Well, Guru doesn't and we need your help! See if you can answer these amazingly difficult questions and win yourself the joy of being right!
Thankfully our bathroom habits haven't gone in the same direction as dogs yet...
Why is Thai Airways temporarily changing its schedule for flights to Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai later this month?
A)Because the company likes to keep passengers on their toes.
B)Because they want to encourage more non-Chiang-related travel.
C)Because their hi-so customers will only fly there on the new Airbus A380.
D)Because they're taking precautionary measures to avoid floating lanterns being suctioned into airplane engines during Loy Krathong (Nov 28). During the annual festival, people ask for forgiveness from the water goddess and also release floating lanterns to get rid of bad fortune, particularly in northern Thailand. To prevent a horrible "Mayday! There's a lantern in the engine!" incident, Thai Airways will adjust and suspend some flights from Bangkok to Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai from Nov 27 to 29.
What has the Oxford English Dictionary named as word of the year?
D)"Omnishambles". The word, which means "a situation which is shambolic from every possible angle", was coined in 2009 in the BBC political satire The Thick of It. Judges deemed "omnishambles" to be the most interesting of the many new words entering the vernacular because of its relevance to all the chaotic events taking place in the world. Although this selection doesn't guarantee that "omnishambles" will become a formal word in the dictionary, we suggest that our government start a campaign to make Thailand the official Omnishambles Hub.
How can you show your appreciation for the toilet and everything it offers us?
A)By flushing after each use, you good-for-nothing heathens!
B)By refraining from answering your mobile phone while on the potty to make others feel at ease.
C)By making sure your maid cleans your bathroom spotlessly every day.
D)By visiting the world's first toilet theme park. The South Korean city of Suwon has opened the Restroom Cultural Park, dedicated to toilet history, toilet behaviour, and everything else about toilets you didn't know you wanted to know! The venue has a museum displaying Roman-style bathrooms, European-style bedpans and old-school Korean flush toilets. There are also fun (*subject to debate) facts about poop and statues of people going to the bathroom. The park was built in memory of Suwon's former mayor Sim Jae-Duck, aka "Mr Toilet", who was reportedly fascinated by bathrooms.
About the author
- Writer: Sumati Sivasiamphai
Position: Guru Editor