11 Legal Cases with Crazy Names

Location:Multiple locations, New Hampshire

With locations in Macon, Warner Robins, and Fort Valley, youre never too far from aNu-Way Weiners. Since it first opened in 1916 (making it the second-oldest hot doggery in the U.S., afterNathans Famousin New York), Nu-Way has made a comforting bowl of chili, and it now serves a mouthwatering chili-cheese coleslaw hot dog.

9. FLORIDA // THE STONE SOUP COMPANY

4. I Am The Beast Six Six Six of the Lord of Hosts in Edmond Frank MacGillivray Jr. Now. I Am The Beast Six Six Six of the Lord of Hosts IEFMJN. I Am The Beast Six Six Six of the Lord of Hosts. I Am The Beast Six Six Six of the Lord of Hosts OTLOHIEFMJN. I Am The Beast SSSOTLOHIEFMJN. I Am The Beast Six Six Six. Beast Six Six Six Lord v. Michigan State Police, et al., File No. 5:89:92, 1990 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 8792 (W.D. Mich. July 12, 1990)

5. CALIFORNIA // MARTYS HAMBURGER STAND

Dont let this cafes simple name fool you: The food is complex, thoughtful, and memorable. Situated in a former warehouse in Paristown Pointe,The Cafeserves a rustic West Yellowstone Montana Chili with diced green onions, shredded cheddar cheese, and banana peppers.

34. NORTH DAKOTA // DOGMAHAL DOGHAUS

Thiscute soda fountainis Wyomings oldest operating soda fountain, and you can feel the history oozing from the walls. Choose between their famous Chugwater Chili or green chili, both of which pair well with a hand-dipped ice cream shake.

TheDouble Wide Grillknows how to entertain vegans and meat lovers alike. Nosh on the spicy Jailhouse Beef Chili (no beans, for you chili con carnepurists) or the equally spicy grilled vegetable chili, which contains beans, tomatoes, and corn. Its three locations in the Pittsburgh area boast bar trivia, karaoke, and live entertainment, and its South Side restaurant has beenvotedone of the best outdoor dining options in the areait even has a specialdog patiofeaturing a separate menu just for Fido. (Sorry, that one doesnt feature chili.)

You canread all about this case, but it isa genuine snooze-fest. Ill summarize: it was about air quality and the Association of Irritated Residents won. (Id argue that they won before they started, just by adopting that name.)

Residents of Des Moines, Cedar Rapids, Iowa City, and Coralville know thatQuintons Bar and Delimakes a mean homemade chili. The bread bowl chili is meaty and topped with diced red onions and shredded cheddar.

As Moabs only microbrewery,The Moab Breweryhas a natural advantage when it comes to blowing peoples minds and tastebuds. Sip on their popular Dead Horse Ale as you wait for a cup of the chunky vegetarian chili, which is chock-full of healthy vegetables.

Located on the west side of Maui,Leodas Kitchen and Pie Shopserves what it calls glorified grandma comfort food. The macadamia nut chocolate praline and coconut cream pies are certainly comforting, in the way that only sugar and grandmas can be.

7. CONNECTICUT // SIXPENCE PIE COMPANY

Finding the best bowl of chili can be challenging in a state known for its peppers, but in New Mexico, look no farther thanFrontier Restaurant, an Albuquerque staple just off the University of New Mexico campus. Its green chile stew is so beloved that manyfanstry to make it at home, but nothing compares to the real deal. You can order it by the bowl or on top of your burrito or enchilada. The stew is also on the menu at Frontiers sister restaurant,Golden Pride, which has four locations across Albuquerque.

Thischili parlorin Camp Washington might be the ultimate destination for chili lovers. The restaurants renown chili is available by itself, over spaghetti (a localdelicacy), on a burger or fries, or topped with beans or cheese. With so many options, youll definitely need to make multiple trips back.

