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Vietnam Minorities Convert to Christianity Because Jesus Is Cheaper

Photo: David Boyle/Phnom Penh Post The Jarai minority of Vietnam is converting to Christianity, but they’re not motivated by eternal salvation? No, they’re choosing Jesus because, well, he’s cheaper: In the village in O’Yadav district’s [...]

Hirezake: The Poisonous Cocktail

Make sure that your bartender knows what he’s doing, or else you’ll die. The hirezake is a mixture of warm rice wine and a fried fugu fish. That’s the same fish that is poisonous if not expertly prepared. So if your bartender looks a little sloshed, just ask for the Shirley Temple instead. At the link, [...]

Tarantula cocktail

The arachnophobe’s nightmare is made using rice wine, jack fruit and a tarantula – which many Cambodians believe can help your heart and work as an aphrodisiac.Photographer Tim Whitby, who took the pictures, said the tarantulas are added live to the mixture to preserve their freshness.They are also fried and sold at roadside kiosks.The trade [...]