2020 For the Win: Man Arrested For Trying to Cook a Chicken in a Yellowstone Hot Spring

Brittany M. Hughes | November 5, 2020
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It doesn't get more 2020 than this.

A man has been charged and fined $1,200 for trying to cook a chicken in a hot spring at Yellowstone National Park. And no, I’m not joking.

According to this, back in August the park received reports of a group of people hiking toward Yellowstone’s Shoshone Geyser Basin toting cookware. When park authorities showed up to see what was going on, they found “two whole birds in a burlap sack resting in a hot spring with cookware nearby,” the NYPost reports. A group of 10 including the man in question and a young child, was found nearby.

The man, who it turns out is from Idaho Falls, was fined $1,200 - $600 for each bird - and banned from the park for at least two years for violating at least two park rules: one against placing things in the hot springs, and the other for wandering off the marked path into areas banned on account of potential scalding.

And yet, we have nearly two full months left in the weirdest year in recent history.

Carry on.




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