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By Kirstin Buick
07 January 2014

Former US Air Force soldier Erika Eiffel (41) shocked the world when she married the Eiffel Tower but she’s not the only person who has raised eyebrows over the years for marrying an inanimate object. The condition of developing romantic feelings or being attracted to inanimate objects is called objectophile. We’ve rounded up a few examples.

Former US Air Force soldier Erika Eiffel (41) shocked the world when she married the Eiffel Tower but she’s not the only person who has raised eyebrows over the years for marrying an inanimate object. The condition of developing romantic feelings or being attracted to inanimate objects is called objectophile. We’ve rounded up a few examples.

Videogame

A man from Japan known as Sal 9000 said his I do’s to Nene Anegasaki, a character from the Nintendo DS video game Love Plus in 2009.  Sal dressed up in his white tux to marry the doe-eyed Nene in the presence of friends and Web users watching who were watching the wedding ceremony live online.

A pillow

Lee Jin-gyu of South Korea married a body pillow bearing an illustration of an anime character, Fate Testarossa, in 2010. The character is printed on the body pillow. We’d rather not think of the honeymoon.

A fairground ride

Amy Wolfe of the US married a fairground ride in an amusement park. She fell for the ride when she was 13. According to The Telegraph, Amy slept with a picture of the ride on her ceiling and carried the ride’s spare nuts and bolts around to feel closer to it.

A truck

Maria Griffin of the US was unable to get aroused by men but was attracted to her truck. So she tied the knot with the vehicle on Valentine’s Day. Maria didn’t shy away from letting the world know her sex life with the truck is “amazing”.

The Berlin wall

The most famous wedding to an object is of Eija-Riitta Berliner-Mauer, who married the Berlin Wall in 1979. Her fetish is said to have started when she was just a child. The wall was torn down in in 1989 and Eija said, “What they did was awful. They mutilated my husband". She is said to have shifted affections to a nearby garden fence.

- Katlego Mkhwanazi

Sources: newser.com; thefrisky.com; The Telegraph; timeforlearning.net

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