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The Stark Difference Between North Korea And South Korea From Space

If you want to know the true effect of departed despot Kim Jong-il (and his father Kim Il-Sung), just take a look at this sad, sad picture of North Korea and South Korea at night from space. South Korea is like any other modern country, lit up with life. North Korea is completely dark.

North Korea Is Threatening South Korea With "Psychological Warfare" Because Of Christmas Lights

If there was ever such thing as a country run by Grinches, North Korea would be that country. Why? Well, according to the BBC, North Korea has warned neighbouring South Korea of “unexpected consequences” if South Korea decides to light up Christmas trees near their border.

Bike Chains Welded Into Shape Of Despair

The tightly bound sculptures of Korean artist Yeong-Deok Seo are equally impressive and depressing. Impressive in that such detail and texture can be coaxed from something as ordinary as a bicycle chain.

Samsung Already Trying To Ban The iPhone 5

The next iPhone will be out soon, and Samsung’s legal team is going to be nice and ready for it: the company’s told the Korea Times that it’s already working on a national sales ban.

Google's South Korea HQ Raided By Antitrust Officials

Google is about to undergo yet another antitrust investigation for its alleged monopolistic business practices, this time in Seoul, Korea. Regulators from the Korean Fair Trade Commission raided their Seoul offices yesterday as the first salvo in the probe.

What's More Fun Than The Fail Whale? This Dinky Whale Speaker

How cute is this little-widdle whale speaker? It wraps around iPhones, and plugs right into the audio jack with its trusty 3.5mm jack. Unfortunately he’s native to the Korean waters, but hopefully he’ll swim over to the US where he’ll sell for around $US30. [EarlyAdopterShop via Technabob]

What Kind Of Beach Uses 7937 Umbrellas To Block Out The Sun?

This is Haeundae Beach in South Korea. It’s ridiculously popular with up to a million visitors per day. But the funny thing is, it’s not the open sunny beach we know. Instead, it’s lined with umbrellas to block out the sun.

Landslides Destroy Everything In South Korea's Path

The torrential rains in South Korea have set off flash floods and landslides throughout the country, killing 41 people and sending 12 missing. It’s horrible out there, and with landslides like the one above it’s hard to feel safe.

Mad Scientists Create Glow-In-The-Dark Dog

For some reason, crazy scientists from South Korea have created a dog that glows in the dark. Seriously. The beagle, named Tegon, was cloned and genetically modified so it lights up when you put it under ultraviolet light.

How A Tae Bo Class Shook An Entire Korean Skyscraper

Contemporary architecture is designed to hold up against a lot. Earthquakes. Tsunamis. Fad fitness martial arts. Wait, what? You mean Billy Blanks can shake buildings to their very foundations? That’s… that’s embarrassing.

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