Are Thai police really out to arrest half the country over footie bets?

Ever hear the story of King Canute, the Viking whackadoo who believed he had the power to make the ocean tides behave as he commanded? Reminds us of the police in Thailand threatening to arrest everyone who dares to wager on World Cup matches. As one wag puts it, if this threat was actually enforced in the gambling-mad nation, half the population would end up behind bars. So when it comes to this crackdown, we’re predicting the authorities will inevitably say ‘Phuket’. Read more.