The Thai Visa/the Nation web page, Khaosan English and Inspire Pattaya all went with “water ban”. Like last year, this makes it Thailand’s most popular April Fools’ Joke. Its a joke that is repeated so often that it should be declared a National Treasure and be given protected status by UNESCO.
Amazingly most of the readers comments in Thai Visa show that they did not know what day it is, and they thought the post was true. So, here is Private Tye’s April Fools’ joke:
The Thai Department of Statistics revealed that the I.Q. of the average farang resident is now below 50%. The Department said that the increase in the number of severely retarded farangs now living in Thailand was due to the large number of Alzheimer sufferers who retire here and the fact that any farang idiot can get a job teaching English.