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Montreal Madness of 1892

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People acted weird in familiar NOTW fashion even over a century ago, as this Montreal newspaper reveals.

Posted By: Paul - Fri May 01, 2015 - Comments (5)
Category: Emotions, Newspapers, Husbands, Wives, Nineteenth Century, Mental Health and Insanity

Deformed nipples as grounds for divorce

An Australian man has explained that when he discovered his wife had "deformed" nipples — which he only discovered two years after they got married in 1972 because it took that long before he saw her undressed — that was when he knew he wanted out of the marriage, but he stayed with her out of a sense of duty, and they proceeded to have 3 children together before finally separating in 2011. But for the sake of deciding how to divide up joint assets, he feels the marriage should be considered to have ended in 1974, at the moment of the nipple disfigurement discovery. The judge, however, didn't buy the argument. [stuff.co.nz]

Posted By: Alex - Mon Apr 13, 2015 - Comments (6)
Category: Husbands, Wives, Divorce, Marriage

Woodrow Wilson on the Make

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No escape from the media, even in 1915, as President Wilson courts Edith Galt.

Original photo here.

Posted By: Paul - Wed Mar 25, 2015 - Comments (0)
Category: Government, Politics, Husbands, Wives, 1910s, Cars

Nagging as divorce cause

The 1947 case of DeWaal vs. DeWaal established nagging as legitimate grounds for divorce (in Nebraska). I assume this was before the availability of no-fault divorce. (A quick google search reveals that Nebraska only adopted a no-fault divorce law in 1972.)

Note that Mrs. DeWaal argued that her husband was at fault (and not herself) because he went to motion picture theaters and read "sensational magazines."


(left) The Harrisburg Evening News - Oct 28, 1947; (right) The Lincoln Star - Oct 24, 1947

Posted By: Alex - Sun Mar 22, 2015 - Comments (4)
Category: Law, Lawsuits, Husbands, Wives, 1940s

Mt. Rainier Practical Joke

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A most excellent prank.

Original article here.

Posted By: Paul - Thu Jan 29, 2015 - Comments (4)
Category: Husbands, Wives, 1980s, Pranks

Bobbitt v2.0h NO!

Taking her lead from the famed Mrs. Bobbit, Mrs. Feng Lung of China not only counted coup once but snuck into the hospital to redo the act a second time.

The UPI has all the details but, alas, has omitted the instruction manual. Maybe Fiskars has something you ladies may find helpful.

Posted By: Expat47 - Thu Jan 15, 2015 - Comments (11)
Category: Husbands, Wives, Genitals

His wife was his aunt

I can't quite figure out what dentist Jeffrey Gordon was up to. Was the plan to annul his marriage in order to remarry his wife to make their marriage fully legal? That's what I'm assuming. The law legalizing marrying your aunt-by-marriage must not have been retroactive. But evidently his wife didn't fully trust him. So there must have been more to the story.
Source: The Paris Texas News - Sep 29, 1960.

Posted By: Alex - Thu Dec 18, 2014 - Comments (10)
Category: Family, Husbands, Wives, 1960s

Marital Bliss


Source: The Coshocton Tribune - Mar 20, 1937

Posted By: Alex - Fri Dec 05, 2014 - Comments (4)
Category: Husbands, Wives, Marriage, 1930s

The Relaxed Wife

Posted By: Paul - Wed Oct 29, 2014 - Comments (7)
Category: Bad Habits, Neuroses and Psychoses, Husbands, Wives, 1950s

John and Mary Newlywed

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In 1925 and 1926, Popular Science featured the antics of "John and Mary Newlywed," a young married couple so stupid they did everything wrong around the house. In the instance above from March 1926, John and Mary--despite having perfected anti-gravity as attested to by the unsupported car--are about to blow themselves up and smother themselves with gas fumes.

I regret the Newlyweds did not have a longer run. They would have been the Gallant-less Goofuses of the hobbyist set.

Posted By: Paul - Thu Sep 11, 2014 - Comments (20)
Category: Husbands, Wives, 1920s, Goofs and Screw-ups

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