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Policeman Orders Schoolboys To Do Star Jumps For Riding Without Helmets

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This amusing video a policeman ordered two schoolboys to do star jumps after they were caught riding without helmets has been doing the rounds of Thai social media this week.

Onlooker Kumphon Darapong, 62, was enjoying his coffee when he saw the traffic officer stop the two schoolboys in front of the cafe in Trat, eastern Thailand.

Footage from Wednesday (September 12) afternoon shows how having frogmarched them on the pavement he sat on his scooter and chuckled as the lads in boy scout uniforms did 50-star jumps.

The officer then explained to them the importance of using helmets before letting them continue their ride home.



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Thais Whisper Their Hopes And Wishes To Rat Statue

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Buddhist devotees whisper their New Year wishes into the ear of a giant rat in Bangkok. The bronze rodent is found at a ‘Ganesh’ shrine in Ratchada. Followers have a mixture of Hindu and Buddhist beliefs.

Footage shows how locals give offerings of brightly-coloured beaded necklaces to the statue before telling it their deepest desires and dreams. It is believed that the animal then conveys the messages to its master, the elephant god Ganesh, also known as Ganesha, who brings good luck and wealth. Many of the followers at the temple were making wishes for the coming year.

”Ganesh is connected with artists and business people, who are trying to create success,” said one the gurus at the temple.

Thailand is predominantly Buddhist but the country has a long history of Hindu beliefs from when it was part of the great Khmer Empire. While in the Vaishnavism sect of Hinduism, the historic Buddha or Gautama Buddha, is considered to be an avatar of the Hindu god Vishnu. Many Thais are entwined with the mixture of the two religions.





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Hospital Restaurant Serves Up Cannabis Cuisine

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A month after cannabis was removed from Thailand’s narcotics list, a hospital restaurant has rolled out a weed-inspired menu which has curious customers flocking to get a taste.

Located in a wellness centre of Chao Phraya Abhaibhubejhr hospital in Prachinburi, about two hours from Bangkok, the restaurant uses up to five leaves in dishes, some of which were traditionally cooked with cannabis before it became illegal.





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Dinosaur Killed In Khon Kaen

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Tragedy struck on Wednesday afternoon in Khon Kaen when a giant dinosaur was killed after municipal workers accidentally set it on fire.

The giant dino had been living on Khon Kaen-Kalasin Road for quite some time but local authorities decided to re-house him in another part of the city.

A team of experts were sent tasked with the job of helping him move.

As they were putting their plan into action, a fire broke out burning the dino to death, despite the best efforts of firefighters to save its life.

A man with a metal cutter and strong winds are being blamed for the fatality.

Internet users across the country were in mourning after a post on Facebook with photos of the tragedy went viral.

An investigation into the cause of the fire has been launched.



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