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.