Wednesday, June 14, 2006

factoid of the day: Nasamones bridal parties

The Nasamones of Libya during the fifth century B.C. required the bride to sleep with all the male guests at the wedding party.

I can't help but wonder how many men crashed the wedding.

Also, if the woman was a virgin, good lord. Talk about a crash course.


JJ said...

That does sound disturbing. You're right, though, hopefully they weren't hung on virginity, too.

TrappedInColorado said...

Yeap. Like they always say.. I miss the good old days. With my luck though, I would have gotten sloppy 23rds.


Mark said...

sounds like a bachelor party reversed.

GirlGoyle said...

Oh my...with weddings being 300+ would be a busy night for the bride. I think I just dry heaved just a tad.

Bre said...

For everyone's sake, I hope the wedding party was small, or things would have gotten very messy!

Old Man Crowder said...

Is that how we ended up with today's "Best Man"?

ePixie29 said...

the sloppy 23rds comment kinda got to me - uck!

BTW - How do you think of this stuff?

Party Girl said...

JJ: A little disturbing on both, yes.

Trapped: One word, Eww.

Mark: Yes, and not in a good way.

GG: Sounds squishy.

Bre: I would think the poor bride would have been a little worn out.

OMC: Oh, that's cute.
I realize this is a smart-ass comment, but I do know how we got the whole, best man, at a wedding.

ePix: My mind is a weird, wonderous, and slightly scary place.
I love useless trivia that would do nothing more than make me a great contestant on Jeopardy!

Joefish said...

Wow. That's just kickin'.

puerileuwaite said...

It reminds me of the old joke:

Why don't debutantes attend orgies?

Too many "thank you" notes to write.

Party Girl said...

P: cute, very cute