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by hhfarang
Wed Mar 22, 2017 8:35 pm
Forum: Foo
Topic: News of the Weird - this just in!
Replies: 862
Views: 43822

Re: News of the Weird - this just in!

915 coins found inside sick turtle http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/general/1209800/915-coins-found-inside-sick-turtle Veterinarians laboured for seven hours to remove 915 coins weighing five kilogrammes from a sea turtle suffering chronic stomach ache. “It is hard to imagine how it swallowed such a...
by hhfarang
Wed Mar 22, 2017 8:33 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Thai cops search scandal-hit temple for wanted monk
Replies: 13
Views: 1473

Re: Thai cops search scandal-hit temple for wanted monk

" AP Explains: What's behind conflict at sprawling Thai temple http://a57.foxnews.com/images.foxnews.com/content/fox-news/world/2017/03/22/ap-explains-what-behind-conflict-at-sprawling-thai-temple/_jcr_content/par/featured-media/media-0.img.jpg/876/493/1490159020642.jpg?ve=1&tl=1 BANGKOK – It's more...
by hhfarang
Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Flashing headlights
Replies: 19
Views: 817

Re: Flashing headlights

In many countries the meaning of flashing headlights from oncoming traffic is "beware, cops/speed trap ahead". I often wish Thai people would adopt this behavior. They have. I was saved a couple of times on the Bangkok toll highways by many cars going the other direction flashing they lights. Each ...
by hhfarang
Sat Mar 18, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Shingles Vaccine problem
Replies: 4
Views: 396

Re: Shingles Vaccine problem

^ Yep, when I got my flu shot last fall the nurse asked if I wanted a shingles vaccine. I asked it it was fully covered by Medicare as is the flu shot. She said no and that it cost $175. I opted out. Now I wonder if the reason it's not covered by insurance is that there is a risk of the insurance co...
by hhfarang
Sat Mar 18, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: Smartphone thermometer
Replies: 22
Views: 1099

Re: Smartphone thermometer

Pete, my Samsung Galaxy phone has sensors that tell the temperature, humidity, light (in lux), barometric pressure, and altitude. I find that the temperature one always reads much hotter than the ambient temp... right now by 8 degrees F when compared to other thermometers in my home. I think that is...
by hhfarang
Sat Mar 18, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Online Ordering - a sign of the times?
Replies: 49
Views: 2686

Re: Online Ordering - a sign of the times?

China is not really a 'manufacturing' hub for U.S. but more of an 'assembly' hub for U.S. products, and some of the materials that are used to make a product do indeed come from the U.S. I've been looking at U.S. kitchen appliances and find it's just the opposite. Many, if not most, of the parts ar...
by hhfarang
Wed Mar 15, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: Science & Nature
Topic: Engineering and Technology Thread
Replies: 51
Views: 8550

Re: Engineering and Technology Thread

Best "e-bike" solution I've seen so far... "UrbanX | Convert Any Bike to an Electric Bike in 60 Seconds An all-in-one, 60 second solution to convert your traditional bike into an electric bike with a 30 mile range and a 20mph top speed. ..." "We designed UrbanX as cost effective way for casual rider...
by hhfarang
Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Thailand seizes rhino horns worth $5 million in biggest haul for years
Replies: 0
Views: 108

Thailand seizes rhino horns worth $5 million in biggest haul for years

" https://www.yahoo.com/sy/ny/api/res/1.2/cr5ZxMV3y_GQmsMloO1RCQ--/YXBwaWQ9aGlnaGxhbmRlcjtzbT0xO3c9NDUwO2g9MzAwO2lsPXBsYW5l/http://media.zenfs.com/en_ZA/News/Reuters/2017-03-14T110038Z_1_LYNXMPED2D0NZ-OZATP_RTROPTP_2_OZATP-UK-THAILAND-RHINO.JPG.cf.jpg Rhino horns are displayed during a news conferen...
by hhfarang
Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Feeding Time
Topic: Locations that serve a "good" Amercian / English breakfast.
Replies: 147
Views: 13437

Re: Locations that serve a "good" Amercian / English breakfast.

The best breakfasts (American style) I had over there were always from Canadian owned bars. Sadly, the three I used to visit for breakfast are all closed now.
by hhfarang
Mon Mar 13, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Online Ordering - a sign of the times?
Replies: 49
Views: 2686

Re: Online Ordering - a sign of the times?

When I left there over 2 years ago there was very little you could order online... I did pizzas but that was about it. Here (in the U.S.) I rarely set foot in a store and I haven't been to a shopping mall in over a year. Everything can be bought online, even groceries. Even if I go to a store it us ...
by hhfarang
Sun Mar 12, 2017 11:41 pm
Forum: Science & Nature
Topic: Wild Boar in the Suburbs
Replies: 21
Views: 1434

Re: Wild Boar in the Suburbs

"Hunters deployed to kill radioactive wild boars as residents return to homes in Fukushima nuclear disaster zone"

https://www.yahoo.com/news/hunters-depl ... 00827.html
by hhfarang
Fri Mar 10, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: Science & Nature
Topic: Global Warming 2
Replies: 957
Views: 37064

Re: Global Warming 2

Here's the two latest headlines from within the last 24 hours... :? "Humans Caused 100% of the Past Century’s Global Warming" https://futurism.com/humans-caused-100-of-the-past-centurys-global-warming/ "EPA chief says carbon dioxide doesn’t cause global warming" https://www.bostonglobe.com/news/nati...
by hhfarang
Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Drivers in Hua Hin
Replies: 13
Views: 1132

Re: Drivers in Hua Hin

One of the common politically incorrect jokes when I lived in Saudi Arabia was:

What's the definition of a nanosecond?

It's the time it takes for an Arab to get his finger out of his nose and onto the car horn when the light turns green... :oops: :P
by hhfarang
Mon Mar 06, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: Foo
Topic: News of the Weird - this just in!
Replies: 862
Views: 43822

Re: News of the Weird - this just in!

^ but they spit... :D