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Xtreme Trespassing: Human Spider Climbs Skyscraper

Recently, humans have begun practicing superhuman feats, the kind that are usually reserved for Marvel comic books and movies. Called parkour, it is the hobby, or perhaps sport, of traversing an urban environment, negotiating obstacles by running, jumping, and climbing. To many, it looks like human Spider-Man training. But to police and building owners, it looks like a menace, and trespassing.

Is There a Safe Haven Law for Wildlife?

We've all seen those Safe Haven signs at Walmart and police stations, making it legal for parents to unburden themselves by dropping off their infants and giving up all parental rights and responsibilities without legal ramification. But is there a parallel for wildlife?

To Protect Trick-Or-Treaters, Mayor Plans to Round Up All Sex Offenders

Mayor Gary Jones of Grovetown, Georgia has announced plans to round up all paroled sex offenders from 6 to 9 p.m. this Halloween, and have a parole officer guard them in city hall. Is this legal? Yes. Is it a good idea? Maybe not.

Parolees are required to meet wherever and whenever their parole officer tells them. The head of the city's parole department can indeed ask all 25-30 paroled sex offenders to meet at city hall for the designated hours. Whether or not a meeting of the town's paroled sex offenders is a good idea or not is debatable for a variety of reasons.

Half Baked Accidental Cremation -- No Harm, No Damages

You can almost see this scene being played out in an episode of The Simpsons. "D'oh!"

In May 2013, crematory workers at Alta Vista Cremation and Funeral Services in Pacheco, California, fired up the furnace and placed the deceased body of 91-year old Vincent Jarvis inside. About 25 minutes into the bake, employees realized they had made a grave mistake.

The body was supposed to go to the county coroner's office first for an autopsy. Not sure what to do next, they called the boss, who told them to open up the 900 degree furnace and pour water on the body to try to stop the burning man. As one can imagine, after baking at 900 degrees for 25 minutes, all that was left of the remains was a skinless, headless charred torso. So, in a continued case of "what do we do next," they sent that to the coroner.

Unsurprisingly, the family took legal action, suing Alta Vista for negligence.

It's only natural to think that, when you want a dog, you go to the pound or the pet store, pick out your pup, and go home to a long and wonderful friendship. But some new pet owners are surprised to learn that they were only renting their new best friends. Or, more accurately, getting "fleased" by long term lease agreements with exorbitant interest rates.

One such woman in New York was paying $180 a month for a Chihuahua puppy she wouldn't be able to own until she shelled out over twice the dog's asking price of $1,900 and kicked in an extra $300 purchasing fee. The New York attorney general has filed a fraud suit against the pet store, and the state has passed legislation banning pet leasing. Wait, how is pet leasing even a thing?

Maybe you're a LARPer or a fan of Renaissance Fairs. Maybe you're an engineering or history student, studying the effectiveness of various siege weapons. Or maybe you've got a neighbor with high walls and a penchant for playing their music too loud.

Either way, if you're looking to launch a projectile a great distance (without the aid of explosives), you might be wondering if you can build your own catapult, trebuchet, or similar siege engine without interference from the fuzz. Here's what you need to know.

Gone are the days when marriages could only be performed by a priest in a church or an official in city hall. Now just about any Joe Schmo can perform a marriage ceremony, if they click a few buttons online. And while the new Wild West of wedding officiants can leave brides and grooms wonder whether their union is actually legal, it can also open the doors for some fun marriages and ministers.

So if you're looking to get licensed to perform a wedding ceremony, here are the three weirdest places to get ordained (sadly, Our Lady of Perpetual Exemption is no longer one of them):

Can You Legally Swap Someone's Face Into Porn Without Consent?

Your face is yours forever, but so are many pics and videos online. Scary, isn't it? You don't know the half of it. In a sign of the times, questions are being raised over the legality of swapping people's faces onto pornographic videos and images. It's an uncomfortable subject that leads to uncomfortable answers from legislators and lawyers.

NYC Bar Policy: Kick Out Anyone Who Says 'Literally"

This is literally true. Apparently not ticked off enough by tip-skipping patrons, drunken brawls, slurred boasts, and the state of a public house's restroom at the end of the night, one New York City bar is literally banning patrons from using the word 'literally' under its roof. A sign, posted on the premises of the Continental in Manhattan, notifies patrons that such illicit illiterateness will require their departure. After finishing their drink, naturally.

Reddit's Legal Advice section is a treasure trove of tragedy, comedy, and legitimate legal head-scratchers. Among inquiries like "Does 'Educational Purposes' exempt you from crimes" and "There are police officers in my city who sit in a parking lot looking for people speeding ... Is this legal," was this gem: "If I lose a limb in a car accident do I still own the limb?"

We know there are rules about the treatment and disposal of corpses, but what if you lose a limb in a car accident, or need to have a body part removed in surgery? Is it yours? Can you take it home? Can you have it preserved, hire a company to clean and arrange the skeleton, and then scratch your cat's cute widdle face with it?