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10 Facts about Thailand

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1. A pedophile in Thailand posted a picture of himself with a swirl effect on his face, allowing Interpol to unswirl the image and arrest him

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2. Tilly Smith, aged 10, helped save her family and hundreds of tourists in Thailand from the 2004 tsunami by recognizing warning signs that she had learned in her geography class two weeks earlier

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3. Thailand has the highest amount of sex changes in the world

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4. Misbehaving officers in Thailand are made to wear Hello Kitty armbands as a badge of shame

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5. Before the Columbian Exchange, there were no chili peppers in Thailand

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6. A Thai janitor stole Saudi Royal jewels. When the jewels were then returned, it was discovered that half of them were fake. 3 months later, a Saudi business man with close ties to the royal family then traveled to Thailand to investigate and was abducted and killed, along with 3 Saudi officials

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7. The Hunger Games’ three fingered salute has become a real symbol of resistance in Thailand against the recent military coup

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8. Sunandha Kumariratana, queen of Thailand, drowned as her subjects looked on because they were forbidden to touch her

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9. Thai prisoners are released early if they take part in special kick boxing matches against foreigners

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10. Some of the world’s best Scrabble players are Thai and can’t speak English

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