A brave young couple reportedly decided to literally chain themselves together for three months to test the strength of their relationship. Alexander and Viktoria, from Ukraine, are said to have chosen to become inseparable starting on February 14 and are hoping to break a record by staying bound for three months. I wonder if their relationship will survive?
- Their little experiment is being supervised by an official. Vitaly Zorin, of Ukraine’s national register of records, was there with the couple in Kyiv as they locked the chains. “The palms of the couple in love are just a couple of centimeters apart,” he said according to The Sun. He also verified that both Viktoria and Alexander were mentally fit to take part in such an experiment before it got started. Alexander said: “We are going for a record. There is a chain on us, and all the links are welded. The final link… is closed with the seal of the national register of records.”
- Once they were chained together, it was time to head home. The couple’s first activity as an attached pair was making the 325-mile drive back to their hometown. On the way there, they had to stop to use the public toilet and reportedly chose the women’s bathroom, much to the shock of the cleaner on duty.
- They’ve been uploading videos regularly to show their progress. The videos show them doing laundry together, eating, Alexander cleaning his shoes, taking showers, and even getting dressed in specially designed clothing. That’s all fine and well, but what do they do if the other person needs to poo? It doesn’t sound like it would be much fun then!
- If they can’t last the three months, they’re in trouble. According to Zorin, they’ll need specialist equipment to break the chains that bind them, so here’s hoping they can get through this in one piece. It’s unclear what lies on the other side of this experiment for them besides eternal glory, but I’d be interested to see how it goes!