- Aug 19, 2003
Thailand's creepy couple to marry
A Thai woman who set a world record by spending 32 days in a cage with 3,400 scorpions is to marry a man who holds a similarly creepy record for centipedes. The couple will marry on Valentine's Day and plan to consummate their vows in a coffin, according to a sponsor.
The pair met while performing their respective stunts at a snake farm.
Kanchana Ketkaew's record was broken in 2004 by a Malaysian woman. Her fiancee, Bunthawee Siengwong, set his record by spending 28 days with 1,000 centipedes.
"The couple met and fell in love when they were touring together after winning their records," according to Somporn Naksuetrong, general manager of Ripley's World of Entertainment, in Pattaya.
He said the couple planned to have a traditional Thai wedding ceremony, where elders bless the couple with water.
But instead of following Thai tradition and heading to a "wedding room" after exchanging vows, the pair plans to climb into a coffin, he was quoted as saying by the AP agency.
Kanchana Ketkaew, 36, was stung nine times while setting her 2002 record.
"It was like being in a room at home, only with thousands of little friends," she said at the time.
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Published: 2006/01/27 10:50:14 GMT
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