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Sunday, 28 February 2010

Vietnam, Hair Today

The man who held the record for Vietnam's longest hair, and possibly the longest hair in the world, died of natural causes in the Mekong Delta earlier this week. He was 79.

Tran Van Hay stopped cutting his hair after several post barber incidents when haircuts were followed by bouts of illness.

Full story here but also widely reported in the world's press.

It got me wondering what other stories made the international press in the same day, not much really:

Vietnam's first death from avian flu this year New Straits Times

An article on the proposed increase in Vietnamese steel prices
in Commodity Online News and a report on Jetstar in Vietnam in the Sidney Morning Herald

The last story to get wide reporting was The Man Who Sleeps With His Wife's Corpse

One Big News story, widely reported and commented on, was the Facebook Troubles, we've still got the troubles but the coverage has gone. Clearly Vietnam is still firmly in the odd and quirky category of international news, either that, or very little ever happens.


Mandy and Rob said...

Greetings from Cyprus, enjoyed the blog, Regards

Madeline said...

Greetings from Singapore! Thank you for leaving comments at raemarks and inviting me to read your blog. You have a way with words and a camera! Beautiful. VET is way more inspiring than SIN. You made the right move! Best, Madeline

Anonymous said...

Unable to give you a heart. so have a reply to push up your post. ........................................