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Is there anything in this world that has actually been invented, discovered by the Thai's? I've been asking a few people, Thai and foreign and have yet to come up with anything from technology to food. As soon as someone comes up with something others can find a different source.

One of the funniest I've heard was from a Thai friend who's convinced Thailand invented the spoon, and is very proud of the fact.

Any ideas?

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Yes,,12,000 years ago they figured out how to pick up 1 grain of rice with 2 small sticks..

6,000 years ago that figured how to pick up 2 buckets of shit with 1 stick. and there it just stalled out. :o

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Tone marks in writing. I think they're sufficiently different from Greek accents.

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Thai writing follows Sanskrit (from India), not a Thai invention.

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Don't know that you would call it inventing something but a couple of months ago I saw a setup on thai television which looked to me like an attachment for your air conditioner which used the waste heat from the heat exchanger to heat water. I thought that was a good innovation.

:o

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Yes,,12,000 years ago they figured out how to pick up 1 grain of rice with 2 small sticks..

6,000 years ago that figured how to pick up 2 buckets of shit with 1 stick. and there it just stalled out. :o

I've seen the invention of the yoke assigned to the period 3000-1000 BC. The English word goes back to at least 3000 BC. The invention is also claimed for the Chinese, e.g. Chinese Inventions.

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What about Tom Yam Kung? Pad Thai?

It's nothing like Einsteins relativity theory but it sure tastes good.... :o

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Environmentally sustainable packaging? (banana leafs)?

Waste bins made out of old rubber car tyres.

"There isn't anything in the world that we can't make using only solid concrete"

I bet there are loads of practical things around that people normally don't even notice. As for practical use, that waste bin made out of old rubber car tyres may rival a couple of Einstein's achievements. :-)

Cheers,

Chanchao

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OK, I've got a Thai invention that has now found its way into every corner of the world:

RED BULL!

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Thai writing follows Sanskrit (from India), not a Thai invention.

The consonants and vowels come from India. Tone marks seem to be a Thai invention. Khmer and Mon didn't need them, and they're a recent introduction in Shan.

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What about Tom Yam Kung? Pad Thai?

It's nothing like Einsteins relativity theory but it sure tastes good.... :o

As far as I'm aware Tom Yam origanates from Cambodia and was introduced to LoS after the fall of Anghor. Fried rice dunno but I imagine any country with rice as a staple can put in a claim for that one, and yes Tom Yam is delish. Pat Thai, well if you like a plate of greasy mush then I'm sure it's the dish for you.

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Don't know that you would call it inventing something but a couple of months ago I saw a setup on thai television which looked to me like an attachment for your air conditioner which used the waste heat from the heat exchanger to heat water. I thought that was a good innovation.

:o

That has been going on for a long time in developed countrys,but usually ran thru a cooling tower to reuse to cool the condensing coils,,but the HEAT PUMP heats whole houses and is the same principle.

Recycled tires are nothing new,they are used in asphalt for road surfaces and a lot of things., but the steel belted tires are hard to recycle.

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The King of Thailand has invented numerous things!

One of them: http://www.chaipat.or.th/journal/aug03/aerator_e.html

Rather an innovation than an invention. Something which I think the Thai's do extremely well. And before anyone gets on my case for saying bad things about H.M. Bhumophol, I think he's one of Thailands greatest attributes and a good argument for monarchy over democracy, especialy of the Thai style.

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