We've heard some strange divorce reasons before, but this one is ringing a few alarm bells.
One Rhode Island man is suing a local Catholic church, claiming that its bells rang up to 700 times a week and led to the demise of his marriage.
John Devaney claims that the loud bells' incessant ringing created tension in his marriage, ultimately leading to the divorce. Devaney is hoping that his lawsuit will silence the bells that he says ruined his marriage.
The church responded to Devaney's complaints and said they would pray for a peaceful end to the issue. The church issued this statement:
The parish community is saddened that a sole individual would continue personal, inappropriate attacks harassing visitors, worshippers, and staff of St. Thomas More Parish. As a community of faith, we will pray for peace and understanding and that all our neighbors know of our charity and concern.
Check out the video above for more on Devaney's case, then click through the slideshow below for even more of the most ridiculous grounds for divorce.
A young Italian groom was so unready to leave his mother's side, he brought her on his honeymoon in January 2012. His unimpressed bride <a href="http://old.news.yahoo.com/s/ac/20110129/lf_ac/7728736_motherinlaw_destroys_italian_couples_marriage" target="_hplink">asked for a divorce three weeks later</a>.
A Clean Break
One German woman put up with her neatfreak husband's love of household chores for 15 years <a href="http://uk.reuters.com/article/2009/04/02/oukoe-uk-germany-divorce-idUKTRE53145M20090402" target="_hplink">until finally divorcing him</a> in April 2009. The last straw? His decision to knock down and rebuild a wall in their home because it was dirty.
Was It My Crow's Feet?
One woman got married at age 30, but told her husband she was just 24. Ten years into their marriage, in November 2007, <a href="http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2007-11/28/content_6284496.htm" target="_hplink">he found out about the lie</a> and asked for a divorce.
What would you do if your pet bird started to say things like "divorce" or "be patient"? In June 2001, <a href="http://archives.cnn.com/2001/WORLD/asiapcf/east/06/19/china.bird/index.html" target="_hplink">those phrases</a> proved to one woman that her husband had been unfaithful -- and that was grounds for divorce.
Phallic Faux Pas
Size mattered <em>too</em> much <a href="http://www.metro.co.uk/weird/241571-man-faces-divorce-after-penis-extension-breaks-during-sex" target="_hplink">for this man</a>. His wife split in 2008 after a prosthetic penis extension snapped off during sex.
Time Doesn't Heal All Wounds?
Would you divorce your spouse over a 60-year-old affair? In December 2011, <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/12/29/worlds-oldest-divorcees_n_1174902.html" target="_hplink">a 99-year-old Italian man filed to do just </a>that after discovering a love letters his 96-year-old wife had written to her lover in the 1940s. The breakup made the couple the world's oldest divorcees.
A Frenchwoman filed to divorce her husband after two decades together, citing their lack of sex as the cause. Adding insult to injury, in September 2011, a <a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/france/8741895/Frenchman-ordered-to-pay-wife-damages-for-lack-of-sex.html" target="_hplink">judge ordered the man to pay his ex $14,000</a> as compensation for failing to make the grade in the sack.