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Couple Marries 40 Years After Wife’s Dad Forbade Her To Go On A Date With Her Now Husband

Do you believe in destiny? You should now. Read about the inspiring love story of sweethearts who married 40 years after they parted.

It’s pretty amusing to hear stories about fate finally working on ex-lovers who were separated by time and other circumstances. It’s quite cheesy to admit, but this only proves that no matter what sets a couple apart, if they were destined to be together, then fate will find a way to reunite them.

This was what happened to Madeleine Coburn and Bill Brookman, who had to wait for 40 years before they could continue the romance they started when they were much younger. Who cares about the time lost? They’re in love and married and they now get to spend the rest of their lifetime together.

No, they’re not renewing their vows. This couple is marrying for the first time after 40 years of being apart.

Bill and Madeleine’s brother went to the same school before they met each other at a play.

The couple grew up in Loughborough, Leicestershire, where they still live today. Bill used to go to school with Madeleine’s brother, and he didn’t see her special at first. However, love struck the two when they got the chance to work together in a play in 1978, where Bill was the director and Madeleine was a part of the cast.

Stunned by Madeleine’s beauty, Bill asked her out on a date in 1978.

However, they never got to go out because Madeleine’s father didn’t like Bill for her.

Bill was then 23 years old when he asked the 16-year-old Madeleine to go on a date at a pub. The lovely teenager didn’t hesitate and said yes, but her strict father found her suitor “unsuitable” hence disapproving their date.

Bill was disappointed so he let go of his plans to pursue Madeleine.

But the two met again, 30 years after they last saw each other.

Bill revealed how he felt very disappointed when he was turned down by Madeleine since she did not tell why she cancelled on their date. The man has however learned to accept her decision and assumed that Madeleine didn’t like him.

Four years after their reunion, Bill finally asked Madeleine to go on a date once again.

…And this time, nobody’s stopping them.

Madeleine never married, but Bill had two children from a previous wife. And after three decades, the two crossed each other’s paths once again.

In 2008, they collaborated on a school project in Leicester. Bill said:

“I recognised her straight away, she hadn’t changed at all to me.”

Four years after they met again, Bill summed up all of his courage and asked Madeleine out again on a date at the pub where they were supposed to go in 1978. Madeleine found the act very sweet.

The couple separated for decades told their story on BBC Radio Four’s “The Listening Project.” And while they were on the air, Bill popped up the question and asked Madeleine to marry him.

Bill, who is now 62, said his sister was the one who encouraged him to do the proposal. He said:

“It was a lovely moment. They told us we still have five minutes to fill so I thought I had better do something – but I wanted to.
I once spoke to a phycologist about it who said with a time gap it’s possible to pick up from then, I don’t see the gap. She is still that fresh girl to me.
She had suffered at the hands of her father, I think he was what stopped her getting married but he is no longer with us now.
The hand of fate is very strange but what I must say is sometimes it’s worth waiting 40 years.”

Bill proposed live in a radio program, but Madeleine gave her answer privately.

Madeleine refused to answer live but later gave her “yes” privately. She said:

“The fact we didn’t go out together when we were younger meant that we’ve both lived very rich lives.
Then we found each other again, and it was a special thing that happened to us, so I think we’re very lucky.”

Bill and Madeleine are soulmates after all. They are now to spend the rest of their lives as a married couple.

The couple already got married last August with 300 guests attending their most awaited day.

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Man Finds Himself In The Background Of His Fiancee’s Childhood Photo

Could it be pure coincidence or destiny?

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Love, an old popular song tells us, moves in mysterious ways and it sure has been a mystery for Verona Koliqi and Mirand Buzaku. The two has recently been engaged and soon thereafter, they found out about one strange coincidence – they were in the same beach (and were just a few feet away from each other) about 10 years ago.

Call it coincidence, fate, or whatever you will! But yes, that’s exactly what happened to these lovers and they were indeed delighted with the discovery.

Coincidence or fate? You decide!

In an interview with Yahoo Lifestyle, Verona shared:

“My cousin found this photo on her computer, and she sent it over to me on my phone to laugh about how we looked when we were younger.”

The said picture shows a group of children posing at a Montenegro beach. Later, Verona thought she’d show it to her fiancé. Much to their surprise, Mirand looked closely and found himself in the photo, too!

Added Verona:

“He said, ‘Hold up, I think that’s me!’

“We both looked at each other and said, ‘No way, that can’t be true.’”

Mirand recognized the float and the shirt, claiming he had those same ones when he was a kid. Mirand’s family eventually confirmed this saying they had gone to the same beach at the time.

