04 May 2006

Atta girl!

Woman, 104, takes man, 33, as husband No. 21 says CNN. It takes some time to digest that flurry of numbers.

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- A 33-year-old man in northern Malaysia has married a 104-year-old woman, saying mutual respect and friendship had turned to love, a news report said Tuesday. It was Muhamad Noor Che Musa's first marriage and his wife's 21st, according to The Star newspaper, which cited a report in the Malay-language Harian Metro tabloid. Muhamad, an ex-army serviceman, said he found peace and a sense of belonging after meeting Wook Kundor, whom he said he initially sympathized with because she was childless, old and alone, the report said.

And the ominous remark:

The report did not say if any of Wook's previous 20 husbands are still alive.

As some wit remarked here:

When speaking with her doctor about her pending marriage, the doctor expressed some serious concern about the stress of the upcoming honeymoon and the rigors of sexual relations.

She listened intently then replied without hesitation, "Thank you so much for your concern in this matter, doctor, but if he dies, he dies."