A jealous lover has turned a Cambodian wedding into a friggin nighmare after he lobbed a grenade onto the dancefloor where the wedding party were happily dancing, killing 9 and wounding 30. Despite police suspecting the man was in love with the bride there have been no arrests made so far.
Psst Bride and groom survived with only slight flesh wounds
Oh dear, a little girl has died in an explosion after one of her relatives poured petrol over their late granny’s casket during a cremation cermony in Cambodia. Evidently one of the males mourners got frustrated with how slow the wet firewood was taking to burn under the grandmother’s coffin. So he decided to help it on its way by pouring 2 liters of gasoline over it. You can pretty much guess the rest. Twelve other family members were injured in the ensuing kaboom!
OK Loons, hands up who wants to be an extreme tourist in Cambodia and go tarantula hunting? Someone, anyone? Celtic Queen? Susi Spice? Thought not! Evidently the latest “mad as a cut snake” craze for holiday makers is to go spider hunting with the locals and then enjoy a cook up later,featuring deep fried tarantulas in salt and garlic or mixed with rice. The trick to catching a tarantula is to shove a stick down their hole during the day whilst they are sleeping. The pissed off spider will rush out of the ground to find out what the hell is going on and then you pounce.
Sheez, I don't know what all the fuss was about!
Oh for crying out loud, a Cambodian woman has been busted for smuggling a tiger’s penis into New Zealand (and no, there isn’t a golf tournament on!). The woman, who had just arrived from Singapore, was singled out by sniffer dogs and a search later revealed she had a tiger’s penis and a gall badder tied around her waist and also in a plastic bag around her leg. Sheez, seems the highly rare and endangered tiger’s penis could fetch a small fortune on the black market (ain’t that the truth Elin). Anywho, if tests prove that the dried up, wrinkly thing belongs to a real endangered species she could be fined $100,000 and/or 5 years jail.
A Cambodian man has killed not only himself but his entire family after he tried removing explosives from a bomb he had scavenged. Hmm, that’s what tends to happen when you try and pound the thing out, people. Kaboom! Leng Hatha, who earned money from selling metal from unexploded bombs, killed himself , his pregnant wife and young daughter. When police arrived at his home they found hundreds of live bombs lying around his home.
Hey, anyone want my spit?
Any excuse for a three day mourning ceremony I say. Hundreds of Cambodians have gathered at the home of a villager who owned a holy cow for like a few days.The calf was born this week with skin that looked like crocodile hide and weird leg markings. In its really short life the poor calf has been inundated with locals helping themselves to it’s saliva (yes, that’s right cow spit) to fix ailments like toothaches (please don’t ask). The villagers believe that the calf had mystic powers, reinforced by the fact rain began falling on the drought ridden village following its death. So anywho in countryside superstitious Buddhist Cambodia that means a three day mourning ceremony! The ceremony involves a lot of monetary offerings, incense burning and praying for it’s rebirth into a longer more fruitful life.