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Site Lures 20 Million Visitors

By: Happy Hotelier - Published: • References: marryourdaughter.org and bits.blogs.nytimes
Two parents were offering their daughter's hand in marriage on a website that had over 20 million page views in the last few weeks, but it turns out, the offer was a hoax. Science fiction editor, John Ordover, kept himself entertained by tracking how many people fall for his prankish jokes. The practicing nudist aims to draw attention to the fact that some states allow children as young as 12 to marry without parental consent.

"Mr. Ordover is no stranger to controversy, or to media attention," the New York Times points out. "In 2000, he was also the co-creator of the now defunct humor site Technicalvirgin.com, in which a young actress described the creative ways in which she maintained her honor. Last year, when those videos enjoyed a resurgence on YouTube the actress who appeared in them, Melanie Martinez, was fired from a job hosting 'The Good Night Show' on the PBS KIDS Sprout network – another Mr. Ordover-inspired saga covered by the paper."