10 Interesting Facts About Marriage

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Whether you’re waiting to tie the knot or have been hitched for many years, these 10 interesting facts about marriage might still surprise you.


1
1 in every 5 couples has a sexless marriage.

2
80% of all marriages in history were between second cousins or closer.

3
In France, you can marry a dead person.

4
About 300 couples marry in Las Vegas every day.

5
A man married a dog in India as atonement.

6
A woman named Erika La Tour Eiffel "married" the Eiffel Tower in 2007.

7
There are 100 divorces every hour in the U.S.

8
Mail-order marriages are less likely to end in divorce than marriages overall in the U.S.

9
Marital infidelity was punishable with jail in South Korea until 2015.

10
The longest recorded marriage lasted 91 years and 12 days.