Being drunk can carry with it difficult consequences.
These might be summarized by the phrase "doing something incredibly stupid."
It's easy to forget in the morning, you might imagine. But some consequences only hit you years later. When you apply for a passport, for example.
A man in Dunedin, New Zealand, has just discovered that losing a bet four years ago has become more real than he thought.
As the New Zealand Herald reports, the 22-year-old man is now Full Metal Havok More Sexy N Intelligent Than Spock And All The Superheroes Combined With Frostnova.
It doesn't fit easily on a dating profile, does it?
However, the story goes that after he lost at poker he was forced to change his name to something just one character under the legal limit in New Zealand.
How these particular 99 characters came to pass is a mystery. One can only assume that he is himself something of a Trekkie or at least a technophile. Or that the name was forced upon him by technophiles who won the bet.
What's quite startling is that this name was accepted at all.
Names that have recently been rejected by New Zealand authorities include Majesty, King, Knight, Princess, Justice, Anal, V8, 89, Mafia No Fear, Lucifer, full stop and *.
Honestly, who would want to call themselves Anal? Someone proud of their OCD aspects?
It's not clear whether the man will change his name back to something more edible.
I wonder, though, how he currently introduces himself. "Hi, I'm Full," might incite strange reactions.
On the other hand, "Hi, I'm More Sexy N Intelligent Than Spock And All The Superheroes" would surely go down well on a first date.