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Biggs Story EP.389: ซื้อลอตเตอรี่ครั้งแรกก็ถูกซะละ

“Woman finds missing wallet on beach” A woman walking her dogs on a British Columbia beach made a surprising discovery among the trash that washed up — her own long-lost wallet. Marcie Callawaert said she and her dogs were on the beach where she and her husband live when she spotted something familiar in the sand. “I knew right away,” she said. “It stopped me right in my tracks.” Callawaert said she had dropped the wallet into the water while boarding a boat in June 2023. A diver searched for the wallet shortly after it was lost, but they had

Biggs Story EP.388: กระเป๋าสตางค์หายไป 8 เดือน  เจออยู่บนชายหาด

“Woman finds missing wallet on beach” A woman walking her dogs on a British Columbia beach made a surprising discovery among the trash that washed up — her own long-lost wallet. Marcie Callawaert said she and her dogs were on the beach where she and her husband live when she spotted something familiar in the sand. “I knew right away,” she said. “It stopped me right in my tracks.” Callawaert said she had dropped the wallet into the water while boarding a boat in June 2023. A diver searched for the wallet shortly after it was lost, but they had

Biggs Story EP.387: มะนาวเก่าแก่ ลูกละ 64,000 บาท

“Lemon sells for 64,000 baht”  A 285-year-old lemon found in the back of an old cabinet drawer was auctioned for $1,780 in England. That’s the equivalent of 64,000 baht. Auctioneers said a 19th century cabinet was brought to the auction house by a Shropshire family who said it had belonged to a deceased uncle. A specialist was photographing the cabinet for sale when the lemon was discovered in the back of a drawer. The fruit was inscribed with the message: “Given By Mr P Lu Franchini Nov 4 1739 to Miss E Baxter.” The auction house decided to attempt to

Biggs Story EP.386: ลูกโป่งมังกรทองใหญ่ที่สุดในโลก

“Dragon has 38,000 balloons” A dragon sculpture made from approximately 38,000 balloons at a Hong Kong shopping mall was awarded a Guinness World Record. Balloon artists Sze Tai “Wilson” Pang and Kun Lung Ho led more than 60 volunteers in constructing the sculpture. The finished dragon measured 42 metres long, earning the Guinness World Record for the largest balloon sculpture of a dragon. The sculpture was created as part of Chinese New Year celebrations and will remain in place until the end of February. คำศัพท์ balloon (n.) ลูกโป่ง dragon (n.) มังกร sculpture (n.) ประติมากรรม approximately (adv.) โดยประมาณ volunteer (n.) อาสาสมัคร construct

Biggs Story EP.385: ระเบิดบนกำแพงบ้าน!

“Man finds grenade in home wall” A workman renovating a bathroom came across something unexpected — a hand grenade. Vadim Kharkhavyy was taking out a bathtub when he saw the grenade in the wall in the home in Seattle, Washington.  “My first thought was to get out of there,” Kharkhavyy said. Police were called to the scene, and it was determined that the device was not a live grenade. The very old grenade was hidden in a secret compartment in the wall.  Police said World War 2 veterans often brought weapons home with them after the war — and someone

Biggs Story EP.384: เทียนกลิ่น “มูลฮิปโป”

“Special poop candle for Valentine’s” A California man who has been traveling frequently since the 1990s earned a Guinness World Record with his collection of 1,136 hotel keycards. Morten Soerensen said his collection began when he started traveling for business in the ’90s and discovered most hotels allowed him to keep his keycards as souvenirs. Soerensen’s collection, stored in alphabetized albums, earned him the world record for the largest collection of keycards when GWR verified he has 1,136 from different hotels. He said the cards “offer great memories of trips I’ve taken, and places I’ve seen.” คำศัพท์ keycard (n.) คีย์การ์ด

Biggs Story EP.383: นักท่องเที่ยวผู้สะสมคีย์การ์ด

“Traveller collects keycards” A California man who has been traveling frequently since the 1990s earned a Guinness World Record with his collection of 1,136 hotel keycards. Morten Soerensen said his collection began when he started traveling for business in the ’90s and discovered most hotels allowed him to keep his keycards as souvenirs. Soerensen’s collection, stored in alphabetized albums, earned him the world record for the largest collection of keycards when GWR verified he has 1,136 from different hotels. He said the cards “offer great memories of trips I’ve taken, and places I’ve seen.” คำศัพท์ keycard (n.) คีย์การ์ด travel (v.)

Biggs Story EP.382: ห้องน้ำดิสโก้

“Disco toilet” A chain of Kentucky convenience stores is attracting visitors with an unusual feature — a button that turns the bathroom into a disco dance party. Six HOP Shops locations have big red buttons installed in their bathrooms. Pushing the button activates colored lights, a disco ball and music in the bathroom, turning it into a miniature dance club. The bathrooms have proven to be a big draw. Many people come into the stores just to experience the disco bathrooms. “I had a 60-year-old woman who came out of the restroom and told me it was the best day of

Biggs Story EP.381: น้องงูบนเครื่องบิน

“Snake on a plane” Passengers on an AirAsia Thailand flight from Bangkok to Phuket witnessed a scene straight out of the movies — a snake on the plane. A video filmed by a passenger showed a flight attendant trying to capture a small snake slithering on top of the overhead bin. The attendant initially tried to get the snake to slither into a plastic bottle, but ended up using the bottle to nudge the snake into a plastic bag. Phol Poompuang of Air Asia confirmed the incident aboard Flight FD3015, which departed January 13 from Don Mueang International Airport in Bangkok.

Biggs Story EP.380: ห้องน้ำระเบิด!

“Exploding toilet” A man is suing Dunkin Donuts after he was injured by an exploding toilet in a central Florida store. Paul Kerouac wants $100,000 for his injuries that he describes as “severe and long term.” The incident occurred in the men’s room of a Dunkin location a year ago. The explosion left Kerouac covered in human feces, urine and debris. He says an employee told him that they were aware of the “problem with the toilet” since there had been previous incidents. Kerouac says he needed mental health care and counseling after the incident. คำศัพท์ toilet (n.) ห้องน้ำ, โถส้วม