20 People Who Married Bizarre Things
Barbie has become a worldwide phenomenon in the past 50 years and is the toy of choice for millions of young girls. The doll’s popularity, though, is not just restricted to youngsters, as many adults collect the toys or use them for other purposes. Chang His-hsum is unique in that he married a Barbie doll in an elaborate attempt to appease the spirit of his first wife who died some 20 years before.
In another instance of a person becoming enamored with a piece of architecture, Erika la Tour Eiffel married the Eiffel Tower in 2007 and even changed her name so that she can be known as Mrs. Eiffel Tower. She also spends much of her time trying to raise awareness of Object Sexuality, a fetish that involves sexual desires and actions with inanimate objects.
Everyone has heard of tree huggers, those people who want to protect the environment and love nature as much as any person. Emma McCabe went one step further, though, when she decided to get engaged to a tree she named Tim. Experts believe Emma may be suffering from a disorder known as dendrophilia, which causes people to have a deep attraction to trees. This woman doesn’t just plan to marry Tim though, she claims to have regular sexual intercourse with the tree as well.
Video Game Character
In 2009, a 27-year-old man from Tokyo decided to marry a virtual woman from the game Love Plus for the Nintendo DS. The character was Nene Anegasaki, an avatar that communicates with players, flirts with them and essentially nurtures a virtual relationship. The man, known only as Sal9000, wed Nene in a ceremony that consisted of 30 of his friends and a live stream over the internet. “I love this character, not a machine,” said Sal, when asked about the marriage. “I understand 100 percent that this is a game. I understand very well that I cannot marry her physically or legally.”