Jerry Lee Lewis courted so much controversy by marrying his 13 year old cousin at the age of 22 that he went from playing $10,000 concert halls to $250 dollar a night dive bars.
Here’s a brief interview with Jerry Lee Lewis and Myra shortly after their marriage.
Wife selling was a traditional English practice for ending an unsatisfactory marriage. Instead of dealing with an expensive and dragged-out divorce, a husband would take his wife to market and parade her with a halter around her neck, arm, or waist, before publicly auctioning her to the highest bidder.
The happiest marriages are those where the wife is able to calm down quickly after arguments.
Two British twins who were separated at birth and adopted by different parents ended up marrying each other without knowing they were siblings. Upon realizing they were twins, a British court annuled the marriage.
A woman in Florida didn’t just marry a Ferris wheel, she renewed her wedding vows to it. And fed it pizza.
The first same-sex marriage license in the US was issued 39 years ago, in Boulder, CO (by county clerk Clela Rorex, who later refused a marriage license to a man and his horse… because the underage horse did not have parental consent).
The longest living married couple in the world is Karam Chand and Kartari Chand as of March 4th 2014 they have been married for 88 years and 83 days. They have lived all their lives in Bradford, United Kingdom.
Both women and men tend to be less happy in marriages where the woman makes more money.
An Italian man under house arrest asked to go to prison in order to avoid having to deal with his wife.