Philosophers may be content to sit around debating the meaning of life. One woman in Pennsylvania has sparked an equally mind-bending debate: Should lettuce be considered trash? The woman was sitting in a Wal-Mart parking lot consuming a meal from McDonald's when she threw some unwanted lettuce out of her car window. A police officer witnessed the act and cited her for littering.
The accused litterer claimed that because the vegetable came from the ground, it could be returned there. When the woman failed to show up in court to voice her argument, she was convicted and fined $173.50.