Looking for luck in all the wrong places? Tired of those run-of-the-mill four-leaf clovers and their laughable lack of luck? Then step right up, my friend, and feast your wondering eyes upon Philip J. Fry's fondest fixation, the 7-Leaf Clover Cell Phone Charm!
If a four-leaf clover bestows luck upon the finder based on its rarity, wouldn't a five-leaf clover be even luckier? And so on down the line?
How amazingly lucky is Shigeo Obara of Hanamaki City, Iwate, Japan, who discovered an astonishing 56-leaf clover on May 10 of 2009?
Luck to the 56th degree is pretty, pretty rare but for those who don't have the time to search acres and acres of clover patches, today is your lucky day: Tokyo's Strapya World stocks a very limited supply of 7-leaf clovers, sealed in clear acrylic plastic - way safer than a Ronco Record Vault, amiright?
Attach it to your rucksack, purse, jacket zipper pull or cell phone... anywhere you need a little extra luck. In time, and after an eminently fortunate life, have it interred with your remains at Orbiting Meadows National Cemetery. It's all good, and it's all a bit better when you've got the luck of the Fryrish on your side.
For those unfamiliar, “The Luck of the Fryrish” is a particularly poignant episode of the animated cartoon program Futurama. Without giving too much away, our hero Philip J. Fry finds a 7-leaf clover as a child and later... MUCH later... learns a lesson on the indomitability of the human spirit and the persistence of memory.
Care to beat the odds and “find” your very own 7-leaf clover? Strapya packs each charm in a gift box but warns “We can't assure you that this product will be in stock because we will receive them irregularly.” If you're, ahem, in luck, they'll have received a shipment and you can place your order at Strapya's website for just 4,720 yen, or around $56.90 each.