Location:Multiple locations, New Jersey

The problem was that Gerald Batman was 14 when this partnership began, and the courts viewed it as a way for the elder Batman tododge income taxes. Because the younger Batman didnt do much except receive assets from his father (and work the land when his school schedule permitted), the U.S. Tax Court deemed the partnership to be one-sided. The full name of the case was:Ray L. Batman and Edith G. Batman v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue.

Elwoods Shackis a down-home establishment that serves barbecue, fish tacos, and burgers. Their outstanding chili is made with Texas beef brisket, Guinness Stout, and curry powder.

11. HAWAII // LEODAS KITCHEN AND PIE SHOP

Located just outside Glacier National Park,Caseys Whitefishis a pub and grill that serves an extraordinary elk chili made with pinto and black beans, green onions, and mild cheddar and jack cheese. When the weathers warm, head upstairs to enjoy the view at the areas only rooftop bar. After you enjoy your chili, you can try your luck at the casino games on the restaurants first floor.

50. WYOMING // CHUGWATER SODA FOUNTAIN

The Batman familys partnership was actuallyrecognized in a later case. After Gerald Batman grew up, he was recognized as a full partner in the farm, and a 1956 case affirmed that some later years of the farm partnership were legitimate.

When Nebraska sues a budget sedan, you know something weird is going on.

24. MISSISSIPPI // MUGSHOTS GRILL AND BAR

Ike Johnsonand his nephew, Ivan, opened this chili establishment back in 1908. Over a century later, their famous recipe still delights customers (andMartha Stewart). You can order the original beef chili or opt to get it with beans, spaghetti, or mac and cheese.

It justgoes on from there. (More on this onefrom Kevin Underhillwriting forForbes.)

The state might be known for its clam chowder, butBens Chili Dogshas been serving up the red-meat favorite since 1969 (though yes, they also serve clam rolls and chowder). To get a true Rhode Island version of the classic chili dog, sprinkle some celery salt on top.

Located near Barton Creek and the Colorado River,The Shady Groveis a casual restaurant with a huge patio and plenty of shade from a nearby grove of pecan trees. The roasted vegetable chili contains diced onions, jalapeños, and jack and cheddar cheese.

DogMahal DogHausis a hot dog and sausage joint with a spunky vibe. Though it specializes in franks, it also does a mean chili. The Under Dog is a quarter-pound beef frank brimming with hot chili, onions, and cheese. If youre arent feeling the dog, you can get the chili on its own, too.

Is Juicy squeezing Orange, or the other way around? Its hard to say, in this mixed-up patent law case.

Since 1985,Cannons Bakeryhas provided elaborate custom cakes for parties and special occasions, the result of mother-of-five Leah Cannons well-known prowess at making cakes for friends and family. But you dont need a wedding or graduation as an excuse to take home one of the shops delicious pies; pick up a pecan or apple pie, or a seasonal sugar-lattice fruit pie.

The whimsical Madonna Inn has provided rooms to travelers on Californias Central Coast since 1958, and thehotels bakery, situated inside the Copper Cafe, is an essential sweet stop along Highway 101. The magnificent pies come in flavors such as caramel Dutch apple, apricot, cherry, and cream cheese.

All the beef atBeefyscomes from Renos own Ponderosa Meat & Provision Co., and you can taste the quality with every bite of chili con carne. Made fresh each day, the chili is topped with parsley and cheddar cheese. You can order it on its own or on top of a hot dog, burger, omelet, or fries.

ThisIrish watering holehas a pool table, Vermont-brewed beers on tap, and some of the best homemade chili in the state. The southwest-style chili is topped with cheddar-jack cheese and served with a hunk of garlic bread.

The case:Another civil forfeiture case, except this time the item being seized wasa piece of the frickin moon(and, yes, a plaque). Its asurprisingly complex case, but it starts with this delicious bit:

Location:Southington and New Haven, Connecticut

Location:San Luis Obispo, California

7. United States v. One Lucite Ball Containing Lunar Material (One Moon Rock) and One Ten Inch by Fourteen Inch Wooden Plaque, 252 F. Supp. 2d 1367 (S.D. Fla. 2003)

5. CALIFORNIA // THE MADONNA INN BAKERY

As you might be able to ascertain from its name,The Dog Houseisnt fancy. But the old-fashioned hot dog dive has an under-$5 foot-long chili cheese dog that has had generations of fans coming back for more.

