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Guinness record for largest kite in Binh Thuan

The Saigon Times

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The south-central province of Binh Thuan has hosted a kite festival and set a Guinness record for the biggest kite in the country, according to the Vietnam News Agency.

Under the theme “Fulfilling Dreams,” the kite festival took place from October 22 to 29, featuring various activities at Trinh Nu Hill in Bac Binh District. It was one of the activities to celebrate the National Tourism Year 2023, themed “Binh Thuan – Green Convergence.”

On the festival’s opening day, ten professional kite teams flew 1,000 kites, including 300 kites larger than five meters. The giant kite, which set a Guinness record, was 23 meters wide and 38 meters long.

As a part of the festival, a parade of about 60 supercars with different brands took place along the Hoa Thang-Hoa Phu route, which is renowned as the most beautiful road in Vietnam.

A family with five sets of twins in Nghe An

Three generations of Dang Thi Phuong’s family in the central province of Nghe An have five sets of twins. This intriguing coincidence has sparked the curiosity of many people.

Phuong told the Dan Tri news site, “My grandmother gave birth to a set of twins. My mother has four children, including a set of twins: me and my older sister. After getting married, my sister had a set of twin boys, and I have two twin daughters. My aunt also has a set of twin daughters.”

The occurrence of twins in her family is attributed to genetic inheritance from her grandmother, with no medical intervention, she added.

Free motorbike repair for flood victims

Hoa Khanh Nam Ward in Lien Chieu District, Danang City, was severely flooded after the recent four-day torrential rain. Many local residents’ assets, including hundreds of motorcycles, were submerged in the floodwater. On October 16, the 22 members of the SOS team, who are students of the Dong A University in Danang, came to the rescue.

At 6 a.m., the SOS team members gathered at the front yard of a local resident’s house on Me Suot Street and began to repair about 120 motorbikes and scooters, which failed to function because of being submerged in the floodwater, until late in the afternoon. Many motorbikes could function after the gasoline, or oil, or spark plugs were replaced, but some had to be fixed with several new parts, all free of charge. The costs for new parts, gasoline and oil were earmarked from the funds raised by the school’s youth union and the SOS team.

A representative of the Dong A University told vnexpress.net that the SOS team was established in 2017 to help the school’s students in need, adding that they would move to other flood-hit areas of the city to repair motorbikes for local residents.

A weird phenomenon of seawater in Ha Tinh

On October 18, people crossing Cua Nhuong Bridge linking Cam Nhuong and Cam Linh communes in Cam Xuyen District, Ha Tinh Province, were surprised at a weird natural phenomenon: the water in the wide estuary under the long bridge was divided into two separate parts, of which one side was muddy and the other side was almost clear.

Nguyen Trong, a young man living in Cam Xuyen District, told dantri.com.vn that he saw the weird scene when crossing Cua Nhuong Bridge on that day, so he stopped on the bridge to take some photos and video clips. He added that the natural phenomenon was too eye-catching to be missed by all passers-by.

Some locals say this rare natural scene happens only after many days of raining cats and dogs. Nguyen Nhu Hung, chairman of Cam Linh Commune, said such a weird phenomenon occurs when the troubled floodwater from the river meets the strong current of clear seawater at the estuary and forms two separate colors of water.

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