Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Marriage Saves Lives

How marriage saved one man's life
by Meg Massie on Dec 3rd 2007 3:30PM

Studies have shown that marriage can have a very real effect on your health, but can marriage actually save your life?

For one man, it did. When armed robbers came into Donnie Register's antique shop in Jackson, Mississippi this weekend, pointing guns and demanding cash, Register threw his left hand in front of his face. One of the robbers fired a shot, hitting the shopkeeper on his wedding ring, which deflected the bullet away from his face, almost certainly saving his life.

The report doesn't give details about the type of ring Register was wearing, but if you're looking for bulletproof jewelry, titanium is probably your best bet. No promises, though -- in all my years in the jewelry biz, we never tested the rings against gunfire.

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