Saturday, 12 July 2008

A HAMMY TRIAL


Today in Great Dunmow, Essex an historic competition took place to find the happiest married couple. Known as the Dunmow Flitch Trial and dating back to 1104, the event takes place every 4 years. Entrants have to convince the jury that in a year and a day they have not wished themselves unwed. The winners are rewarded with a flitch of bacon (otherwise known as a half pig), whilst runners up make do with a joint of gammon. It must be the only set of proceedings involving couples where the aim is to show how much you love each other rather than to seek a divorce.

2 comments:

Mike said...

Pretty crazy story! Although you gotta think, really, what this says about the institution of marriage. Are people really that unhappy, and does marriage really cause it? I don't know, but thank for letting me vent. I work for a divorce law firm so I think about this a lot :) http://www.persilylaw.com/divorce

Anonymous said...

That pig looks spookily like Boris Johnson...