Marrying an older man shortens a woman’s lifespan, but having a younger husband reduces it even more.
Lawrence John Ripple robbed a bank and then waited in the lobby, later telling the investigators he’d rather be in jail than with his wife.
In the 1920s a Chicago man convinced his wife to pull out all her teeth then refused to get her dentures because it was ‘cheaper to feed her with soup than solid food’. She took him to court and he was ordered to get her 2 new sets of teeth and a beefsteak a week.
In Denmark, if you are unmarried at 25, you’ll get cinnamon thrown all over you on your birthday.
The first Pastafarian wedding took place in New Zealand in April. The guests wore eye patches and it took place on a pirate ship.
In Vietnam, marriage applicants must acquire a Certificate of Good Mental Health from a doctor, proving that they are “mentally sound for marriage”, before being allowed to marry.
Between 28 and 32 is, statistically, the best age to get married.
In England until the early 20th century, a man wishing to separate from his wife could lead her to market by a halter and sell her to the highest bidder.