Scorpion Queen clinches record in Thailand

ny squeamish people on holidays in the Thai region of Pattaya yesterday (December 22nd) may have struggled to keep hold of their breakfasts after a world record attempt made by a local (and seemingly quite eccentric) legend.

Kanchana Kaetkaew, who calls herself the Scorpion Queen, put a scorpion in her mouth and held it there for 2.03 minutes, the longest time anyone has managed this feat yet.

However, there doesn’t appear to be much in the field of competition for such a record, since the previous holder was Ms Kaetkaew as well.

She was given the creature by her husband Bunthawee Siengwong (who is known as the Centipede King) at a shopping centre in Pattaya, which is well-known for its cabaret acts.

The couple were married at a haunted house in a ceremony sponsored by the Thai branch of Ripley’s Believe It or Not.

Ms Kaetkaew, who was wearing a dress embroidered with the arachnids, now intends to break another record by sitting in a glass compound full of 5,000 scorpions for 33 days.

In other news of alternative events, a camel festival is currently taking place in Dubai and will see over 30,000 of the creatures compete in their own beauty pageant spanning 13 days, the Khaleej Times reports.

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