Yes, that’s right! These Thai iguanas taste like chicken. But good luck trying to find them at the local supermarket or at a Thai restaurant…you’d probably have a better chance finding them in your backyard!
Thai iguanas (also known as ‘Yair’ แย้) are more commonly eaten at the countryside. In some areas, they’re considered pests…so instead of exterminating them, why not have some “chicken”?
Here’s what they look like before getting skinned:
Would you like it deep fried or grilled?
They are supposed to be prepared to handle most anything, yet a harmless lizard managed to scare the daylights out of U.S. Secret Service agents preparing a residence for President Obama’s trip to Thailand.
Thai officials, however, reassured the U.S. Secret Service that the massive lizards found on the Government House grounds were not the dangerous Komodo dragons, but the harmless, lazy water lizards.
Both belong to the monitor lizard family and can grow up to 200 pounds and ten feet long.
While not as aggressive as Komodo dragons, water lizards can be defensive when threatened and use their tail, claws, and jaws when fighting off predators.
Source – http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2234474/Obama-Thailand-visit-Secret-Service-gets-scare-lifetime-discovering-giant-lizards-residence.html
The largest human Christmas tree in the world consists of 852 Thai students dressed in red, green, and black hoodies!
Palm trees outnumber pine trees in predominantly Buddhist Thailand. But the country still set a record with its holiday spirit even though Christmas is not a holiday in Thailand!
The record was set in 15 minutes and 29 seconds at Siam Paragon shopping mall, outdoing the German record of 672 participants in 2011.
Source – http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/25065762