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Different laws of physics in Isaan

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On 5/14/2017 at 5:22 AM, SiamBeast said:

When someone says that to you, politely smile, and change the topic.

 

You can't fix stupid.

partickerly when stupid doesn't want to be fixed

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5 minutes ago, bbbbooboo said:

partickerly when stupid doesn't want to be fixed

I hope you did "partickerly" on purpose. :smile:

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Nothing unusual about people having certain beliefs, passed down from one to another.

   Some people back home believe the No.13  is unlucky (passed on to them from others who believed this) to the extent that they would not live in a house with the No.13 on the door.

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"Can not go fishing on a holiday, fish take the day off."

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Switching off the hot water heater in the shower at the thermostat, power switch and circuit breaker to save money on electricity.  

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On 5/14/2017 at 2:29 PM, taichiplanet said:

i nearly always get weird looks when i point to a star and say that it is the same as the sun, just further away. Obviously stars are different in Thailand.

Many moons ago, (pardon the pun) when I first arrived, I was in a conversation with some reasonably educated Thais about the sky, sun, moon & stars & such. I was trying to explain that many of the stars in the sky died many, many years ago & they were only seeing the light from the dead, extinguished star. How do you think that went ? Falang crazy man.

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I was told if you go out in the hot sun in the hot season you get a cold which i laughed at.... and caught a cold.

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I do know an Issan lady who, at the end of a long journey, leaves her car's engine running for 10 minutes to 'cool it down'. 

 

And how about this one. Issan girls won't have their haircut on a Wednesday, because it shortens their life!

 

But we're not so far ahead really.

 

It wasn't so long ago, (within my living memory) that mother's in UK sent their children to hide under the stairs or the table when there was a storm! And we used to dash around unplugging everything. (which, admittedly wasn't a lot!)

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Wasn't  there a recent video of a car driving along and a lightning bolt hit it and it was supposedly because the driver or passenger was on the phone ?  It is safe to use a mobile or cordless phone indoors. However, a mobile or cordless phone should not be used outdoors during a thunderstorm, as holding any object with metallic components increases the risk of being struck by lightning.

That aside , when it comes with having an isaan partner. You won't change their mind so give up trying to. Just go with the flow ................

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21 hours ago, starky said:

Awesome. I love the rain makes you sick myth. This time of year up at mine as soon as it starts raining i love getting outside the in laws go loopy. My favourite is when its been stinking hot then starts pissing down is to throw on some boardshorts and lay in the driveway till the concrete cools down. 5 years later still waiting to catch a cold.

 

 

starky getting sick when it rains is not a myth.

I got stuck down the drive in my wheelchair 3 weeks ago, i still have a stinking cold from that day, no matter what i take it will not go away.

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Thirty percent of the people in my country believe the earth was created in six days a few thousand years ago by a god that lives in the sky and man and dinosaurs lived together.  And your stomach will cramp up and you will drown if you swim after eating....... etc.  

 

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On 5/14/2017 at 3:05 PM, Pdaz said:

Yes I remember the incredulous look I received on saying that the tides were controlled by the moon.... And that whales weren't fish.....

One lady assured me that Thailand has its own moon.. 

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On 2017-5-13 at 6:51 PM, wump said:

Apparently, you have to switch off your mobile phone when it's raining or you might die from a lightning strike.

But then if you do get hit by lightning the first place they will look will be your mobile phone to see if any numbers can be discerned. Dead or alive why waste a golden opportunity?

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33 minutes ago, ricklev said:

Thirty percent of the people in my country believe the earth was created in six days a few thousand years ago by a god that lives in the sky and man and dinosaurs lived together.  And your stomach will cramp up and you will drown if you swim after eating....... etc.  

 


Oh yeah that reminded me of another one.  My wife won't take a shower for at least 30 minutes after eating.  

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