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  1. Bengal B

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    He could be the reason for the law.
     
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    shane0911 Helping lost idiots find their village Staff Member

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    Not necessarily, I went into one here called Double D's, it should have been called Tons O Fun or something like that. Pitiful
     
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    Siam is an exonym* that was formerly used as the name of Thailand, especially Central, Eastern, Western, and Southern Thailand.

    This Nation has a long history which is far too long to go into detail here. The Thai people, who originally lived in southwestern China, migrated into mainland Southeast Asia over a period of many centuries. The oldest known mention of their existence in the region by the exonym Siamese is in a 12th-century inscription at the Khmer temple complex of Angkor Wat in Cambodia. The inscription refers to syam, or "dark brown", people. "Siam" may have originated from the Sanskrit śyāma "dark", referring to the relative skin color of its native people. Chinese: 暹羅; pinyin: Xiānluó was the name for the northern kingdom, but to the Thai themselves, the name of the country has always been Mueang Thai.

    The country's designation as Siam by Westerners likely came from the Portuguese, the first Europeans to give a coherent account of the country. By the end of the 19th century, Siam had become so enshrined in geographical nomenclature that it was believed that by this name and no other would it continue to be known and styled.

    On July 20th, 1948, the Siamese constituent assembly voted to change the name of Siam to Thailand, which came into effect the following year. The name Mueang Thai or Thailand, means ‘land of the free’.

    *Exonym: a name used by foreigners for a place or a people or a social group that the group itself doesn't use.
     
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    Swiss cheese that doesn't have any holes is called blind cheese.
     
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    There is not any reason that Jerry hates Newman. Seinfeld just thought it would be funny for Jerry to hate Newman.
     
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    Juneau, the capital of Alaska has no roads leading to the rest of Alaska or the continental US. It is reachable only by air and water.
     
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    Flamingos can drink boiling water.
     
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    el005639 Err on the side of freedom

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    Not out of a Budweiser can.
     
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    flamencos
     

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