Man marries dog for luck - then dies
From correspondents in Kathmandu
February 5, 2004
A 75-year-old man in Nepal married a dog in a local custom to ensure good luck only to die three days later, a newspaper reported Wednesday.
With his son and other relatives by his side, Phulram Chaudhary tied the knot with a dog Saturday in Durgauli village in the southwestern Kailali district.
He was following a custom of his Tharu community which holds that an old man who regrows teeth must take a dog as a bride.
"He believed that this would help him avoid great misfortune later in life. However, he died a few days afterward," the state-run daily Gorkhapatra said.
Gotta love irony.