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Strange marriages

February 24, 2012
The Journal

To the editor:

My son received for Christmas the 2011 volume of "Ripley's Believe It or Not!"

True stories include: In 2009 a Tokyo man married his animatronic girlfriend who only exists in his Nintendo DS game in a public ceremony officiated by a priest and followed by a traditional reception, speeches, and a DJ.

In March of 2010 Korean citizen Lee Jin-Gyu married a pillow bearing an image of a Japanese pop icon.

Two months later Uwe Mitzscherlich of Possendorf, Germany, married his cat, using an actress as a proxy.

Animal shelter staff in Cambridgeshire, England, married two greyhounds, "Pete" and "Zoe". Zoe wore a bridal dress and a 3-tier cake was served.

After looking at the book, a definition for marriage seems like a good idea.

Cynthia Surprenant

Sleepy Eye



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