style structure off of their driveway.

The members of the Moder family are huge fans of the cult-favorite British series, reports Tampa's WFTS-TV -- so much so that LeeAnn Moder's father spent about $1,000 on wood to build the replica TARDIS (which stands for Time and Relative Dimension in Space) for the couple's wedding.

The Moders were married in front of the TARDIS and have since brought it to sci-fi conventions and parties. But when the Moders put the TARDIS in front of their house, they discovered that their neighborhood's homeowners' association was somewhat less enthusiastic about "Doctor Who."

Many legal news stories deal with gravely serious, important issues. Not all of them, though.

This year certainly had its fair share of crudely humorous, laughably oddball, and head-scratching legal stories, from massively popular naked bike rides to significantly less popular farting cops. There were also quite a few unorthodox legal questions that needed answering this year.

For the best of both, here are the 10 most popular Legal Grounds blog posts of 2014:

An Ohio man has been ordered to remove a Zombie nativity scene from his front yard by township officials.

Jasen Dixon built the homemade 10-by-10-foot structure three weeks ago, reports The Columbus Dispatch. Inside, life-size figures including a zombie Jesus and skeletal wise men re-enact a zombified version of the typical Christmas nativity scene. But officials in Sycamore Township, near Cincinnati, are threatening Dixon with legal action if he doesn't remove the scene by Friday.

What do officials say Dixon did wrong?

After last year's mock trial to determine the true author of the Christmas poem "An Account of a Visit from St. Nicholas" ended in a hung jury, the City of Troy, New York decided to retry the case again this year.

Following the mock retrial, a six-member jury selected randomly from the crowd in attendance was asked to choose which of two possible candidates was in fact the author of the anonymously published poem, which famously begins with the line "'Twas the night before Christmas."

What were the jury's choices, and who did the jurors ultimately decide was the poem's true author?

The manufacturers of Comfyballs underwear say that they were denied trademark by the U.S. Patent and Trademark office because the name of their brand is too "vulgar."

Comfyballs is a Norwegian underwear company established in 2013, reports The Telegraph. The company's underwear is designed to reduce heat and restrict movement of a man's testicles as he goes about his daily business. In other words: The company's product purports to live up to the company's name.

What prompted the USPTO to deny Comfyballs' application to register the company name as a trademark?

A senior New Mexico woman is fighting to get back to playing bingo in her local bingo hall, even attempting to enlist the help of New Mexico's attorney general.

Evangeline Shelland, 70, was barred from playing bingo at the Fraternal Order of Eagles club in Alamogordo, New Mexico, nearly two years ago. According to Albuquerque's KRQE-TV, Shelland has spent most of that time fighting tooth and nail to play at the venue she's attended since 1985.

What is legally keeping Shelland from her passion for bingo?

A New York couple made the most of their subway ride on Friday by getting married on the train.

The unorthodox wedding occurred aboard an N-line train traveling from Brooklyn to Manhattan, where Hector Irakliotis, 26, and Tatyana Sandler, 25, tied the knot in front of friends and random commuters. According to the New York Daily News, the train held a special significance for the couple as the backdrop of much of their romantic history.

Can couples actually be married on a subway train?