Protest of the Day: Thailand is Experiencing Hunger Games IRL

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Protest of the Day: Thailand is Experiencing Hunger Games IRL
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Students protesting the military coup in Thailand have adopted Katniss' 3-fingered salute from Hunger Games, and "The Capitol" is not happy.

The military-controlled government has banned the gesture, and a movie chain has cancelled all screenings of the latest film "Mockingjay" as a result of the protests and, reportedly, pressure from the police.

Five students were arrested at a speech this week by Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-O-Cha (Thailand's President Snow), wearing shirts that read "Don't Want a Coup."

Chan-O-Cha is denying any involvement in the screening cancellations. He also says he isn't phased by the salute, but warns them all - in a very creepy Snow-like fashion - that this might "jeopardize their futures."

Maybe the government should spend more time watching the movies themselves to learn that trying to silence the people is probably not going to end very well for them.

World's Longest Thing of the Day

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World's Longest Thing of the Day: A male couple bested five hetero rivals to claim the Guinness World Record for world's longest kiss.

The long-lasting lovers smooched for 50 straight hours at a Valentine's Day event in Pattaya, Thailand, beating the previous record by nearly four hours.

For the

Wedding Photo of the Day

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Wedding Photo of the Day
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Wedding Photo of the Day: A man dressed as a pirate chases Thai-Swedish couple William Timhede and Napatsawan Timhede around Thailand's Prachinburi province as part of an adventure-themed wedding ceremony.

[telegraph.]

Everybody Needs A Hobby of the Day

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Everybody Needs A Hobby of the Day: Pianist Paul Barton celebrates his 50th birthday in style: Playing Beethoven for old, injured, blind, and handicapped elephants at a nature preserve in the mountains of Kanchanaburi, Thailand.

"It was a 50th birthday present to myself," Barton is quoted as s

Post-Apocalyptic Scene of the Day

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Post-Apocalyptic Scene of the Day: Thailand is currently experiencing its worst flooding in over half a century, as monsoon rains refuse to let up.

Bangkok, which has been spared the worst so far, braces for the possibility of submersion, particularly in its low-lying downtown area. Newly elected prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra has ordered residents to seek highe

Doomed To Repeat It of the Day

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Doomed To Repeat It of the Day
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Doomed To Repeat It of the Day: A mock-Nazi parade, complete with swastika armbands and "Sieg Heil" salutes, which took place at the Sacred Heart School in Chiang Mai, Thailand, was roundly condemned by several embassies and international Jewish human rights groups.

"It is difficult to calculate the hurt such a display inflicted on survivors of the Nazi Holocaust and the families of