While most of us celebrated Valentine’s Day by purchasing gifts for our loved ones, seven Thai couples found it a bore. Luckily, Ripley’s “Believe It or Not” Haunted House attraction in Pattaya, Thailand had the solution. It sponsored the first Valentine’s necro-nuptials.
The newlyweds had a traditional Thai wedding ceremony with chanting Buddhist monks; except that they had to dress as ghouls with scary makeup. Afterwards they were to spend their first night together by sleeping in a coffin at Ripley’s Haunted House to symbolically consummate their union.
Among the couples were Centipede King Boonthawee Seangwong, 29, and Scorpion Queen Kanjana Kaetkeow, 36. They were both Guinness record holders. Kanjana received her title in 2002 after spending 32 days in a glass cube with 3,400 scorpions, and Boonthawee made it a year after for living 28 days with 1,000 centipedes. At the wedding, Kanjana adorned her gown with live scorpions. Boonthawee on the other hand had cheekily placed a centipede in his mouth.
Kanjana said, as quoted by Bangkok Post, “We met and fell in love at a snake farm in Samui Island where we were both performing. We’ve done plenty of strange things before so a strange wedding sounded fun, and besides Ripley’s is paying for it.”
Ah, to be in love. It may have come to their mind that it would be more economical to celebrate wedding anniverary and Valentine’s Day at once—and also Halloween. Nevertheless, despite the originality of the idea, one thing is for sure: kids, don’t try it at home!Powered by Sidelines