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    Push broom

    Has anybody here ever seen a push broom in Thailand? I havent.

    I was looking for one all day the other day. I went to Global, which is one of the biggest hardware stores I have ever seen, none. Tried Home Pro, nothing. Makro nadda..

    So have you ever seen one? If so where..

    I cant imagine sweeping 400 square meters with one of those bamboo brooms or even a decent western style normal broom..
    "Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one."
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    I have bought a normal broom with soft bristles for sweeping indoors.
    Not easy to find but they are available.

    Not sure what you mean by 'Push Broom'
    Can you post a piccy of what you want they might be a bit of US/UK translation problem here

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    Something like this half a meter wide or so

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    This one would be more ideal

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    The push broom was actually invented in Thailand. So was the ladle.

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    I suppose that if finding a broom in Thailand counts as "construction" then you don't get out much!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard Littlejohn View Post
    The push broom was actually invented in Thailand. So was the ladle.
    Fuck me , Thailand invented something.
    It would be interesting to find out other things that were invented here. Telling porky pies would be the main one. Which is quite obvious.

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    Thailand invented the three wheel bicycle and the long tail boat

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thetyim
    three wheel bicycle
    Do you mean a tricycle?

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    ^ Dunno
    Mr Luen Pongsobhon

    " His inventions include the three-wheeled bicycle, which once filled the streets of Bangkok, and the long-tail boat. He also made one of the first 16mm films in Thailand."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thetyim
    His inventions include the three-wheeled bicycle
    Just checking! This is after all a Thai invention. It's a bit of a riddle isn't it ? Gotta be the tri-shaw taxis you still see around upcountry. Wouldn't have thought they were a Thai invention though.

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    ^ I wonder if they mean the Tuk-Tuk ?

    I am not convinced that it was invented in LOS but I see some websites claim it as a thai invention

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    But the tuk-tuk has an engine. Does it count as a bicycle?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thetyim View Post
    ^ I wonder if they mean the Tuk-Tuk ?

    I am not convinced that it was invented in LOS but I see some websites claim it as a thai invention
    Japanese. Came to Thailand in 1959, by 1960 the Thais were making their own. Maybe they mean the rickshaw.
    Edit: Rickshaws were invented by an American!! Who'da thunk it?

    Whenever he had free time Mr. Luen Pongsobhon used his ingenuity to economically produce western inventions in Siam because he was a certified mechanical engineer circus entertainment (motocycle-on-wall-of-deat, ferris wheel, aeroplane carousel, minitrain, bumper car, go-kart, etc.) tricycle, tractor, long-tail boat, rubber tyre for tricycle and automobile, movie production, etc.
    The Wings of Old Fly Once More From Chiangmai

    Just another copycat!
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    Done a google on this bloke Luen Pongsobhon and it appears that he was an engineer who spent time in the USA and when he came back to LOS he started copying everything he had seen .

    "Whenever he had free time Mr. Luen Pongsobhon used his ingenuity to economically produce western inventions in Siam because he was a certified mechanical engineer circus entertainment (motocycle-on-wall-of-death, ferris wheel, aeroplane carousel, minitrain, bumper car, go-kart, etc.) tricycle, tractor, long-tail boat, rubber tyre for tricycle and automobile, movie production, etc."

    So looks like Thailand has invented next to nothing

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    Mr. Luen Pongsobhon used his ingenuity to economically produce western inventions in Siam because he was a certified mechanical engineer circus entertainment (motocycle-on-wall-of-deat, ferris wheel, aeroplane carousel, minitrain, bumper car, go-kart, etc.) tricycle, tractor, long-tail boat, rubber tyre for tricycle and automobile, movie production, etc.

    The Wings of Old Fly Once More From Chiangmai

    Wow, clever boy !! Click the link and check out Khun Luen.

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    Gotta green ya for that. You beat me by seconds !!

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    OK, back on topic

    The First Thai Brush

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    Didn't they also invent Red Bull, or did they rip off the recipie? I can't remember.

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    ^^ I reckon those brooms still aren't wide enough for Cali, Thetyim. Maybe tie two together?
    Red Bull -- Japanese, no? Had lots of power drinks (ie, loaded with caffeine) when I lived there in the 80s.
    Thai inventions...HM the King invented losts of stuff, methinks.

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    The origins of Red Bull are in Hong Kong. The original Red Bull drink was developed by the company TC Pharmaceutical.The recipe was based on Liptovan, an earlier energy drink that had been introduced to Thailand from Japan
    From Wiki, granted, but I was almost right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jet Gorgon
    Thai inventions...HM the King invented losts of stuff, methinks.
    Rain seeding was HM's I believe.

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    ^ and he developed palm oil fuel, irrigation stuff, wrote lots of jazz, and is a fab photographer. That's from memory. I hate wiki...sorry. Found lots of errors on their site. Gulp, says the chick that quotes from memory. 555

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrB0b
    Just another copycat!
    Copycat, that's a Thai invention!

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