An Olive Pit Basically Destroyed Dennis Kucinich’s Life

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Ohio congressman Dennis Kucinich "sustained serious permanent dental and oral injuries requiring multiple surgical and dental procedures" after chomping down on an unpitted olive hidden in a wrap he ordered from the congressional cafeteria nearly three years ago, he claims in a $150,000 lawsuit against the cafeteria's operators. He also suffered from a vague "loss of enjoyment." Kucinich is entitled to his day in court, but he has to be careful — people might start to not take him seriously. [Gawker]