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Against the Grain: Alternatives to Throwing Rice at Weddings

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jun 14, 2013 01:07 AM
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by Dabney Frake last modified Jun 13, 2013

Have you ever heard that it's bad for birds to throw rice after a wedding ceremony? That the rice expands in their stomachs and they die a painful death? According to Truth or Fiction , it's a big ol' wedding legend, started in the 60s at the suggestion of advice maven Ann Landers. In reality throwing rice has been done for years — all over the world — as a symbol of fertility and good luck. The real hazard is the groom being blinded, or your great uncle slipping and falling on the errant bits of rice littering the walkway.  More        






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