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Racing To Build Ikea Furniture Is a Guaranteed Relationship Destroyer

Need a quick way out of a relationship? The folks at Buzzfeed have come up with the most perfect weapon of mass destruction for marriages, friendships, and even family ties. It simply requires a pair of couples to go head-to-head in a race that has them assembling a single piece of Ikea furniture.


Putting together a Billy bookcase or an Expedit is already the perfect acid test for the stability of a relationship, even when the couple has all night to do it. But when they're pitted against a couple of competitors racing to get their Borgsjö desk built first, you've got the makings of a relationship apocalypse—and in the end it will be up to the lawyer to decide how the four horsemen get split up in the divorce. [Buzzfeed via Neatorama]

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Man, I would have been unbeatable at this game some 10 years ago. I worked for a scandinavian furniture store, and we sold tons of Club8 furniture, which is like slightly nicer Ikea stuff. I could assemble bookcases, dressers and nightstands like there was no tomorrow!