Thailand Built an Electronic Tongue to Police Thai Food Worldwide

The government of Thailand does not approve of your town's crappy Thai restaurant. In fact, it's so upset about the global scourge of tasteless Tom Yum soup and dank drunken noodles that's spending $1 million to combat it. A large portion of that money has gone into the development of an electronic tongue. » 9/29/14 11:19am 9/29/14 11:19am

These are the coolest amateur rockets I've ever seen

Bamboo rockets are really cool. They are wheels with a central rod full of solid fuel and nozzles that spin into the sky until they stop and fall back to Earth on a parachute. Or explode. It's a big thing in Thailand—so big that they celebrate festivals to watch them fly and broadcast them on TV. » 6/23/14 1:14am 6/23/14 1:14am

Bangkok Is Basically the Most Popular Location on Instagram

If you've ever looked at Instagram's explore tab, then you've undoubtedly seen a bevy of most liked photos originating from kids in Thailand. And as it turns out, the most popular location to tag Instagram photos this year came from the Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok. After that it was some mall in Bangkok, followed… » 12/27/12 1:48pm 12/27/12 1:48pm

The Ingenuity of Thailand During Their Massive Flood Is Very Impressive

I don't want to make light of a tragedy because the floods in Thailand have been worse than imaginable. The flooding has killed over 500 people, caused $5 billion in damage and has been ongoing since mid-summer. It's a sad, sad state of life. But instead of giving up, the people of Thailand are adapting. And it's… » 11/16/11 8:00pm 11/16/11 8:00pm

Thailand Tried to Buy F-16s with 80,000 Tons of Frozen Chicken. And the…

So what do you do when you're a sovereign government that's short on fighter jets and cash, but flush with frozen chicken? Call up Lockheed Martin! According to a WikiLeaked cable, the US State Department helped broker such a deal between the Thais and Lockheed Martin. It almost happened, were it not for a coup that… » 3/04/11 11:40pm 3/04/11 11:40pm

Wristwatches Banned in College-Entry Exams Thanks to One Lousy Cheater

Some kid used his cellphone-connected watch to receive incriminating text messages during a college-entry exam in Thailand and now "all kinds of watches" have been banned from 18 exam centers. Thailand has a seriously competitive testing system, with selectivity in some engineering and medicine programs reaching 1 in… » 3/05/08 11:10am 3/05/08 11:10am