This one comes from the “less than ideal litigation” department. The city of Batman, Turkey, is suing the movie studio responsible for the Batman movies. If you’re anything like me, your first reaction was likely “there’s a city named Batman?” And apparently there is, in the Kurdish section of Turkey. Your second reaction is “holy smokes, Batman! Whatever for?” if you’re a gigantic dork.
The lawsuit claims that using the town’s name without permission has led to psychological trauma for the town’s citizens, which has caused a high female suicide rate, as well as a number of unsolved murders. I’m interested to see how this works out. (Mostly because I’ve never actually seen a judge fall off her bench from laughing so hard.)
So the next time you’re feeling down, just think to yourself that it could be worse: you could be Batman.