Marriage is a sacred rite in most places. Men and women marry and make children, thus making the world keep going. Sometimes, same sex people marry. However, some marriages are so strange that they make international headlines. Here are some of the strange things, some living, some not that a few people choose as life partners.
Most recently, a man from South Korea married a large pillow with a picture of Fate Testarosa, an Anime character girl on it. The pillow wore a wedding dress. He was not the only pillow lover.
Apparently, several other people also married one of the Anime pillows. Anime is a Japanese cartoon featuring mostly young, sexy women.
Taichi Takashita, a Japanese man, collected over 1,000 signatures on a petition to get such marriages legally recognized. Presently, Japan only recognizes the legality of a marriage between one man and one woman.
A British woman, Emma, fell in love with a hi-fi that she named Jake. She claims that she “makes love” to it every day. She suffers from Aspergers syndrome and has trouble relating to people. She has also fallen in love with radios.
Amy Wolfe, a New York woman plans to marry a magic carpet ride that she fell in love with at a Pennsylvania amusement park called Knoebels,
Amy’s previous relationships include a church organ, the Twin Towers, a banister rail, and models of space ships.
In France, about ten people a year get married to someone who has died. One young woman named Magali Jaskiewicz persuaded officials to marry her to her fiancé, Jonathan George, who died in a motorcycle accident two days before the planned wedding. France allows people to marry someone who died after they planned the wedding.
People in other countries also sometimes marry a deceased fiancé or fiancée.
In 2002, a Hindu woman claimed that she fell in love with a snake, a cobra that lived in an anthill near her home. The groom forgot to show up but the ceremony went on anyway with a brass serpent substituted for her wayward lover. She says that she and the snake have a strange communication and she leaves bowls of milk out for him to drink. Her neighbors think the marriage will bring prosperity to the area.
A woman Erika La Tour Eiffel, 37, who lives in San Francisco, tied the knot with the Eiffel Tower recently. She changed her name from something else to acknowledge her new husband.
Her previous relationships include a bow, a piece of fence, and the Berlin Wall.
Apparently, several people have married the bigamist Berlin Wall, both men and women.
A woman plans to marry a Ferris wheel and another, her own grandson.
Most people follow the time honored and God ordained rites of marriage and marry a fellow human being not closely related to him/her. Some people marry themselves, dead people or inanimate objects, such as cartoon pillows, buildings, or other things.
Many of these people suffer from mental difficulties. Some have Aspergers syndrome and experience difficulty pursuing relationships with people. Aspergers syndrome is a form of Autism.
It is fun to hear about these weird unions, but people who enter into them are serious about them. We can only wish them love!
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