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Bride Dumps Groom After He Fails Math Test

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A bride in India dumped her fiance mere minutes before the wedding ceremony was about to start because he wasn’t good at math:

NEW DELHI (AP) — An Indian bride walked out of her wedding ceremony after the groom failed to solve a simple math problem, police said Friday.

The bride tested the groom on his math skills and when he got the sum wrong, she walked out.

The question she asked: How much is 15 plus six?

His reply: 17.

The incident took place late Wednesday in Rasoolabad village near the industrial town of Kanpur in northern Uttar Pradesh state, local police officer Rakesh Kumar said Friday.

The groom’s family tried persuading the bride to return, but she refused. She said the groom had misled them about his education.

“The groom’s family kept us in the dark about his poor education,” said Mohar Singh, the bride’s father. “Even a first grader can answer this.”

Well, I guess she had a good reason, and she certainly wasn’t as heartless as this bride:

Last month, another bride in Uttar Pradesh married a wedding guest after the original groom had a seizure and collapsed at the wedding venue.

The groom’s family had not revealed that the groom was epileptic. While the groom was rushed to a hospital in Rampur town, the bride asked one of the wedding guests to step in and married him.

Yea, I’ve got no response to that one.

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  1. Gustopher says:

    In an area where there are still arranged marriages, I think this is a very positive sign.

    In each case, would be bride has rejected someone whose family had hidden at least one flaw. Good for them for demanding some say in the process.

    Arranged marriages can work out great, I know someone who got married that way a few years ago, but that was a looser version of the custom — the parents kept insisting she meet a variety of pre-screened men, and it took a long time as she rejected one after another.

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  2. Tyrell says:

    India? Are they using that Common Core stuff too ?

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  3. Just 'nutha' ig'rant cracker says:

    @Tyrell: No, she didn’t ask him to explain the answer in a 3 paragraph essay, just get it right.

    OT–Wnat I don’t understand is why RWNJs object to Common Core. It would seem to me that an educational platform that is guaranted to bias against non-native speaking non-readers would be a no brainer for the right.

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  4. Tony W says:

    @Just ‘nutha’ ig’rant cracker:

    OT–Wnat I don’t understand is why RWNJs object to Common Core. It would seem to me that an educational platform that is guaranted to bias against non-native speaking non-readers would be a no brainer for the right.

    Particularly in the South, I feel like there is an objection on to nationalizing anything – particularly under Obama, but I have always had the impression It’s also about control of home schooling curriculum – the nuts like to keep their kids sheltered as long as possible from contradictory information. Avoiding mandates is kinda the point.

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  5. John Peabody says:

    As far as the bride marrying another member of the wedding party– that was an old Jerry Seinfeld bit. He said that’s why the whole wedding party wears the same clothes- so if the groom goes down, everyone just slides down one spot: “Do you take…this man?”

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  6. Kari Q says:

    I wouldn’t marry a fellow who couldn’t answer that question either. Good on her.

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  7. al-Ameda says:

    The question she asked: How much is 15 plus six?
    His reply: 17.

    That’s a damned good test question for a marriage license.

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  8. Tillman says:

    Jesus. Come on, he could’ve at least used his fingers and gotten the right answer. Sure, she still would’ve left him (and good on her for doing so), but at least he wouldn’t be embarrassed on international Internet news.

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  9. merl says:

    @Just ‘nutha’ ig’rant cracker: Their biggest objection to Common Core is that President Obama doesn’t hate it. If he did, right wingers would love it. They are a bunch of very stupid people

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  10. Yolo Contendere says:

    @Tillman: How many fingers do you have?

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