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Apple probably already hard at work on the new iDo

Wedded Bliss

Apple probably hard at work on the new iDO

Josh and Ting Li were joined in matrimony at the place they initially got to know each other: the Fifth Avenue Apple Store in New York. Josh swears it was Ting's idea but admits he loved it. "I used to joke that the Apple Store is my church because I am not religious, and I loved everything Apple," he said. Apple did not authorize the wedding but did not interfere. If they had been real geniuses, they would have tried to sell them an AppleCare plan on the marriage. The couple was married by Henry Hu, a friend who dressed as Apple CEO Steve Jobs. Hu said he had trouble finding Jobs' trademark gray turtleneck, but eventually found one on clearance at Sears for $4.97, according to London's Daily Telegraph.

Couple finds keys to happy wedding

Vickie Sue Kilpatrick and Ronnie Cox met at a church in St. Augustine. So when it came time for them to get married . . . no it couldn't be that easy. The two bonded almost instantly over their mutual love of Ford Mustangs. And so when they got married on Sunday, it was at Bozard Ford Lincoln Mercury in St. Augustine, reports the Florida Times-Union. The dealership is closed on Sundays, so wedding planners were able to move cars around the showroom to make it the perfect location for a ceremony.

Saudi man learns about wife limit

A man in Jizan, Saudi Arabia, has been sentenced to 120 lashes for the crime of being simultaneously married to six women. The man's defense was that he was unaware of the four-wife limit imposed by Islamic law. But ignorance is no defense. The sentence also required the man to read two chapters of the Koran — presumably chapters dealing with marriage — and he is not permitted to lead prayers, according to BBC.

Faux fumble

It's okay to smuggle fake diamonds

An Angolan businessman was very upset to walk away from the Frankfurt, Germany, airport without being arrested. Because customs caught him smuggling a diamond into the country. But the detainment got complicated when it was discovered that the illegally mined "blood diamond" that he thought he was smuggling was actually a worthless fake. "Everyone was surprised. Especially the person who had been carrying it. He thought it was worth millions but has been released because he wasn't actually doing anything illegal," said customs officer Juergen Bland. Officers said the man had paid a lot for the worthless rock, and the prospect of walking away free did not mitigate the disappointment.

Compiled from Times wire services and other sources by staff writer Jim Webster, who can be reached at jwebster@sptimes.com.

Apple probably already hard at work on the new iDo 02/22/10 [Last modified: Monday, February 22, 2010 10:49pm]

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