Inside The Acid Dream That Is Thailand’s Nong Nooch Garden

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The stars of Meerkat Manor even have their own place among the sites of Nong Nooch Garden.
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As winter warms and gives birth to spring, many renew their perspectives on the outdoors and, for those of us with green thumbs, gardening. If you do a bit of acid before setting your green thumbs to work, your handiwork might come close to resembling one of the world’s most grandiose, bizarre, and colorful gardens: Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden in Chonburi Providence, Thailand.

Khun Pisit and Khun Nongnooch Tansajja purchased the site in 1954, with the intention of developing it as a fruit plantation. Somewhere along the way the owners changed their mind and decided instead to use the space as a wildlife conservation project. After Nongnooch converted the land from an agricultural area to a flower garden, she then added hut houses, a town house, a Thai-style house, a swimming pool, a restaurant, and a seminar room. The duo officially opened the Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden in 1980.

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A Brief History Of Skateboarding

In this fascinating history of one of the elderly’s most-loathed pastimes, filmmaker Antonio Vicentini doesn’t shy away from frenzied motion or an explosion of color. We think skateboarding’s progenitors would approve.

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Planking, Hospitals For The Dead, And The Creepy Origins Of “Saved By The Bell”

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Thanks to modern medical technology and the pervading cultural ideal that doctors should be formally educated and trained, we no longer have to worry about being buried alive. For much of history, however, it was actually a legitimate concern for a person to have, particularly if they suffered from episodes or “attacks” of a condition called catalepsy.

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