Education: The Chocolate Judge

In any other court, it might have seemed that the bench was having a little joke, but District Judge Karl Holzschuh of Darmstadt, Germany, meant every word he said. The defendant in the case was a 17-year-old boy who had just been convicted of stealing a motorcycle and roaring about the streets. The judge, however, had no intention of clapping him in jail. "You will never know the beauties of nature," said he, "if all you do is drive through it like a madman." The boy's sentence: a year-long membership in the local walking...

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