We have heard of couples with marital problems not talking for a day or even weeks over trivial things, but this Japanese couple took it to a whole new level when the husband refused to speak to his wife for more than 20 years!
Bickering in marriage is unavoidable, sure, but would you rather live with a person who argues with you or someone who would give you a cold shoulder the entire time? This Japanese husband’s stubbornness and his wife’s extreme patience got the world buzzing.
Otou Yumi and his wife Katayama have been married for more than twenty five years and were blessed with three children. On the outside, they seemed like a normal family but their kids knew better. Their youngest child Yoshiki, aged 18 years old, wrote to a local TV show asking for help to mend things between his parents.
Wedding picture of Otou Yumi and his wife Katayama
According to Yoshiki, his mother normally talks with his father, but his father would only answer with grunts and nods. Even their older children, aged 21 and 25 years old, have no memory of their parents talking with each other although their father had regular conversations with them.
The producers of the TV show arranged to reunite the couple by arranging a ‘date’ at the very park where they first met. It was a breathtaking feat for their children who were watching secretly from the background. However, they were shocked and overjoyed to see their father finally opening up after visibly struggling for some time.
Otou Yumi hasn’t spoken to his wife for more than 20 years.
Their children were secretly observing from a distance.
“Somehow…it’s been quite a while since the two of us have talked. You were so concerned about the kids. Up until now, you have endured a lot of hardship. I want you to know I’m grateful for everything.”
Apparently, Otou had been jealous for some of his wife’s attention who became busy and focused on taking care of their kids. His wife Katayama expressed her willingness to work things out with him. Now, the couple promised to communicate more from then on.
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Eerie Religion Disposes Their Dead In The Most Peculiar Way!
The Zoroastrians have been dubbed as the “world’s first ecological religion” and their way of disposing the dead is very unusual.
It's interesting to know that often times, cultures have different practices when it comes to the dead. Yes, the dead. Many of us know about burying the dead and cremating the dead but there is another strange way that people take care of the corpses.
Disposing the dead has been made easy nowadays but back then a group of people called the Zoroastrians had a very unusual way of doing so. The bodies of their dead aren't buried or cremated, instead they put them atop a tower known as Dhakmas or Towers of Silence to be scavenged and to decompose naturally. The Zoroastrians practices are very curious indeed and they have come to be known as the first "ecological religion" because of their belief about "all thing natural".
Tower of Silence
Man Destroys Ex-GF’s Vibrator Because “She Loved It More Than Him”
The poor thing.
Jealousy is not strictly a woman thing. Men also get jealous of other men (or women) and this can make them do crazy things especially if their self-esteem is at stake. However, it's one thing to get jealous of a person; it's another if you get jealous of an object as the competition to your partner's affections.
This dude got jealous of his ex-girlfriend's vibrator and in his rage destroyed the helpless object.
This story involves a man named Rich Moore from Orpington, London and his ex-lover Sarah Mills.
10 Epic Construction Fails That Are Too Dumb To Be True
OMG! You had one job, guys!
We all make those little mistakes but thanks to modern technology, it has been easier to mend errors with just a touch of a button or a click of a mouse. Misspelled a word while typing? Just hit backspace if auto-correct hasn’t fixed it already! We almost always have the chance to mend mistakes with very little effort.
However, what if the error is much more permanent, say like a construction job? Well we can guess they probably caused tons of headaches to the builder and the owner. With things like elevators, stairs, windows and doors, mistakes would be too costly to fix, so some people just opt to leave them as they are.
Most of the pictures you are about to see are absolutely dumb and useless - but hey, they are worth a lot of chuckles!...