BRAIN ON DRUGS:
Ready to say "I do"? Well, be sure to keep the glitz and glamour to a minimum if you want it to last. A recent study claims couples who have flashy weddings are more likely to get divorced. A research firm, Splendid Insights, did a survey and found couples who spent more than $30,000 on their big day were more likely to worry about impressing their guests. That's compared to the couples who spent under $10,000. And this isn't the first study to point from dollars to divorce. An academic study of American marriages in 2014 found couples who planned a pricey spectacle were more likely to get divorced. According to the Wedding Report, the average American couple spent $26,000 on their wedding in 2017. Food is the biggest expense, averaging about $4,700 followed by location ($3,600) and the engagement ring ($3,400). The average newlyweds also spend $2,800 on photography, $1,600 on flowers and $800 on invitations. wate.com
Fifty-year-old Chaffie Brown of Baton Rouge, Louisiana was arrested and charged with bigamy after it was discovered that he was married to two women at the same time. Brown’s wife of 25 years complained to the Sheriff's Office after she found paperwork with her husband's name and another's woman's name on it. He told his first wife he needed to buy a house in Baton Rouge because he frequently worked long hours there. But his first wife became suspicious when she found car insurance documents indicating that Brown had added his second wife to a policy on a car he shared with his first wife. Brown's first wife, whom he married in 1993, lives in Laplace, just 56 miles to the southeast of his second wife, who lives in Baton Rouge. So, for five years neither of the women, nor the local authorities, knew about Brown's alleged double life. (https://goo.gl/C27Cij)
Toto was paid $125 per week while filming The Wizard of Oz.
The only member of the band ZZ Top without a beard has the last name Beard.
The electric chair was invented by a dentist.
LINK TO TODAY'S WORD - Grandiloquent Words
-A misunderstood or misinterpreted word or phrase resulting from a mishearing of the lyrics of a song.
"Gladly, the cross-eyed bear."
"Gladly The Cross I'd Bear."
"There's a bathroom on the right."
"There's a bad moon on the rise."
Bad Moon Rising, Creedence Clearwater
"Excuse me while I kiss this guy."
"Excuse me while I kiss the sky."
Purple Haze, Jimi Hendrix
"Dead ants are my friends; they're blowin' in the wind."
"The answer my friend is blowin' in the wind."
Blowin' In The Wind, Bob Dylan
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