Craft beer, live Celtic music, and hearty chili can all be found atGeaghans Pub. The bowl of beef chili is served with tortilla chipsperfect for dippingand they also top their nacho salad with it, in case youd like some greens as well.

Pi Day isnt until March 14, but theres another pie-centric holiday on the calendar. Pie Day falls on January 23, and were sharing our picks for the best pie in every state. Whether you prefer a classic apple or go for more unusual flavors (raspberry rhubarb jalapeño, anyone?), celebratePie Daywith one of these delectable options.

Lesson learned: if youre driving a 70 Gremlin, keeping a few ounces of kleenex on hand for use when needed is acceptable. Marijuana, not so much.

Head toCrackers & Co. Cafefor lunch, where everything on the menu is made from scratch. The soup selection is impressive, and the cup of chili is flavorful and a delightful half of a soup-and-sandwich order.

Note: I Am The Beast etc. apparentlyended up in court againsome years later.

The case:Similar to the Gremlin case above, this is a property forfeiture case. It was recently highlighted by John Oliver on his showLast Week Tonightin a segment on the use of property forfeiture in law enforcement. Have a look:

31. NEW MEXICO // FRONTIER RESTAURANT

Youll find stellar comfort food like chili cheese fries and milkshakes atthisWilliamsburg diner, with a twist: Everything on the menu happens to be vegan. Take a break from meaty chilis and get a bowl of the three-bean version at Champs. We recommend washing it down with a cookie dough shake.

Thisfun pubhosts live music and celebrates Colts home games with drink specials and tailgates. The chili is full of ground beef and kidney beans, and pairs well with a beer and Pepper Jack Stuffed Pretzels.

3.14 Sweet & Savory Pi Baris a fun bakery that pays homage to everyones favorite mathematical constant. Pies here are creatively named; a few standouts are the Nutty Professor (peanut butter chocolate pie), Ive Got A Lovely Bunch of Coconuts (coconut cream), and Wicked Southern Dutchman (Dutch apple pie with Kentucky bourbon).

8. DELAWARE // CANNONS CUSTOM CAKES & BAKERY

Thispie-only bakeryfocuses on top-notch ingredients such as fresh whipped cream, wild blueberries, and bars of authentic Belgian chocolate. The country apple pie, made with cinnamon and freshly ground nutmeg (and can be made gluten-free with a days notice), is a real standout. Or, cool off from the Arizona heat with a slice of lemon meringue, topped with beautifully toasted, swirled meringue.

Thisfamous dinerwith two dozen locations throughout Hawaii sells insane amounts of its fantastic signature product, Original Recipe Chili. Get the chili with chicken or a frank, over rice, atop cheese fries, or as a burritothe choice is yours!

33. NORTH CAROLINA // ROSETTAS KITCHEN

Translation: If you cant find Satan to serve him papers, youre outta luck.

Near Rancho Park in West Los Angeles,Martys Hamburger Standis a tiny, cash-only spot that has served Vienna beef burgers and hot dogs since 1959. The chili at Martys has a thick, spreadable consistency that works perfectly atop chili cheese fries and burgers.

Central OregonsBaldys Barbecueis the place to get some truly magnificent meat. Voted one of the best barbecue joints in the area, this family-owned restaurant serves its spicy smokehouse chili with cheese, diced onions, sour cream, and a side of cornbread.

The cooks atBishops Famous Chili(currently the fourth generation of Bishops making the recipe Grandma Bishop used to open the doors in 1925) spend 24 hours making each batch of chili, and you can taste that time and effort with every flavorful bite. If youre feeling ravenous, get your chili with a tamale and a side of cornbread.

Mouthwatering barbecue, live rock and country music, and a mechanical bull makeRed Rock Saloona wild place to hang out. Try their famous Red Rock Chili, or get the brisket chili atop the Frito Pie Burger.

