Posts tagged "thailand"

The Miss International Queen Competition Is A Beauty Pageant Unlike Any Other

This past week, a beauty pageant of an entirely different kind took place in Thailand. The Miss International Queen Pageant is a transgender and transsexual beauty pageant where contestants must have been born male in order to participate. Now in its 8th year, the Miss International Queen Pageant aims to increase visibility and acceptance of transgender…

By: Julie Gerstein / November 5, 2012

I Want To Go To There: The World’s Largest Mass Massage

In Bangkok, Thailand 641 masseuses simultaneously performed massages on lucky volunteers for 12 consecutive minutes, breaking the Guinness World Record for biggest mass massage. The record was previously set in Australia in 2010, when 263 massage therapists worked in tandem. The event was organized to promote Thailand's famous spa industry. "I felt enchanted. I felt…

By: Ami Angelowicz / September 2, 2012

Man Marries Dead Girlfriend In Joint Funeral And Wedding Ceremony In Thailand

A man recently married his deceased girlfriend in a combination funeral and wedding ceremony. Chadil Deffy, also known as Deff Yingyuen, placed a ring on the finger of Sarinya "Anne" Kamsook, his girlfriend of 10 years, during the ceremony in Thailand's Surin province. The couple had planned to get married in the future, but Yingyuen wanted…

By: Huffington Post Weird News / January 18, 2012

In Thailand, Hello Kitty Means Humiliation

Bangkok, Thailand has taken a pretty non-traditional approach to curbing police corruption. Of late, they've been punishing officers who act out of line by requiring that they wear pink Hello Kitty armbands on their uniforms. "This new twist is expected to make them feel guilt and shame and prevent them from repeating the offense, no…

By: Julie Gerstein / October 6, 2011

“Baby-Breeding” Ring Busted In Asia

Anywhere you can find women, you can find people trying to control women's reproductive capabilities. I write a lot on The Frisky about attempts to deter women from having abortions. But in parts of Asia, there's a problem that's quite different: fertile women acting as surrogates who are kept in farm-like conditions for "baby breeding."…

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 27, 2011

Totally Disturbing Bargain Lipo And Sex Changes In Thailand

Fashion blogger Bryan Boy spotted this ad in Thailand for plastic surgery that reads more like the dollar-meal menu. Get your tummy tucks for the bargain price of $625! [BryanBoy.com]…

By: Leonora Epstein / November 5, 2009

The Daily Squeeze: Sienna Miller’s Hair, Transsexual Bathrooms, And Angelina Jolie’s Upcoming Roles

Sienna Miller's pubic hair had to be digitally enhanced in the movie Hippie Hippie Shake because people didn't get Brazilians back in the '60s. [Digital Spy]…

By: Catherine Strawn / July 30, 2008

Condom-Themed Restaurants In Thailand

Cabbages and Condoms is a chain of restaurants in Thailand that also promotes safe sex, hence the word "condoms" in its name. The "cabbages" part is there because the vegetable is a staple of Northeast Thailand -- and as a website about the restaurants says, "Now, if condoms could be as common and used a…

By: Catherine Strawn / May 22, 2008

Beware Of Coffee Offered By Strange Men

Apparently, there are coffee and orange juice mixes that can make people incredibly aroused, and an organization for women and children in Thailand has issued a warning against these drinks, which are thought to be laced with an aphrodisiac. So far, two women have come forward saying that they've had a strange experience. They both…

By: Catherine Strawn / April 7, 2008