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Cypriot ‘sorceress’ on trial for eggy remedy

Having marital problems? Have you tried putting an egg in your underpants? A woman on Cyprus is on trial for sorcery after pledging to ward off a curse apparently plaguing a man’s relationship with his wife and mother-in-law. The suggested remedy consisted of an egg, a spoon, a nail, some pubic hair and underpants, local media reported yesterday. «She cracked the egg into my underpants,» the 37-year-old man told a district court in the capital Nicosia. The elderly woman requested some 5,000 Cyprus pounds ($12,195) for her efforts, the man said, so he went to the police. Sorcery is banned on Cyprus, though many people indulge in card readings and palmistry and read signs in the dregs of coffee cups. (Reuters)