June 9, 2006

It's good to be King...

Kings and queens from around the world gathered here this week to honor the longest- serving King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand, who celebrates the 60th anniversary of his rule on Friday. (King Bhumibol Adulyadej the Great, born December 5, 1927, also known as King Rama IX and the Ninth Rama, has been King of Thailand since 9 June 1946. He is currently the world's longest-serving Head of State.)

Thailand marks the occasion with a spectacular River Procession - a Grand Royal Barge Procession & Light-And-Sound Show.

Thai financial markets will be closed Monday and Tuesday as part of the celebration of the 60th anniversary to the King (In unrelated news, Thai shares fell to a 6-month low, falling for the fourth straight day and hitting its lowest level since Dec. 2, 2005!)

Thailand's king to be presented with rainmaking patent
A patent in weather modification by royal rainmaking technology will be presented to Thailand's revered King Bhumibol Adulyadej

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