This past Monday, people from around the world aimed their cameras upwards in hopes of catching a glimpse of the “blood moon” lunar eclipse. But as this 19th century manuscript shows, it’s a phenomenon that’s been chronicled long before the advent of camera phones and telescopic lenses.
In Southeast Asia, the malaria parasite has been steadily building resistance to the drug that's used to treat it. This scary news, but even worse: the resistance is on the verge of spreading into densely populated India.
Mansion 7 is a ghost-themed mall in Bangkok. It contains a haunted house called the Dark Mansion, which is supposedly haunted by the owner's daughter and all the black-magic beasties he unleashed trying to raise her from the dead. And it hosts insane-looking parties. We wanna go!
The 2014 Bamboo Rocket Festival in Thailand (one of many such traditional events held annually prior to the rainy season) yielded the absolutely jaw-dropping fireworks display below. No more words even necessary, really ... watch and prepare to have your face melted clean off by sheer force of awesome.
The three-fingered salute used by Katniss and the other rebels in The Hunger Games have been adopted by pro-democracy activists in Thailand. And as a result, a movie chain in Bangkok has cancelled screenings of Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1.
Is the food at your neighborhood Thai place authentic? Thailand wants to know. The country is set to unveil two robots designed to evaluate whether traditional Thai dishes like pad thai, green curry, and massaman curry have been prepared according to government-standardized recipes. Yes, really.
Bangkok's New World Mall was once a shopping center, but today it serves as a giant fish pond, its waterlogged lower level completely overtaken by koi.
The three-finger salute which Katniss Everdeen does in The Hunger Games has become a real-life symbol of resistance to the military coup in Thailand. To the point where the ruling junta has said it may arrest people for doing it, if they're in a large group and refuse to lower their arms.
If we go by the typical standard metrics by which cosplay is judged, you might say this cosplay isn't very good. That it's bad. Or even terrible. But those standards don't matter. This is totally wonderful, incredibly creative, and utterly brilliant.
Thai art students decided to create a mural with some epic superheroes... plus Adolf Hitler. Officials at Chulalongkorn University have apologized, but said the students didn't realize including Hitler would offend anybody. But what I really want to know is, what is that cool duckling saying?
90 minutes outside of Bangkok sits the Wang Saen Suk Hell Park, one of several "hell gardens" that can be found throughout Thailand. At this tourist destination, you can pack a picnic and ramble around the charming sculpture garden, which depicts sinners being eviscerated wholesale in the Buddhist underworld.
All across the globe, there are monuments and tourist attractions that transform our otherwise boring reality into a gleefully tumescent fantasia. Here are the world's most otherworldly phallic vacation destinations.
Since this summer, a particularly strong monsoon season has caused dangerous floodwaters to raise across Thailand. These waters have killed over 500 people and caused several billion dollars in property damage already. In cities like Bangkok, residents have adjusted to the rising waters by flood-proofing their…
In the 2007 Thai gross-out horror flick Sick Nurses, a vengeful ghost takes revenge on a gang of evil, organ-harvesting nurses who killed her.
Meet Khemmikka Na Songkhla, the world's foremost practitioner of the breast-slapping, a particularly vigorous alternative treatment that involves bosoms and a steady wrist.
In the Palme d'Or-winning supernatural drama Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives , director Apichatpong Weerasethakul chronicles his titular character's final days in the Thai countryside, where he's reunited with his dead wife and lost son, who's undergone an otherwordly transformation.
In Bangkok, the Maeklong Line runs through a produce market, and the vendors must scatter whenever once they hear the train's horn. The poor fruits and vegetables are less lucky. This cramped tableau brings to mind the shoulder-to-shoulder existence within the Kowloon Walled City.
Swiftlet nests command a high price for the thick texture they give bird's nest soup. But how does one go about farming birds' nests? By building imposing concrete towers, of course.
One-eyed alien blue slugs have a burning desire to invade people, via their throats. It sounds like a remake of Slither, but Thailand's Cool Gel Attacks is a slapstick comedy. Watch people's hilarious attempts to avoid throat-violation, in the trailer.