Outrageous

First Degree Yawning

How's this for discipline? According to Haaretz, an Israeli soldier has been sentenced to 21 days for yawning during a memorial service for assassinated Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. The yawn "was allegedly long and loud,"causing the senior officer who was speaking to pause "for a few minutes." The soldier was tried for the "disrespectful act," but his mother insisted that he was not disrespectful, only tired, and that "yawning is known to be an uncontrollable physical act." Brief thought experiment: Imagine if America had a similar law. What would have happened to this kid?