A Korean man fell in love and eventually married a pillow with an anime character printed on it.
In China, women who remain unmarried until their late 20s are given the term “leftover women”.
A 18C. astronomer went to India to see a Transit of Venus. Delayed, he missed it, but decided to stay for the next one, in 8 years. The second try was clouded out. 3 years later he returned to France to find he’d been declared dead, his wife had remarried, and his estate was gone.
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.