London, Dec 29 (ANI): A fortune-teller uses asparagus to get a peek into the future, and has used the vegetable to predict the headlines for next year.
Mystic Jemima Packington has predicted that Gordon Brown will be ousted in the general election and that the economy will continue on a slow burn.
Packington, who claims to be the country's first asparamancer, makes her forecasts by throwing the vegetable in the air and analysing how it lands.
"Readings vary. Sometimes it will be absolutely instantaneous and other times it takes a little bit of interpretation," the Telegraph quoted her as saying.
"Some leap out at you and others take a little bit longer," she added.
She has even said that England will fare poorly in South Africa and crash out in the first or second round, but has predicted that Britain will experience an extended heatwave this summer.
Other forecasts she has made include a royal engagement and a high profile royal health scare or death.
As far as Hollywood is concerned, she has predicted that George Clooney and Helen Mirren will win Oscars in 2010.
"Vale of Evesham asparagus is not in season at the moment and I refuse to use anything else. I have made my predictions using asparagus sausages which might account for some slight anomalies," said Packington, from Pershore, Worcestershire.
To date, her predictions have been correct-she correctly identified the names and order of housemates that would be evicted from Big Brother 2008 - the only fortune teller to do so out of four clairvoyants. (ANI)