The Austrian government recently made policy changes to allow citizens to wear "confessional headgear" of a religious orientation in official photographs, like driver's license pictures. Well, never ones to miss a good loop-hole, the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster (also known as Pastafarianism) has won the right to have members don a pasta strainer as a hat in photographs for official government documents.
Niko Alm of Austria has won his three-year battle with the government, which included a mandated psychological evaluation to see if he had the mental ability to drive at all. Alm passed with flying colors and was granted government permission under the religious statute to sport a pasta strainer on his head in his official driver's license photo. For those not familiar with the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, it was founded in 2005 in opposition to the teaching of intelligent design in American schools.