The bleak tale of a real shotgun wedding gone wrong.
While the concept of a shotgun wedding has been around since, well, before shotguns were invented, rarely do the firearms ever actually show up at the wedding. And for good reason, though guns don't kill people, excitable people with guns do. A couple in Sicily ended up having their wedding day turned upside down with a firearm mishap.
A study in London shows that smart dudes just don't cop to infidelity.
Stop me if you've heard this one: Men who cheat are misogynist pigs who wish they could just club women over the head and drag them back to their lair to have their way with them. Totally over-blowing it, right? Not so black-and-white, right? Sometimes there are circumstances, right? You can't expect powerful, charming and rich men to just turn it off, right? Whatever your stance on male infidelity, know this: men who cheat aren't the sharpest tools in the shed (though some of them are tools in general).
One reluctant groom experiences an extreme case of cold feet.
You know how some guys really just seem hesitant to get married? Maybe they have some commitment phobia or think that putting a ring-a-ding on it will steal their youth. There are as at least as many reasons as there are common-law married couples for cold feet. Well, not sure if you've seen this video but this gentleman's feet were approaching absolute zero.
Is a wedding the right venue for competitive eating?
A professional competitive eater named Hall Hunt decided that you cannot stop being who you are even on your wedding day. He married a 25-year-old named Emily Wright and, in a tip of the cap to his part-time vocation, they had a wedding cake eat-off. And for extra strange love, the two invited competitive eating champion Joey Chestnut to enter the fray.
In some places, it is customary for the bride and groom to exchange wedding and/or engagement gifts. But all these guys with their monogrammed letter openers, Waterford salad bowls, and coupons for snuggles and car detailing got nothing on this fellow from the Show Me state. In Missouri, a man gave his bride a winning lotto ticket.
A woman from New Jersey picked up a man in her car and began performing a sex act on him (you have exactly one guess which one) and they crashed into something or other. The car was then set afire and she decided to tell Johnny Law that her ride was taken from her at gunpoint. But police are good at figuring out obvious lies and busted her. She should have followed this guide to car sex.
Everyone has sent a text message, perhaps amorous in nature, and re-read it after it made its way into the electronic communication soup. Did you fat-finger a word or two? Did T9 predictively text mangle your words? Once, I ended a text to a platonic friend with "I love you," which is way more embarrassing than saying it as you hang up the phone. I had to write back immediately that I was on a very powerful cough medication. But inadvertently sending a spicy little note to someone... can you imagine the embarrassment?
As you're probably aware, a number of kooky couples have recently thrown their weddings in retail locations or restaurant chains. Wal-Mart held a contest. A couple did it themselves in a Home Depot. And Taco Bell and TJ Maxx also made the list. But there are worse (and in some ways even awesomer) places to get hitched.
Priapism was once the biggest problem with Viagra; now it could be STDs.
Men in the over 40 set on ED medication have a better chance getting STIs. Men taking your Viagra, Cialis etc are three times as likely to get VD as men in the same age group not using erectile dysfunction medication.
It's court-ordered cohabitation for a New York couple.
A real Shecky Green of a judge in Williamsburg, NY (that's hipsterville, USA) has told a splitting couple to put up a "divorce wall" in their Victorian home, as the husband refuses to move out. The couple, Pinchs and Nechama Gold, are Orthodox Jews who have been together for 21 years. Things, however, just aren't working. Unfortunately, New York is the last of the lower 48 states to still forbid no-fault divorces, so the couple has been forced to find a way to blame each other for the separation they both so desperately desire.
Taiwan is another Asian nation with a huge replacement rate problem.
As you likely know, the island nation of Japan is on the losing end of a population battle. It's not that the oldsters are making things miserable for the younger folks with measures like adding stool softener to the drinking water. It's just that young people aren't making babies fast enough. There must be something in the water in that section of the Pacific, as the island nation of Taiwan is having troubles making babies too. Maybe there's some industrial pollutant making its way from the Yangtze River into the East China Sea. Whatever the case, the country that calls itself the Republic of China has one of the lowest birthrates, and it's up to the Ministry of the Interior to get the population a-procreating.