Right now in Pattaya, Thailand couples have been kissing for more than 33 straight hours all for the chance to win a diamond ring worth 50,000 Thai Baht and a 100,000 Baht cash prize.
Wow! A hundred and fifty thousand Bahts? Where do I sigh up, you ask? You could use that kind of dough and have a Valentine to smootch?
Well, here’s the thing (a dampener, if you will), it’s not that much money really. Roughly, it translates to 5,000 total U.S. dollar. I mean, five thousand dollars isn’t anything to sneeze about, but as a prize for outlasting the other kissing couples? Hmmm . . . I pass. I need more money. Don’t get me wrong, I love my husband but five thousand dollars? The prize would have to be somewhere around fifty thousand to even get me to consider it.
And here’s why: ( the rules of this crazy game).
1) The couples lips can never part. Not even when drinking. They get to sip through a straw. Nice. Very nice. (Just in case you missed the sarcasm, I write this sarcastically).
2) No sitting or sleeping. Oh, that’s a toughie. And per the Associated Press article I read, this rule was considered “the harshest.” I beg to differ. Let’s take a look at rule #3 shall we.
3) They even have to remain embraced while taking bathroom breaks all while monitored by a Contestant Official. Ummm . . . that’s a deal breaker for me. But obviously not for the Thai couples.
Maybe in Thailand 150,000 Bahts is a big deal. Maybe that’s like a kazillion U.S. dollars to them. Let’s sure hope so. Good luck Thai couples. Keep on kissing. As for me, well, I’m going to give my husband a peck and call it good.
So here’s some more weird Valentine’s Day news for ya, since I know you love all things weird.
A farmer in Albert Lea, Minn. decided to create a very unique Valentine’s Day surprise for his wife. A gigantic heart in their barren field made completely of manure. Yes folks, you read it right—MANURE. And guess what? She loved it. Check it out here: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/35369276/ns/us_news-weird_news/
What a crappy way to say I love you (a pun, because I’m funny like that).
As for me, well I prefer chocolate.
Have a wonderful Valentine’s Day!
And please, for all that’s good in the world, don’t give your honey a heart made of poop unless you have 150,000 Bahts to go with it.