WEDDINGS
08/09/2012 02:50 pm ET

No, Wedding Rice Does Not Make Birds Explode

Throwing rice at a newly married couple has been a tradition for thousands of years, possibly going back as far as the ancient Assyrians and Egyptians. The idea is to give the newlyweds good luck, fertility, and abundance using this symbol of a good crop.

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