You've all heard the story: high school sweethearts, marry in college, graduate with honors, buy a house, raise children, grow old together. Whatever the story, marriage is thought to be an institution of love. Yet a closer look at the institution of marriage reveals that one person's fairy tale may be another person's nightmare, and vice versa. Did you know that you can legally marry your first cousin in 19 U.S. states? Or that some couples have spend millions on matrimony, only to dish out twice as much during the divorce? Get a glimpse of the oddities of marriage in the infographic below.

Eyeing the Knot
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