When we think of marriage, we usually picture a doe-eyed couple staring lovingly into each other’s eyes while saying their wedding vows. There are some people however whose concept of marriage is very different from most of the world.
Check out these following people who really took the saying “Love can take many forms” too literally and married these following non-consenting objects:
1. Barbie Doll
Chang His-hsum married a Barbie doll in an elaborate attempt to appease the spirit of his first wife who died some 20 years before.
2. Berlin Wall
Eija-Ritta Berliner-Mauer, a woman with a bizarre fetish for inanimate objects has revealed she has been married to the Berlin Wall for 29 years. “I find long, slim things with horizontal lines very sexy,” said Eija-Ritta. “The Great Wall of China’s attractive, but he’s too thick – my husband is sexier.” Unfortunately for the woman, the wall was torn down in 1989, leaving her without her husband.
3. A Car
Edward Smith, a man who claims to have had sex with more than 1,000 cars has finally settled down and married Volkswagen Beetle called Vanilla.
4. A Clay Pot
Salvita, an Indian woman took part in a wedding ceremony in 2005 where she married a clay pot, which was a substitute for her absent husband, who was unable to attend the ceremony due to an emergency at work.
5. A Computer
The psychology student Bill Rifka is currently in a homosexual relationship with an iBook laptop computer. He claims however that he is not always loyal and confesses that he’s “often flirted with many a sweet laptop on eBay and felt true desire”.
Joseph Guiso, married his Labrador in front of 30 of his closest friends and family. According to Guiso, he and his wife never engage in sexual activity and that they are just committed friends.
7. Eiffel Tower
An American woman named Erika LaBrie married the Eiffel Tower in 2007 and even changed her name so that she can be known as Mrs. Eiffel Tower.
8. A Goat
A man who was caught having sex with a goat was forced by the goat’s owner to marry the disgraced goat and pay a dowry of $50.
Chen Wei Yih, a 30-year-old Taiwanese woman came up the idea of marrying herself after being pressured by family and friends to get married. This will make the divorce really awkward.
Kevin Nadal chose to marry himself as a way to raise awareness for single people who are stigmatized for not being in a relationship.
11. My Little Pony Character
A man claiming to be the fiancé of My Little Pony character Twilight Sparkle contacted a user of online community DeviantArt to demand he stop drawing sexual pictures of his imaginary pony-bride. Wow, these dudes really need to stay away from the Internet for a while.
12. Picture Of Himself
Liu Ye, a 39-year old Chinese man married a life-sized cutout photo of himself wearing a red bridal gown. Remarked one guest, “It is a real grand wedding except that the bride is a photo.”
Lee Jin-gyu, a South Korean man, wed a large pillow in a ceremony in 2010.
A robot fan who goes by the pseudonym Davecat has shunned ‘organic women’ to marry the synthetic doll and keep another as a mistress.
15. Sonic The Hedgehog
A woman claiming to have fallen in love with Sonic The Hedgehog actually married the video game character in 2005.
16. A Snake
Another Indian woman fell in love with a snake and proceeded to marry the animal in 2006 in a ceremony that included more than 2,000 people.
17. A Steam Engine
Like almost everyone else on this list, Joachim is attracted to inanimate objects. He claims he’s had relationships with machines and vehicles but has chosen to settle down with a Steam Engine Train.
Emma McCabe, a woman who experts believe may be suffering from dendrophilia, a disorder which causes people to have a deep attraction to trees, got engaged to a tree named Tim. Emma McCabe also claims to have regular sexual intercourse with the tree. Wow.
19. Video Game Character
A 27-year-old man from Tokyo decided to marry a character named Nene Anegasaki from the game Love Plus for the Nintendo DS.
20. Fairground Ride
Amy Weber of Pennsylvania married a fairground ride called 1001 Nacht, a gondola ride that she travels to visit at least 10 times every year. Talk about a rollercoaster relationship.