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SCHOOL

What are Thai students in government-run schools now allowed to do?

A)Turn in their homework via LINE.

B)Ask questions and use critical thinking.

C)Refuse to wear baby powder.

D)Wear their hair longer. The Ministry of Education has instructed schools to be more lenient on students' hairstyles, citing that the outdated regulation on hair length is no longer applicable. The old rule introduced in 1972 required male students to have crew cuts no longer than five centimetres, while females couldn't grow their hair past their neckline. The regulations were eased in 1975. However Education Minister Phongthep Thepkanjana told the Bangkok Post, "Many schools are still complying with the old rules and this is not right because the new dress codes permit students to have longer hair."

WORLD CUP

What is one way Brazil is preparing ahead of its hosting duties for the World Cup 2014?

A)Making sure all the footballs are inflated.

B)Ensuring they have a sufficient amount of red cards handy.

C)Penalising anyone that calls it "soccer".

D)Offering free language classes to Brazil's prostitutes. In the tropical country where prostitution is legal, sex workers in the city of Belo Horizonte have begun taking advantage of classes offering English, Spanish and Portuguese lessons to prepare for the influx of foreign visitors during next year's World Cup. "It will be important for the girls who will be able to use English to let their clients know what they are charging and learn about what turns them on," Cida Vieira, President of the Association of Prostitutes, told AP.

McDONALD'S

What adjustment is McDonald's in Australia making to some of its stores?

A)Requiring their customers to say, "A dingo ate my hamburger."

B)Crafting statues of Ronald McDonald sitting in a kangaroo's pouch.

C)Smothering Vegemite on all its products.

D)Changing the signage of selected stores to "Macca's". Australia is the only country that refers to McDonald's as Macca's, and the fast food chain has decided to temporarily use the nickname in 13 restaurants around the country to show their appreciation for The Land Down Under. The move came after a branding survey commissioned by McDonald's found that 55 per cent of Aussies call the company "Macca's". The name-change is also part of McDonald's celebrations of Australia Day (Jan 26), and the restaurants will go back to using its original signage in early Feb.

Welcome to Macca’s, mate! Would you like some chips with that?

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Writer: Sumati Sivasiamphai
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