BANGKOK, Thailand - It was love at first sight for Thailand's Scorpion Queen and Centipede King. The couple with a soft spot for creepy crawlers - and publicity stunts - is planning a Valentine's Day's wedding at a haunted house, and to consummat...
BANGKOK, Thailand - It was love at first sight for Thailand's Scorpion Queen and Centipede King.
The couple with a soft spot for creepy crawlers - and publicity stunts - is planning a Valentine's Day's wedding at a haunted house, and to consummate their vows in a coffin.
Kanchana Ketkaew, 36, who set a world record in 2002 for spending 32 days in a glass cage with 3,400 scorpions, plans to wed 29-year-old Bunthawee Siengwong -- who set a Thai record for enduring 28 days with 1,000 centipedes.
The couple met while performing their respective stunts at a snake farm on the resort island of Koh Samui, said Somporn Naksuetrong, the general manager of Thailand's Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum, which is sponsoring the wedding.
The couple will tie the knot Feb. 14 in a group ceremony dubbed "Til Death Do Us Part" at Ripley's Haunted Adventure House, 50 miles south of Bangkok.
Go straight to jail card
LEAVENWORTH, Kan. - The business cards got a response, but surely not what their owner had in mind.
Police said they heard Sylvester J. Williams, 21, of Leavenworth, was selling drugs. Then, they got an unexpected tip.
"We heard that he was handing out business cards," Maj. Patrick Kitchens said. "In the course of our investigation we were fortunate to come up with one, and we gave him a call."
Kitchens said the business card had an image of what appeared to be an alarm clock being hit by a boxing glove and said: "For a quick hit on time call the boss."
Williams was charged Monday with possessing crack cocaine with the intent to sell it, said Kitchens. He was in custody Wednesday on $75,000 bond.
"It makes our job considerably easier when they advertise and let us know where to get ahold of them," Kitchens said.
Worms and the word
A diet of worms doesn't sound too appealing and it was a bit hard to swallow.
The Diet of Worms was a general assembly (also known as a diet) in the German town of Worms that ran from January to May in 1521, during which Martin Luther refused to recant his teachings and writings.
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