Chonburi hairdresser goes viral for unique World Cup hair carvings

Joe Beauty, a hair salon in Chonburi’s Sri Racha neighborhood, has gone viral this week thanks to some crazily creative World Cup hair designs, including recreating the faces of famous players on the sides of customers’ heads. As word of their football-themed ’dos spread, people across Chonburi started coming in with some fairly tricky requests. ...

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Thai university says freshman wasn’t hazed into kissing friend’s bum (video)

Thai university says freshman wasn’t hazed into kissing friend’s bum (video)

Following a heavily criticized video of what certainly looks like a freshman hazing ritual, the dean of Bangkok’s Phranakhon Rajabhat University yesterday was forced to explain...

Three Thai men arrested for hitting 7-Eleven naked say they tried to ‘behave like foreigners on TV’

Three Thai men arrested for hitting 7-Eleven naked say they tried to ‘behave like foreigners on TV’

Police arrested three daredevils yesterday afternoon after they hit up a trio convenient stores outside Bangkok while stark naked — a stunt they said was an attempt to...

Jackass-wannabes: Four teens are creating commotion all over Bangkok in attempt to gain virality

Jackass-wannabes: Four teens are creating commotion all over Bangkok in attempt to gain virality

Thai social media is ablaze with scorn over a group of four Bangkok teenagers who proudly released a video of themselves disrupting public order for fun yesterday. In the nearly...

Woman doing makeup in Bangkok taxi rushed to hospital with eyebrow pencil jammed in eye

Woman doing makeup in Bangkok taxi rushed to hospital with eyebrow pencil jammed in eye

Considering the state of Bangkok traffic, doing makeup in the cab to save time makes sense for many ladies, though we suspect many of you will be reconsidering after reading this...

Electricity Authority responds to viral pics of utility poles used in home construction

Electricity Authority responds to viral pics of utility poles used in home construction

The Provincial Electricity Authority responded yesterday to a raging online debate over whether it’s legal or safe for villagers in Chachoengsao province to build their houses...

Trashed: Phuket apartment owner says tourists left room in shocking condition

Trashed: Phuket apartment owner says tourists left room in shocking condition

A Phuket apartment owner took to the internet yesterday to share horrific photos of a room he rented to a Chinese couple for just two nights. The Thai man went so far as to...

Jelly Beans from Hell: FDA issues warning about new Thai snacks made from world’s hottest pepper

Jelly Beans from Hell: FDA issues warning about new Thai snacks made from world’s hottest pepper

Thailand’s Food and Drugs Administration has warned parents not to feed their children “Hell Spicy Jelly” jelly beans — advertised to contain Carolina Reaper, the...

Teen confesses to stealing durians to buy meth from dealer accepting the stinky fruit as payment

Teen confesses to stealing durians to buy meth from dealer accepting the stinky fruit as payment

Following earlier reports that Thailand will soon send durians to space, we’re not surprised by the next-level form of appreciation that the locals — in this story — have...

Half a ton of ‘smuggled’ garlic mysteriously appears at Thailand-Laos border

Half a ton of ‘smuggled’ garlic mysteriously appears at Thailand-Laos border

Thai navy officials in northeastern Mukdahan province today discovered nearly half a ton of garlic left lying unattended on the ground near the Kong River. The garlic was believed...


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Coconuts Bangkok Weird

Some people’s eccentric way of thinking will always be a mystery, and sometimes it’s just as easy to blame the famous Thai ghosts. From a witch hunt in the upcountry to a cute doll cult, we attempt to explain eccentric Thainess here. Sometimes, it’s the locals worshipping old trees that they believe can predict lottery numbers. Other times, it’s foreigners who have had too much to drink and are doing the things they would never do back home. Of course, before they know it, they end up in a police press conference, forced to do a wai. We’ll cover that story too.