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Friday, March 13, 2009

"Bizarre Couples in History"

Fabien Pretou, standing at 6 foot, 2 inches tall, towered over his 3 foot, 1 inch bride Natalie Lucius at their 1990 wedding in Seysinnet-Pariset, France.

Harry Stevens, 103, married his 84-year-old cousin, Thelma Lucas, at a Wisconsin retirement home in 1984.

In 1871, Captain Martin Van Buren Bates married Anna Hanen Swan in London. She was 7 foot, 5 1/2 inches tall and he stood at 7 foot, 2 1/2 inches.

When Ruth and Kevin Kimber married in 1990, she was 93 and he was 28.

In 1863, American dwarf Charles S. Stratton married Lavinia Warren. He was 2 foot, 10 inches tall and she was 2 foot, 8 inches. In 1884, the widowed Lavinia married Count Primo Magri who was two inches shorter than her first husband.

In 1995, following a courtship that lasted several months, 100-year-old Samuel Bukoro married 12-year-old Nyamihanda in Uganda.

In 1994, 26-year-old Anna Nicole Smith tied the knot with 89-year-old millionaire J. Howard Marshall. She was attracted by his "kindness."

Submitted by Don Counts (Source unknown)

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