The king of Thailand, Rama X, whose birth name was Vajiralongkorn Borommachakkrayadisonsantatiwong Thewetthamrongsuboriban Aphikhunuprakanmahittaladunladet Phumiphonnaretwarangkun Kittisirisombunsawangkhawat Borommakhattiyaratchakuman, is the wealthiest ruler on Earth with a net worth of $30b.
In Thailand, each day of the week has a color and a god who protects it. In the past, people would wear the color assigned to each day. Now most people just use their personal lucky color which is based on the day they were born.
Children belonging to the Moken tribe of Thailand have perfect vision underwater. They do is by constricting their pupils and changing their lens shape, just like dolphins and seals. They use this ability to hunt for fish, clam and shells to eat. This skill can be acquired, when exposed to underwater environment enough at an early age – before ~5 years.
About half of Thailand’s 349,000 monks are either overweight or obese. They rely solely on alms from the faithful and must consume what they are offered before noon each day. After midday, to keep their energy up, many rely on highly sweetened beverages, including energy drinks.
Almost all major American Grocery chains continue to profit from the use of Slavery in Thailand’s peeled shrimp industry.
There is a Buddhist Temple complex in Thailand made out of over 1.5 million empty beer bottles.
When the current King of Thailand was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the hospital room in which he was born was declared Thai territory for the duration of the birth so that he could be born on Thai soil.
Thai prisoners are released early if they take part in special kick boxing matches against foreigners.
Thai people have a fashion subculture called “Hitler Chic”.
Saudi Arabia and Thailand have had limited diplomatic relations since a Thai janitor was accused of stealing a blue diamond from a Saudi prince’s palace in 1989.