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Royal weddings are bad for tourism

The wedding of Charles and Diana accompanied a 15 percent drop in U.K. tourism, while that of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson saw an 8 percent decline from the average for that time of year. Perhaps tourists don’t like knowing they’re officially not the center of attention. On top of that historic bad news, the Department of Homeland Security has announced a travel advisory for Britain during that period because of increased fears of terrorism, so that eliminates Americans, and they’re generally thought to be the ones who care. In additional bad news, the economy is predicted to take a £5 billion hit, dwarfing any uptick in mug sales.

In fact, I’m traveling to London this spring — in May, purposefully avoiding royal wedding season.

Via The Daily Dish.

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Turkish groom accidentally shoots a bunch of people at his wedding

This is awful. A gesture of celebration goes horribly wrong.

The groom lost control of the weapon as he tried to fire in traditional celebration in the air at the ceremony in the village of Akcagoze in south-eastern Gaziantep province.

The guests were sprayed with bullets and the groom’s father and two aunts were killed.

Something similar happened a couple weeks ago in Italy, and I posted about it.

Via Gawker.

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They should make non-lethal guns specifically for shooting in the air

A wedding photographer was accidentally shot dead after he asked the happy couple to pose with guns as part of the big day celebrations, Italian police have revealed.

In Italy, they like to shoot guns in the air to celebrate things.

Via the Slatest.

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Elton John performed at Rush Limbaugh’s wedding


He reportedly got $1 million for it. So at least it was for money.
Via Slog

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