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TODAY   |  January 16, 2014

Boom goes the groom: Husbands tossed into snow

Young husbands in one part of Japan follow a tradition started in the 1700s that involves getting tossed into deep snow from the top of a hill, at the bottom of which their brides are waiting.

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>> here's an event you won't see at the winter olympics . husband tossing. young married men in one part of japan are being tossed into the hill, they roll down to their waiting wives. the custom apparently started in the 1700s as a way for men to get even with outsiders who married local women. just glad they're not tossing the women. it's 8:06. let's get