This trendycommunity spaceserves fried chicken salads and various wraps and paninis, but the highlight are their pies, made with exceptionally buttery crusts. Have a slice of coconut cream or chocolate chess pie while you enjoy good conversation and a friendly vibe. And if you have a hankering for a real taste of home, chef Seaborn Whatleysaystheyll even try to duplicate an old family favorite if you happen to have your grandmothers recipe book on hand.

3. United States v. Article Consisting of 50,000 Cardboard Boxes More or Less, Each Containing One Pair of Clacker Balls, 413 F. Supp. 1281 (D. Wisc. 1976)

Carnivores will loveDoes Eat Place, which has been cooking sensational steaks and tamales since 1941. Go for dinner and get a half-dozen all-beef tamales, which come with a cup of Does delightful homemade chili.

This hipsandwich shoppours their hearty Alaskan Reindeer Chili into a bread bowl. Youll find reindeer sausage, kidney beans, tomatoes, green peppers, and onions in this savory blend.

Big City Coffeein the Linen District blurs the line between pies and scones with its spe

Located in a former fire house called Engine Company 2,Station 2cooks gourmet burgers made from natural, Virginia-grown beef. Get a side of firehouse chili with your burger, or go all in with the chili cheeseburger or American nachos (a.k.a. potato chips under a blanket of chili and cheese).

If you want to learn more about theClacker Ballscase, Ill tell you two things. First,its weirdly complicated. Second, in some listings, the full case name is even longer and crazier than whats listed above:

The case:Okay, first we need to address the elephant in the room. Edmond Frank MacGillivray Jr. changed his name to I Am The Beast Sssotlohiefmjn in 1998. His new, complex last name is an acronym for Six six six of the Lord of Hosts in Edmond Frank MacGillivray Jr. now. Thats not the problem in this case. The matter at hand was that I Am The Beast etc. was asking for $1,998,000,000.00 (just shy of $2 billion) in damages after his arrest for nonviolent protest at the Michigan state capitol building. He alleged police misconduct anda variety of other matters(well worth a read!). The case was dismissed.

Location:Multiple locations, Georgia

47. WASHINGTON // HOLE IN THE WALL BARBECUE

Location:Multiple locations, Pennsylvania

With four locations across Central New Jersey,Ocean Cafeis a casual restaurant chain that focuses on healthy offerings like salads, wraps, and smoothies. The chicken chili is a highlight of the menu thanks to its sweet-and-spicy flavor and generous portions of meat.

Thisrestaurantand music venue in the Delmar Loop has given locals the perfect place to chow down since 1972. Its award-winning spicy chili, garnished simply with cheddar cheese, isnt the restaurants only draw. If you recognize the name, its likely in connection with rock pioneer Chuck Berry, who kept a standing monthly set at the venue for more than 17 years, up until his death at age 90. Dont forget to check out the impressive collection of pop culture memorabilia on display before you leave.

Located in a restored barn dating back to the early 1800s,Vanilla Bean Cafeis a cute place with some killer chili. Their award-winning, traditional beef chili contains lean ground beef and chorizo, and its topped with grated cheddar cheese, scallions, and tortilla chips. And if you cant make it to Connecticut, the full 20-ingredient recipe is available here [PDF] if you want to make your own.

The best chili in North Carolina also happens to be meatless.Thisvegetarian soul food restaurant crafts thoughtful, creative dishes using local produce and top-notch ingredients. Their chili is a spicy vegan option that will warm you up in no time. If you dont want it in a bowl, the chili cheese fries are hand-cut and smothered in vegan queso.

This family owned Little Rockrestaurantcreates all its recipes, grows its own herbs, and even has a honey bee and Monarch butterfly garden. Their fantastic chili is made with fresh certified Angus beef, pinto beans, and tomatoes, and can be ordered on its own or as a topping for Izzys tamale platters.

