478 people were killed and 4,128 injured in a total of 3,919 road accidents during the so-called “seven dangerous days” of the New Year holiday period from December 29, 2016, to January 4, 2017.
In comparison with the same period last year, the number of deaths increased by 25.8%, the number of people injured by 17.8%, and the number of accidents by 16%.
This makes the 2017 New Year road toll the highest in the 10 years that records have been kept. Last year, for example, there were “only” 380 deaths and 3,505 injuries from 3,379 accidents during the :seven dangerous days”.
It’s plain to see that wealth isn’t exactly evenly distributed in Thailand. Most Thais are poor, relatively speaking. There’s a growing yet still small middle class. And only a few Thais are really loaded. The latter group is however so filthy rich that the country’s wealthiest 1% own a staggering 58% of the nation’s total wealth.
According to Credit Suisse’s recently published Global Wealth Report 2016, this makes Thailand the third most unequal country in the world in terms of wealth distribution among its citizens – almost on par with #2 India where the richest 1% own 58.4% of household wealth.
According to the survey, wealth distribution is only more unequal in Russia – the unchallenged #1 in the list – where almost three quarters of the country’s riches, or 74.5%, are held by just 1% of the population.
No, Thailand, this is a bronze medal not to be proud of.
It’s a well-known fact that Thai men (pardon, Khun Somchai) aren’t particularly well endowed but actually have the second shortest penises in the world.
Now Thai women (nah, not ladyboys or “pretties” with their silicone breast implants) aren’t exactly famous for being busty either but most would describe their breast size as nom lek – “small milk”.
This self-perception has now been backed up by scientific research recently published in The Journal of Female Health Sciences. In fact, Thai women were found to have some of the smallest breasts in the world and ranked only #101 out of a total of 108 countries represented in the study.