Wednesday, September 3, 2008
The unusual behavior of the swan has compelled authorities to move the bird and the boat to the elephant paddock at the local zoo for the winter as the black swan now refused to fly south for its annual winter migration without his mate. Zookeepers attempted to fix the swan up with others of his own species but he was not interested.
Friday, August 10, 2007
A sign in Hershey, PA speaks for itself but I'll type what is written on it anyway. "To the memory of an unfaithful woman Bernice K. Wallish married Aug. 1 1945 deserted family for lust and greed March 7 1973."
Wuthering Heights has been named as the best romantic novel of all time, according to an article in This is London.
Emily Bronte's 1847 tale of thwarted love between Heathcliff and Catherine Earnshaw, set on the Yorkshire moors, beat classics by Daphne du Maurier, DH Lawrence and Bronte's elder sister Charlotte.
Pride And Prejudice, Jane Austen's comic novel about the love affair which develops between Elizabeth Bennet and Mr Darcy, came second.
Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet, the oldest work in the Top 20, is third.
The poll, commissioned by UKTV Drama, found the 1595 play also contains the favourite romantic moment of all time: The star-crossed lovers' balcony scene.
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Thursday, June 28, 2007
The number for 2006 was just under 8,300, a small increase on the 8,100 marriages registered in 2005. In 2006, there were 116 civil partnerships (65 male and 51 female), the first full year of same-sex couples being able to register their unions.
Just under 2,600 divorces were registered - the highest ever recorded.
The Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency said there had been a significant increase on the recent low of 7,300 marriages registered in 2001.
Since the introduction of new marriage laws in 2004, there has been an increase in the number of religious ceremonies taking place outside religious buildings and civil marriages taking place outside Registrar's Offices.
The number of adults in the UK choosing to marry, on the other hand, is at its lowest level since records began, according to an article published by the BBC in February.
Friday, June 1, 2007
The New York Times ran a story in the Styles section last week about a documentary called Crazy Love. It's about a New York couple, Burt and Linda Pugach, in photo, who were married after he was released from prison for attempting to kill her.
Wednesday, May 9, 2007
Researchers in Chicago found that people who like everyone have a lot of friends, but people who are selective about who they like are more successful in love because as a love interest people want to feel special.
Watch the report by WMAQ in Chicago here.