CHINESE GIRL PRETENDS TO BE A GHOST TO AVOID PARKING CHARG
A Horrible Histories song to help you remember all of the English monarchs since William I which demonstrates how incredibly creative the English can be with names.
William I, William II, Henry I, Stephen, Henry II, Richard I, John, Henry III, Edward I, Edward II, Edward III, Richard II, Henry IV, Henry V, Henry VI, Edward IV, Edward V, Richard III, Henry VII, Henry VIII, Edward VI, Mary I, Elizabeth I, James I, Charles I, Charles II, James II, William III, Mary II, Anne, George I, George II, George III, George IV, William IV, Victoria, Edward VII, George V, Edward VIII, George VI, Elizabeth II
We are used to seeing Buddhas in Chiang Mai, usually golden and sitting serenely, but this Buddha at the forest temple Wat Umong was a shock and unlike any we had seen before. This emaciated statue is called the Fasting Buddha and represents the Buddha at the end of his long fasting period before he gained enlightenment.