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Worst Wedding EVER

Last month, Saudi Arabia banned celebratory gunfire at weddings.

(Yup. Last month. Celebratory gunfire. At weddings. And don’t think “drunk Kentucky uncle single shotgun blast,” think “multiple AK-47s fired dry.”)

A lot of the kingdom’s more, er, traditional tribes have a problem with this. And so, to underscore the reasons behind the new law, circumstance jumped into ironic action:

“At least 25 people have been killed in a wedding in eastern Saudi Arabia … celebratory gunfire brought down an electric cable at a house in Ain Badr village where the wedding was held on Tuesday night … the blaze erupted inside a tent, killing at least 23 women and children.”

Al Jazeera has the whole terrible story. Also, MASSIVE CULTURAL COGNITIVE DISSONANCE.