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    Does money grow on trees?

    ... it would appear so...:


    Money does grow on this tree
    09 January 2007

    Although parents regularly tell their children that money does not grow on trees, it appears that they may be wrong when it comes to one in Thailand.

    People have been flocking from all over the country, and indeed the world, to see the banana tree.

    Although cash is not actually sprouting from the branches of the tree, locals say that it is capable of predicting the winning lottery numbers, reports the Phuket Gazette.

    A mixture of powder and water is rubbed into the tree trunk then people watch to decipher which number the mixture resembles most as it dries.

    Many people claim that they have won big financial prizes as a result of using the numbers conjured up by the tree and some even return to pay their respects.

    The tree, which is situated in Koh Sireh, has sparked a mini-tourism industry, with local vendors reporting that hundreds of people are visiting every day.

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    ... another "this can only happen in Thailand" story...

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    ...and I thought money grows on trees in farangland.

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    Sheeeeesh!

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    I used to live in Phichit.

    Just before lottery days you can see people sitting 18 inches from a tree and staring at it for hours, waiting for a number to appear.

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    Are the mental asylums in Thailand overcrowded or is there room for a few more?

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    I don't think they have lunatic asylums here, they just let em run loose on the streets and roadways, make cabbies and truck drivers out of most, some into policemen tho.

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    Sheesh, charlatans. The only reliable method is chicken entrails.

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    Sometimes they elect them into public office and the education system.

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    ^What, the trees become teachers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackgang
    I don't think they have lunatic asylums here, they just let em run loose on the streets and roadways
    Yeah, that's what many farangs appreciate about the place. They'd be locked up in their home-countries.

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