Elephant gores Scottish tourist to death in Thailand

Elephant gores Scottish tourist to death in Thailand

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BANGKOK — A Scottish tourist has been gored to death by an elephant that he and his 16-year-old stepdaughter were riding on the resort island of Samui, Thai authorities said Tuesday.

Police Lt. Rotjanart Kiewjan said the animal threw Gareth Crowe and Eilidh Hughes to the ground during a trek on Monday. The elephant then gored Crowe with his tusk and stomped on him.

Thai news reports said the elephant became enraged after its trainer, known as a mahout, climbed off to take a picture of the tourists. Police think hot weather may have disturbed the 13-year-old elephant. Read more…

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People in Thailand are treating these creepy life-size dolls like real children

People in Thailand are treating these creepy life-size dolls like real children

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Never in our wildest dreams did we think that owning a doll that bears any resemblance to Chucky would ever become a thing. But it is in Thailand and the trend is huge.

Known as Child’s Angel or “Look Thep” (Thai for “Child God”), these life-like dolls come in the size of a human baby, and are being toted around by several Thai celebrities and women like a precious Birkin bag.

The dolls are looked upon as good luck charms and widely believed to invite good fortune and blessings, as well as serve as protection from harm for their owners.

A Child’s Angel doll costs between 2,000 baht to 20,000 baht ($55 to $550), and its owner is expected to put it through a special ritual ceremony that will draw an angel in. According to The Carbonated TV, the Thais believe that the spirits of dead children are invited to live in the doll through the ritual. Read more…

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