13. ILLINOIS // BISHOPS FAMOUS CHILI

The moon rock was originally retrieved from the surface of the moon by astronauts on a NASA mission. In 1973, President Nixon, on behalf of the United States, made a gift of the moon rock and plaque to the government and people of the Republic of Honduras.

Mayofiled the suitin forma pauperis, meaning that he couldnt afford the costs of pursuing the suit, so wanted those costs waived. But when youre going up against Satan, the bill can be steep. The court refused, writing:

Barbecue and chili often go hand in hand, but thisbarbecue spothas perfected the art of tangy sauce, smoky meats, and spectacular chili. Chucks Railroad Chili is a thick, spicy red stew bursting with black beans and ground beef.

Two friends who loved baking startedSixpence Pie Companyat a local farmers market, and have since opened two brick-and-mortar stores. Besides savory shepherds pie and chicken pot pies, youll find seasonal sweet pies and a mouthwatering sugar and spice pie, made with banana and Nutella.

Opened nearly a century ago in 1919,Frankesboasts three locations in Little Rock today. The cafeteria is popular for its burgers and candied sweet potatoes, and for its selection of outstanding pies, such as egg custard, chocolate cream, and sweet potato coconut.

We note that the plaintiff has failed to include with his complaint the required form of instructions for the United States Marshal for directions as to service of process.

At this cozycoffee shopin a shopping center, youll find dessert cases filled with tantalizing full and mini pies. The apple crumb and peach crumb pies are light and energizing, and the chocolate pecan pie has a richness that will make you feel sublime.

Dawg On Grillis a hot dog establishment where youll find plenty of dawgscorn dogs, brats, sausages, and puppy dawgs for the kids. The chili dog with grilled onions, peppers, and nacho cheese will satisfy your cravings, but if a simple chili topping isnt enough, you can get a bowl for just $3.50.

Nothing takes the sting out of a cold, dreary day quite like a warm bowl of chili. No matter how you like itextra spicy, vegetarian, sans beans, or hidden by a topcoat of cheese and sour creamthe perfect bowl of chili is out there waiting to be discovered. These are some of the best options in all 50 states.

6. COLORADO // 3.14 SWEET & SAVORY PI BAR

The case:Gerald Mayo attempted tosue the Devil, stating in part:

The case:Starting in the 1920s, Ray and Edith Batman worked their family farm in Ochiltree County, Texas, about as far from Gotham as you can get. And then a young Batman came alongGerald Batman, a hard-working child who so impressed his father that the elder Batman decided to hand over a portion of the family farm to his son, forming a partnership.

When you eat atRed Arrow Diner, youre dining at a place with history. The first location opened in Manchester in 1922, and today, its chili dishes are famous across New England. We recommend the chili hash browns and the Five Alarm chili.

38. PENNSYLVANIA // DOUBLE WIDE GRILL

29. NEW HAMPSHIRE // RED ARROW DINER

Thisdineron the south side of Nebraskas scenic Highway 2 is open 24 hours a day, keeping customers happy day or night with plenty of comfort food. For the perfect road-trip snack, get the homemade chili on its own, or try the chili omelet, served with onion and cheddar.

45. VERMONT // LANGDON STREET TAVERN

AtMugshots Grill and Bar, the people are friendly, the flavors are sufficiently Southern, and the chili is criminally good. The Walkers Texas Ranger chili is full of beef, bell peppers, onions, and diced tomatoes. For a bit more crunch, try Spencers Nachos, which are piled high with beef chili and cheese.

Relaxing on a porch is a distinctively Southern experience, andPawleys Front Porchinjects that kind of laid-back hospitality into its food. Located in Five Points, this restaurant is known for its patio, food truck, and thick burgers. The chili, which is divine, is available in a cup or bowl, or atop hand-cut fries.

UNITED STATES of America, Plaintiff, v. AN ARTICLE of hazardous substance CONSISTING OF 50,000 cardboard BOXES more or less, each containing one pair OF CLACKER BALLS, labeled in part: (Box) * * * Kbonger * * Its Fun Test Your Skill It Bounces It Flips Count The Hits * * * Specialty Mfg. Co., Seattle, Wash. * *, Defendant.

