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Icarus - The Mediterranean Partnership for Children vs. Daedalus

The Mediterranean Partnership for Children vs. Daedalus

Case Description: Complainants (the M.P.C.) accuses Defendant (Daedalus) of reckless endangerment of a minor. When brilliant inventor, Daedalus, and his son, Icarus, were imprisoned by King Minos, Daedalus created wings of wax and feathers, allowing him and his son to fly away from the island of Crete. Unfortunately, Icarus flew too close to the sun, which melted the wax in his wings and caused him to fall to his death in the sea.

Case Status: Case dismissed. Daedalus warned his son repeatedly to not fly too close to the sun or the sea. Instead of listening to his father, Icarus flew higher and higher and died for his misbehavior.

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