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Are These The Top Five Worst Wedding Proposals Ever?



A small plane towing a "Will You Marry Me?" banner crashed into Rhode Island's Block Island Sound on Monday afternoon, US website Eyewitness News reports.

Coast Guard officials were able to speak to the pilot's 8 year old son who gave them a general idea of where his father was. The "wanna be married" pilot was finally pulled from the water by a man from a boat nearby.

Authorities say the pilot was not seriously injured. Meanwhile, the answer to his proposal remains unrevealed.

Was this a bad omen for the pilot's future personal plans, or could it happen to anyone?

Here's our countdown to the five worst scenarios for a wedding proposal:

Number five: Last June in Indiana, a woman was surprised by her boyfriend's proposal during a hot air balloon ride. Just minutes after she said "yes," the basket the couple was riding in made contact with power lines, knocking their pilot unconscious.

Number four: : A man invited his friends for a small party on a rooftop. As he prepares to make his dramatic proposal, his friend throws him the engagement ring.... he jumps to catch the ring and falls off the roof....

Number three: If you're going to propose during a football match (on a dreary day), make sure the supporters will be supportive.... Whistles and hisses, and boohs are not the ideal background sound for a proposal. The bride-to-be looks like a deer caught in the headlights.

Number two: Ok, so maybe sports events are not the ideal place for a proposal… especially if it's the ugly mascot that's proposing.

Number one: If you're going to propose in front of everyone, make sure your future fiancee actually likes you a little bit and is not going to run away with a horrified look on her face!

Bonus round: And who could forget this piece of television history: French soccer coach Raymond Domenech loses the Euro 2008 and decides his post-match interview is the perfect moment to propose to his girlfriend. "Awkward" does not even begin to describe it.

Raymond Domenech demande Estelle Denis en mariageby Chronofoot

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Hamas v. Netanyahu: Who Has More To Gain From Hostages-For-Prisoners Deal

The agreement for a temporary ceasefire between Israel and Hamas was shaped by the political situation in Israel and the Palestinian territories. But now, the politics on the ground could change moving forward.

Hamas v. Netanyahu: Who Has More To Gain From Hostages-For-Prisoners Deal

People conduct rescue work among the rubble of buildings destroyed in Israeli airstrikes in the southern Gaza Strip city of Rafah.

Pierre Haski


PARIS — If the terms of the hostage-for-prisoners agreement between Israel and Hamas are strictly adhered to, we're set to witness scenes filled with emotion on both the Israeli and Palestinian sides.

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There is obviously nothing in common between civilians, sometimes very young children, taken hostage on October 7 on Israeli territory, and prisoners convicted for activities, sometimes violent, related to the Palestinian nationalist movement.

What's shared instead is the central place these scenes are bound to occupy in the collective imagination of both peoples and, therefore, the political impact it will carry.

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