Asparagus mystic offers tips for the future

By | March 14, 2008

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A fortune-teller has claimed she can divine people’s futures by using asparagus

Jemima Packington, who likes to call herself the UK’s only “asparamancer”, has been testing out her technique at the British Trade and Travel Fair at Birmingham’s NEC.

Ms Packington, from Worcester, throws the asparagus spears onto the floor and makes her predictions based on how they land. She says she stumbled across her asparagus-predicting skills a few years ago by chance, after some stalks fell on the floor and she made a prediction which came true.

… She has even used her gift of asparagus foresight on actor Tony Robinson, who played Baldrick in the comedy series Black Adder. The asparagus he threw landed in the shape of a number four. Ms Packington predicted he should grab an opportunity that would present itself. He said he felt as if a great burden had been lifted off his shoulders after his mystical encounter. – telegraph

I predict I will eat asparagus soon. Again, our brains are flawed. We add meaning where there is none based on our expectations without realizing we do so.

I just threw some cheese in the air and based on how it landed, I predict that you will have some interesting experience with a shoe tomorrow. When you do, be sure to tell us about it in a comment here.

 

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