Buddhist monks: 'World Cup makes us real sleepy'

Buddhist monks in Thailand are too knackered to receive early morning alms because they are staying up late to watch World Cup matches, a Thai newspaper reports. The Nation quoted a woman in the city of Chiang Mai who said her birthday was ruined because monks were not awake to receive her morning offering. A senior monk explained to her that most of his young colleagues were still asleep because they had stayed up late to watch the action in Germany. Shades of Father Ted's paternal relationship with Dougal there, methinks. [Via Reuters]