A homely illustration might make the point: If one takes several bags of groceries from the supermarket to ones home it can be readily stated that he is using the automobile to transport the groceries. On the other hand, if one keeps a box of kleenex in the glove compartment for use when needed, can it really be argued that the automobile is being used to transport the kleenex?

In a short1993Yale Law Journalarticleon the increasing use of Yiddish loanwords in American legal opinions, Alex Kozinski, chief judge of the Ninth Circuit and UCLA law professor Eugene Volokh, noted that the fact that some people actually are named Schmuck made it hard to tell much about the history of the words use in opinions. We cant report on the degree to which schmuck has worked its way into legal English, which is too bad, because schmucks are even more common in courtrooms than schlemiels, schmoozing, and chutzpah, they wrote. We can, however, mention that theres a U.S. Supreme Court case named Schmuck v. United States; for what its worth, the petitioner was a used-car dealer.

14. INDIANA // LOUGHMILLERS PUB & EATERY

Location:Multiple locations, Mississippi

The case:Juicybrought a case against Orange, arguing that Orange infringed on Juicys beverage-dispensing patent. Orange argued that Juicys beverage dispenser was not patentable in the first place because it lacked utility, so any infringement shouldnt matter.Orange lost.So Orangeappealedrepeatedly.

Yep, were suing cardboard boxes now. 50,000 of them, more or less.

Oddly, this is not a case in which Batman sues Commissioner Gordon to stop him from using theBat-Signalon peaceful summer nights. In the realBatman v. Commissioner, its about a farm.

41. SOUTH DAKOTA // PHILLIPS AVENUE DINER

The case:In 1974, the state of Nebraska seized a 1970AMC Gremlinthat was found to contain an ounce or two of marijuana. The cars owner, Donald D. Ruyle,protested Nebraskas seizure of his car, arguing in part that the car wasnt used to transport the marijuana, since it was parked and locked when it was searched, and the amount of marijuana in question was relatively small. Nebraska won, and kept the car. But Nebraska Supreme Court Justice Lawrence M. Clinton dissented from the majority opinion, writing in part:

Phillips Avenue Dinerboasts a jukebox, milkshakes, and some of the best diner chili anywhere. Enjoy the retro vibe as you dig in to a big bowl of homemade ground beef and beans, either as-is or loaded with tasty toppings.

This gourmetsoup and sandwich shopin the Ybor City Historic District serves healthy, amazing food. Play some dominoes or checkers as you wait for your Ybor Chili. Available in a cup, bowl, or quart, this meaty chili contains ground beef, Italian sausage, and pulled Cuban mojo pork.

Thissports baris owned by Chris Chelios, a former ice hockey player for the Detroit Red Wings. The three-time Stanley Cup champ clearly knows his way around the iceanda bowl of chili. Order the original, chicken, or vegetarian chili, and spice it to your liking with additional jalapeños.

This case is sometimes referred to simply asI Am The Beast etc. v. Michigan State Police,which is still an awesome case name.

The Bear Tooth Theatrepubis more than a dine-in movie theaterits also a restaurant, draft brewery, and concert venue all in one. But after youve finished off some fresh Alaskan fish tacos, save room for the caramel turtle fudge ice cream pie. Made with an Oreo cookie crust, the pie manages to perfectly balance chocolate fudge, vanilla ice cream, and smooth caramel.

Plaintiff alleges that by reason of these acts Satan has deprived him of his constitutional rights.

Three words: burnt end chili. The three-bean chili at this belovedbarbecue restaurantis a stew of black, red, and kidney beans, plus a generous amount of paprika and cayenne. Its topped with burnt ends, those gloriously fatty, flavorful pieces of brisket, which really add a punch to the classic dish.

Complaint alleging that the defendants vehicle crashed into plaintiff Alan Deaths motorcycle; Death lived.

