Say “I Suppose You’ll Do” With a Poundland Engagement Ring

Are you a man? Have you been badgered into proposing even though there are few taxable benefits to the union nowadays? Then why not show your disillusionment with the institution of marriage by proposing with a Poundland engagement ring. Read More >>

Fortnite is Being Blamed For a Rising Number of UK Divorces

Yeah, you read that right: Fortnite, the multiplayer battle royale game that's taken the world by storm, is allegedly responsible for much more than distracting swathes of school children: it's breaking up marriages, too. According to a blog published by Divorce Online, the company has received 200 divorce petitions citing "addiction to Fortnite" as a reason for divorce. Those 200 petitions make up roughly 5% of the cases handled by the company since January 2018. Read More >>

Supreme Court Heads to Northern Ireland for Gay Cake

The case of Northern Ireland bakery chain Ashers is about to be decided by the Supreme Court, and for the first time in its history the court's judges are devolving to Belfast to pass their ruling. Read More >>

YOU SHALL NOT PASS (Through the Sacrament of Marriage) Mr Napster

Ian McKellen, of latter day Gandalf and Magneto fame, has revealed that he turned down the chance to bank a quick £1m by officiating at a rich man's wedding while dressed as fantasy kingpin Gandalf. Read More >>

Ikea Adds Cheap Webcam Weddings to Product Listings

Ikea is suggesting that having the bride and groom gather around a webcam is an ideal way to manage a wedding online, with a variety of backdrops letting couples get married in the location of their dreams -- but for pretend and really cheap and with Twitter open in another tab so the event is not too boring. Read More >>

Researchers: Let’s Blame Online Porn For Global Marriage Decline

The decline of marriage across the globe is often blamed on a number of different factors: cultural changes, economic strife, the rise of cohabitation... and now the easy availability of porn online is getting fingered. Read More >>

Charles Manson to Marry Prison Visitor

Charles Manson, the 80-year-old US murderer, has been granted a license to get married. His victim will be a 26-year-old "groupie" who's been visiting him in jail for nine years. Read More >>

French Woman to Marry Boyfriend…Who Died Two Years Ago

Romantics may claim that love never dies, but even the most syrupy of lovehearts will find this one a little bit creepy. A grieving French lady has requested that President Francois Hollande gives her permission to marry her deceased boyfriend, and the saucy leader has said yes. Read More >>

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Google Glass Marriage Proposals Show Why Glass Makes Everything Awful

The folks at Google Glass put together a Valentine's Day video showing the Glass-eye view of five couples' marriage proposals. It's cute. It's heartwarming. It's the worst. Read More >>

The Science of Marrying Your Cousin

In modern western society, marrying your cousin is not well accepted. Through a combination of old prejudices and present-day conventional wisdom about inherited birth defects, first cousin marriage is seen by many as a little too close for comfort, as well as a bad idea if you want children. Read More >>

“Gut Reaction” Scientific Love Test May Predict Chance of a Successful Marriage

Scientists have come up with a modern take on the age old concept of the love test, which they claim successfully measures whether partners are actually suited to each other or just going along with it all for the sake of it. Read More >>

A Molecular Scientist Wrote This Marriage Proposal in DNA

2012 has been a good year for elaborate marriage proposals but none more impressive perhaps than this anonymous scientist's efforts. He bent the molecular instructions for life itself to his will—or as IOKTBS explains, "DNA amplified to different sized fragments via the polymerase chain reaction, and then seperated [sic] by size on a gel." Either way, it obviously worked. Check out the full image below. Read More >>