What makes this incident special, however, was the fact that Verona was visiting from London while Mirand was visiting from Kosovo.

She also said:

“I never knew something like this could happen, even though I’ve heard a saying: ‘You will have passed your soul mate at least once way before you actually meet up.’”

The two formally met in Kosovo in 2016 and they eventually fell in love.

She reflected:

“We exchanged looks every day we saw each other but did nothing.”

After a year, he proposed to her while they were in Turkey.

Verona told:

“I had no clue he was going to propose to me, because in our country’s tradition, engagements are planned and have to be agreed by both beforehand.”

The photos later went viral when Verona shared them via Instagram.

Well congratulations to this adorable couple! May they have more happy memories together in the years ahead.

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Woman Undergoes 30 Surgeries To Look Like A Porn Star For Her Boyfriend

Her boyfriend criticized her and compared her to other girls.

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When you love someone, you would sometimes go overboard just to please him or her. This way, you can show your love and affection. However, a 22-year-old woman loved her boyfriend so much; she underwent 30 plastic surgery procedures just to look like a porn star.

Berry Ng, a YouTube star from Hong Kong, underwent several procedures over the last five years, just to impress her (now ex-) boyfriend. She’s now regretting her decision.

Berry said that she started resorting to plastic surgery when her ex-partner compared her to supermodels, particularly porn stars.

As a result, she spent more than $3,000 to have her eyes, cheeks, forehead, nose, breasts, and chin fixed.

Her surgeries started when she was just 17 years old. She found a beauty center that offers student packages.

She got addicted and couldn’t stop undergoing beauty procedures.

In the hopes to impress her boyfriend, who always complained about her overall appearance, she underwent all the cosmetic procedures, which were completed when she was just 21 years old.

Sadly, despite all her efforts to change her appearance, they were still unable to impress her then-boyfriend.

He still criticized her appearance and compared her to other girls. This pushed her to go under the knife more just to gain his approval.


Berry said:

“At that moment, if he had stopped me and told me that I was beautiful enough, I would have stopped, but he didn’t.”

Her ex-boyfriend even insisted that her breasts were too small.

Berry underwent a breast augmentation surgery. The guy, however, said that he did not ask her to do the operation.

Berry got fed up and broke up with her boyfriend.

Now, she has recovered from her addiction to plastic surgery.

On her YouTube site, she regularly posts videos warning other girls against going overboard with plastic surgery and the ill effects of being addicted to cosmetic enhancements.

Berry learned one thing from her experience, that is to love yourself no matter what others say.

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Guy Learns To Break A Glass Using Only His Voice

Can the high C of a trained soprano really quiver glass into dissolution?

You’ve probably seen something like this before in movies and TV shows. A particular scene where a character sings up to the point where they hit a note so high and intense that it breaks all the glass in the vicinity, even the windows.

Another particular thing that you’ve probably seen many times, a woman in an orchestra releasing an earthshaking high note that shatters Champagne flutes. Monocles crack and the chandelier explodes as the power of her voice wreaks havoc on the concert hall. This scene is too common in countless cartoons and comedies, but is this parody based on reality?

Can an opera singer really shatter glass?

To most people, this may just seem like a cartoonish exaggeration. But, believe it or not, with enough practice to attain the right pitch and volume, this is actually possible.

Physics suggests that a voice should be able to break glass. And that’s what exactly what Scottish YouTuber Mike Boyd wants to accomplish in the latest video of his Learn Quick series. Mike challenged himself to learn how to break glass using only his voice.


It took him 4 hours, 29 minutes of practice over the course of 14 days before he gained the ability to shatter a crystal wine glass with the power of his voice.

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So how is this scientifically possible?

Well to begin with, sound is also a form of energy, just like electricity. It travels through various substances in waves. When a sound wave comes in contact with a certain object, it excites the particles present in that object, causing its particles to vibrate against themselves.

Glass wine goblets are especially resonant because of their hollow tubular shape, which is why they make a pleasant ringing sound when clinked. An empty glass is also easier to shatter than a glass filled with wine or water. Furthermore, minor defects in the structure of the glass can also help to shatter it more easily, as these defects provide ideal weak spots.

So if a person sings the same tone as that ringing sound when glass clinked — a high C according to legend but in reality the matching pitch could be any note — the sound of your voice will vibrate the air molecules around the glass at its resonant frequency, causing the glass to start vibrating as well. And if you sings loudly enough, the glass will vibrate itself to smithereens.

If you’ve ever doubted your ability to accomplish new things, Mike Boyd’s YouTube channel is the inspiration you’ve been seeking.

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