Posts Tagged 'Thailand'

Photos Of The Week – May 9, 2019

From NBC News –

Surprise wedding in Thailand, controversial finish at the Derby, seeing double at the Met Gala and more.

Go to the pics.

Photos of The Week – 7/12/18

Flipboard’s album of the week of 7/12/2018.

Climb Inside Thailand’s Three-Headed Elephant [video]

Tool-wielding Monkeys Push Shellfish To Edge Of Extinction

According to NewScientist –

HUMANS aren’t the only primate to have pushed their prey towards extinction. Monkeys have also over-exploited animals for food. Long-tailed macaques forage for shellfish on islands off Thailand, then crack them open with stone tools. They target the largest rock oysters, bludgeoning them with stone hammers, and pry open the meatiest snail and crab shells with the flattened edges of their tools. These macaques are one of three primates that use stone tools, alongside chimpanzees in Africa and bearded capuchins in South America. “Stone tools open up an opportunity for foods they otherwise wouldn’t even be able to harvest,” says Lydia Luncz at the University of Oxford.

Continue reading HERE.

Fantastic Food Served On Thailand’s Floating Markets [video]

Thailand’s 13 Most Repulsive Dishes

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Who wouldn’t want to sample Baak Bpet?

Dining on plate of duck mouths is a full-on extreme sport that involves masticating dainty beaks until the structures are puréed enough to swallow without choking.

Or, how about Mok huak?  It is frog tadpoles with a generous dose of fermented fish sauce.

Read about all 13 dishes HERE.

 

How To Put Your Elephant Down For A Nap [video]


Elephants Help Make The World’s Most Expensive Cup Of Coffee – No Thanks

50percupBuzzFeed has a graphic description of how a $50 per cup coffee is produced. I’ll pass because: 1.$50 per cup, 2.production involves elephants.

See how it’s done HERE

 

 

The 45 Most Powerful Images Of 2011

BuzzFeed posted a collection of high resolution photos of the big events of 2011. Although the pics are striking, it is depressing to realize that 2011 was so full of suck.

View the pics HERE

Whirlpool resulting from Japan’s tsunami in March.

 

Bangkok Underwater – High Res Photos

The Atlantic presents 42 photos of flooding in Thailand.

Heavy monsoon rains have been drenching Southeast Asia since mid-July, causing mudslides and widespread flooding. The deluge has now reached Bangkok, with rising water and associated problems affecting most of the city’s 10 million residents. Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said that parts of the capital could be inundated by up to 1.5 meters of water and remain flooded for up to a month.

View photos HERE.

 

Pics From Thailand Protest [pics]

The BigPicture has some stunning photos from the protest currently occurring in Thailand.

The Red Shirt political protest in Bangkok, Thailand has been active for nearly two months now, and has entered a new, deadly phase in the past week, with at least 36 of the total 60 deaths occurring in just the last few days.

Go to The BigPicture.


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