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Keep Your Eyes Peeled for Easter Witches Keep Your Eyes Peeled for Easter Witches

See any witches zipping around last night? If so, that’s because it was Maundy Thursday, and apparently Swedish Easter traditions bear more than a passing resemblance to American Halloween.

After Only 1,000 Years, Jousting Competitions Open to Female Knights After Only 1,000 Years, Jousting Competitions Open to Female Knights

Yas, knights! Lance your way straight through that glass ceiling!

The Best Time I Got That Goddamn Elf Off My Goddamn Shelf 

Imagine chewing on some freshly broken glass, then chasing it with a pint of nail polish remover, while the Chipmunks play at 11 in the background: that’s the psychic equivalent of reading Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition, whose introduction manages to be both ominous and shrill.

Don't Create a New Surname With Your Spouse Unless You're Ready to Piss People Off Don't Create a New Surname With Your Spouse Unless You're Ready to Piss People Off

Although creating a brand new surname after marrying is a rare choice, it’s viewed by some as the most equal, romantic, and kid-friendly solution in an antiquated patriarchal system. But it’s also a very easy way to anger your loved ones.

Watch This Guy Physically Prevent His Date From Catching the Bouquet

I’m not trying to brag here, but I have caught the bouquet at a wedding three times in my life. In fact, I was so aggressive in catching it that I once almost crushed a kid (the only other one competing) in my need to win. But the guy in this video had a very different reaction to a bouquet coming his way.

Bouquet Toss: Yea Or Nay? Bouquet Toss: Yea Or Nay?

Welcome to Pop The Question, a weekly space to dissect every aspect of wedding madness. Each Tuesday, we’ll ask a question (sometimes there might even be a poll!), you’ll share answers and stories, and then we’ll bring you the best of the bunch on Thursdays. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll fly into a total rage over…

This DGAF Strategy Is the Only Way to Win the Dreaded Bouquet Toss This DGAF Strategy Is the Only Way to Win the Dreaded Bouquet Toss

As a dude, I'm biased, but I love the bouquet toss at weddings. Not only because I'm usually so drunk I can't feel my teeth, but also because it's the only game you can win (existentially speaking, anyhow). For many women, however, the bouquet toss is a matter of being coerced, once again, into playing a game which…

If Prom Is One of the Greatest Nights of Your Life, You're Fucked If Prom Is One of the Greatest Nights of Your Life, You're Fucked

Did you go to your prom? Did you drop serious dough on it, or rock it low-key and good times? The answer is b, right? You acted like you didn't care because you had the foresight and good sense to realize it Didn't Matter. But that didn't stop everyone else, because it's official: Prom, the mega-lolz "life event" that…

You Will Not Take Our Freedom! You Will Not Take Our Freedom!

Scotsmen are up in arms: apparently kilt rental spots are now politely requesting that customers sport underwear beneath the plaids, in defiance of tradition. But, um, how can you enforce that? [AndrewSullivan]

Flight 1549 Survivors: Let's Talk About "Women And Children First" Flight 1549 Survivors: Let's Talk About "Women And Children First"

After the near-tragedy of a US Airways crash-landing in the Hudson, some people were surprised to learn that, in evacuating, some of the passengers and crew held to the mandate of "women and children first."

Turkey Day: Are You A Kitchen Slaver, Or Shirker? Turkey Day: Are You A Kitchen Slaver, Or Shirker?

As in so many things in life, Thanksgiving labor divides less than evenly into those who slave, and those who enjoy the fruits of said slavery. Most of us have been on both ends — resentful toiler and token helper — and there's something to be said for both roles. But to remedy this historical inequality, the Times…

The Wedding Industrial Complex Seeks To Conquer Europe The Wedding Industrial Complex Seeks To Conquer Europe

Despite the terrible exchange rate and horrendously expensive air fares, I am currently in Europe celebrating the wedding of one of my closest friends — we participated in a high school exchange together in 1994 and have been friends ever since. I have heard a lot about how the traditions differ here, from having to…

The Modern Wedding Ceremony: Full Of Patriarchal Pitfalls! The Modern Wedding Ceremony: Full Of Patriarchal Pitfalls!

Perhaps diamond rings are "profoundly anti-feminist," but what about those other deeply entrenched wedding traditions? Where did those come from and are they secretly evil? Mental Floss has done a round-up of 8 common rites of marriage and boy, is it informative. Apparently brides didn't start wearing white until the…

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