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Thai ‘Scorpion Queen’ sets new record 泰國「蠍后」創世界紀錄

Thai woman Kanchana Kaetkaew holds scorpions on her dress ahead of a successful world record attempt at a shopping mall in Pattaya, eastern Thailand, on Dec. 22, 2008. She held a live scorpion in her mouth for over two minutes, setting a world record.
十二月二十二日,禮服上爬滿蠍子的泰國女子甘查娜.凱特寇,在泰國東部芭達雅市的一間購物商場挑戰世界紀錄,她口含一隻活蠍子兩分多鐘,成�?}世界紀錄。照片:法新社

PHOTO: AFP

Thailand’s self-proclaimed “Scorpion Queen” created a new world record last Monday by holding a live seven-inch scorpion in her mouth for more than two minutes.

Kanchana Kaetkaew, 39, made her record attempt in front of a crowd at a shopping mall in Pattaya, a city on the Gulf of Thailand known for its nightlife and cabaret.

She held the poisonous arachnid in her mouth for two minutes and three seconds before spitting it out — all the time wearing a white dress and gloves covered in the stinging creatures.

Kanchana then went on to begin her second world record attempt, entering a glass room where she hopes to stay for 33 days and nights along with 5,000 scorpions in order to beat her record of 32 days set in 2002.

In 2006 Kanchana hit the headlines when she married the country’s so-called “Centipede King.”

(AFP)

一名自封為「蠍子皇后」的泰國女子上週一打破世界紀錄,將一隻七英吋長的活蠍子含在嘴裡超過兩分鐘。

三十九歲的甘查娜.凱特寇在芭達雅市一間購物商場的群眾面前挑戰這項紀錄。芭達雅市位在泰國灣,以夜生活和歌舞表演聞名。

她把這隻有毒的節肢動物含在嘴裡兩分鐘又三秒後才將牠吐出──同時她的白色洋裝和手套上也佈滿這種會螫人的動物。

甘查娜接著又挑戰另一項世界紀錄,她要和五千隻蠍子共處一間玻璃屋內整整三十三天,以打破她自己在二OO二年創下的三十二天紀錄。

二OO六年,坎查娜和泰國號稱「蜈蚣王」的男子結婚時,轟動一時。

(法新社�翻譯:袁星塵)

TODAY’S WORDS 今日單字

1. scorpion n.

蠍子 (xie1 zi5)

例: Christine panicked when she saw a scorpion in the shower. (克莉絲汀淋浴時被一隻蠍子嚇到。)

2. poisonous adj.

有毒的 (you3 du2 de5)

例: Even though the snake wasn't poisonous, we were still advised not to pick it up. (雖然這種蛇沒有毒,但我們還是被告誡不要去逗弄牠。)

3. beat v.i./v.t.

勝過 (sheng4 guo4)

例: The girls beat the guys in the intramural volleyball contest. (女生隊在這場校內排球賽中擊敗男生隊。)

4. headline n.

標題 (biao1 ti2)

例: Fred hit the headlines when he found a dinosaur bone at the beach.

(媒體大幅報導了弗列德在沙灘邊找到恐龍骨頭的消息。)


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