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Ultimate weddings, birthdays and funerals for geeks

Take your love for gadgets all the way

If you've ever dreamed of marrying a video-game character, having your ashes put in a computer, or holding your wedding on the deck of Star Trek's USS Enterprise, you're not alone. Geeks before you have had the same ideas - and some have even implemented them.

When it comes to weddings, birthdays, and funerals, we all put our own stamp on these celebrations. And that includes geeks.

There's no reason why your entire wedding party shouldn't know how much you love Star Wars or Super Mario.

Take a look at some of the geekiest weddings, birthday parties, and yes, even funerals, that have taken place over the years.

SPARCstation Urn

When some geeks die, their greatest wish might be to be cryogenically frozen and brought back to life when Apple no longer rules the world.

We can't do that yet - but you could spend eternity in the bowels of a computer.

This old SPARCstation was repurposed as an urn for one William Watson's ashes - complete with a nice plaque that features the deceased's last words: 'Beam me up Scotty. I'm done here'.

Image Credit: Flickr user sam 3.14

Guy marries video-game character

Ever wish that sexy night-elf was a real person, so that you could, um, take her out on a date?

You're not the first guy to lust after a video-game character - think of all the teenage years lost over Lara Croft - but a man in Japan was the first guy to marry one.

A 27-year-old college student, known as 'Sal9000', married Nene Anegasaki, a character in the Nintendo DS game 'Love Plus', in November 2009.

The ceremony was livecast on Nico Nico Douga, a popular Japanese video-sharing website.

Image Credit: BoingBoing

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