Take one step into thisgastropubin Fells Point, and youll see thousands of Grand Marnier bottles, each belonging to one member of the pubs Grand Marnier club. The fantastic chili here, though, will make you forget all about your boozy surroundings. Its served with tortilla chips, sour cream, and cheddar cheese.

The case:Schmuck v. United Statesmade it to the U.S. Supreme Court in 1989. In a 5-4 vote, the court upheld the mail fraud conviction of a Schmuck from Illinois (specifically, Wayne T. Schmuck). The case involved Schmucks prosecution for rolling back car odometers and then falsifying the cars titles (thats where the mail fraud bit comes in; he mailed the title applications). But the issue didnt go to the Supreme Court because of odometer tampering by itselfthe larger issue was whether the jury in Schmucks case should have been instructed about the possibility to convict him for a lesser included charge. Wikipedia hasan incredibly detailed account of the case, ending with this gem:

Custard Standstarted out in 1991 as a take-out dairy bar, but customers loved their chili so much that the company shifted focus. The founders appeared onShark Tankin 2016, and today, you can enjoy their beefy hot dog chili or chili soup with beef and beans.

TheWest End Tap Housemakes a fine Wild Boar Sloppy Joe and raved-about Lambsicle appetizers, but for a hearty bowl of chili on a chilly day, you cant beat their elk chili, made with ground elk, black beans, and tomatoes and topped with plenty of cheese and onions .

The Loon Cafeis seriously crazy about chili. A few of the many options include Pintos Diablo Chili (ground beef, vegetables, and kidney beans) and Turkey White Bean (lean ground turkey breast and garlic tomato sauce). Various chilis are served with Texas toast, flour tortillas, or jalapeño cornbread.

The United States court system has played host to some pretty bizarre cases. Here are some in which thenamesof the cases jump out as totally bonkersthough the arguments are sometimes surprisingly bland.

For over a century,Chris Hot Dogshas enticed presidents, movie stars, and regular folk with its famous franks and legendary chili sauce. Founded by Chris Katechis, a Greek immigrant, the restaurant uses a secret family recipe to make 10 gallons of chili every day. Not only can you cover your hot dog or hamburger in it or order it by the bowl, you could also take home a pint ($5), quart ($9.50), or gallon ($35) to satisfy any off-hour cravings.

While in Honduras on business in early 1994, Mr. Rosen learned from a friend that a retired colonel from the Honduran military was seeking to sell a moon rock. When he found out that the asking price was $1 million, Mr. Rosen said he was not interested in purchasing it, as it sounded to [him] like the Brooklyn Bridge. Subsequently, however, Mr. Rosen did some investigating, and learned that a slide with specks of lunar dust had sold at a Sothebys auction for $500,000.

Customers rave about the chili atGrendels Den, a popular restaurant near Harvard Square. The Five Bean chili is unique and spectacular, thanks to the cilantro pesto and cornbread that accompany it.

The case:Elizabeth Terrible sued Joseph Terrible, in a post-divorce case that made it to the Supreme Court of Nevada. The dispute had to do with property owned during the marriage that was split up and sold as part of the divorce. The case is actuallyterribly boring.

[Mayo] alleges that Satan has on numerous occasions caused plaintiff misery and unwarranted threats, against the will of plaintiff, that Satan has placed deliberate obstacles in his path and has caused plaintiffs downfall.

Back in 1913, Joe Weiss moved from New York to Miami to try to improve his asthma. The lunch counter he opened has morphed into aMiami Beach landmarkthat serves stellar seafood and perfect pies. Although key lime pie is the classic choice here, the chocolate pecan and apple pies are also marvelous.

This case doesnt have much of an online presence, thoughthis summaryis tantalizing (especially the last two words):

(If you enjoy these, thank Kevin Underhill, who has beencollecting comical case namesfor years on his blog, and recentlywrote the bookon this subject.)

40. SOUTH CAROLINA // PAWLEYS FRONT PORCH

A. MR. ROSENS ACQUISITION OF THE ITEMS

12. IDAHO // BIG CITY COFFEE AND CAFE

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