“Once she allowed me to I put the pasta strainer on my head, I took the biggest, cheesiest smile I probably ever took,” said Texas Tech Student Eddie Castillo.

What was once used as a tool to drain pasta is now a religious symbol. After a month long battle with DPS, Castillo was allowed to take his official government ID photo while wearing a pasta strainer, which he says is a symbol of his religion “Pastafarianism.”

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