3. Splitting Up, Literally: Cambodian Husband Saws House In Half
Cambodian couple Moeun Sarim, 42, and his wife, Vat Navy, had been married for 18 years when they got in an argument and mentioned divorce. Talk about splitting assets: the disgruntled husband showed up with his relatives and literally sawed the couple's wooden home in half. No small feat, given that the traditional abode was built on stilts. Local officials and law enforcement tried to calm him down, but to no effect: maybe that's because he was upset about his younger wife's alleged affair with a policeman. Bonus Splittage: A 43-year-old German man did the same thing in 2007, chain-sawing half of his family's log cabin then trucking it to his brother's property. "The man said he was just taking his due," a police spokesman said. "But I don't think his wife was too pleased."
2. One-Night-Stand Gives Woman Herpes; She Creates "STD All-Stars" Posters And Blog
Girl meets boy at party. Shenanigans ensue (i.e. unprotected oral sex). Later, girl discovers boy gave her herpes. He really should have returned her phone calls… When he didn't, not only did she post 400 flyers in their 'hood featuring his photo and the term "STD All-Stars," she created a blog that got a lot of buzz. Sadly, the blog's no longer live, but we're sure the herpes still is. Is Revenge Cheating OK?
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1. (500) Days Of Summer: A Movie Deal Is The Ultimate Revenge
If you've seen the movie about greeting-card writer Tom's obsession with indie dream-girl Summer, you know the opening credits include the disclaimer that "any resemblance to people living or dead is purely coincidental," with the slight twist: "Especially you, Jenny Beckman. B***h." When writer Scott Neastadter was dumped by a fair English lass, he translated his heartache into a movie script. Add some Zooey Deschanel and a few songs by the Smiths, and you've got a hit, plus the perfect revenge. As Scott told The Daily Mail, "Thanks to this script and the process of writing it down, I was able to liberate myself from my own misery. I'm two years into another relationship and have never been happier." But what about Jenny Beckman? "After writing the screenplay, I met up with Jenny for the first and only time since we broke up…. I gave her the script…. Some time later she wrote me a letter. She loved the story, she said. It had surprised and moved her because she really related to Tom. Yes, incredibly, Jenny hadn't recognized herself as Summer at all."
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