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Mysterious Sinkholes Are Forming Near The Site Of This Rising Supertall Skyscraper

When it’s finished in 2016, the Lotte World Tower will reach more than 550m. But unfortunately crews are encountering some problems as they near the top: Small sinkholes are forming in the neighbourhood, and a nearby lake is mysteriously emptying into… hopefully not the base of the world’s sixth tallest building.


Baseball Team Is So Bad It Had To Install Robots To Cheer Up Human Fans

The Hanwha Eagles — a South Korean baseball team famed for losing – now have robot fans to cheer them on. Absent supporters can use social media to deliver messages and show their faces on the robots’ LEDs. This has to be the saddest, most depressing thing I’ve ever seen in any sport.


This White Guy Got Plastic Surgery To Look More Like A Korean Guy

In a complete reversal of typical plastic surgeries involving Koreans, this time, a Brazilian man of European descent went under the knife and got plastic surgery to look like a Korean guy. Everybody wants to look like anybody but themselves!


Man Is Stuck In South Korea After His Kid Doodled All Over His Passport

A Chinese man and his four-year-old son are apparently stuck in South Korea because his son used his old man’s passport as a drawing book. Seriously. While on holidays, the kid started doodling over his Dad’s passport, decorating it with human-ish and animal-ish figures, a lot of scribbles and some added flair. Cute!


The Beautiful Radio Station Broadcasting From Nepal's 'Hidden Kingdom'

Mustang is one of the most remote parts of Nepal: Nestled on the border of Tibet, it was one of the last parts of the country to encounter Westerners. It’s been described as a “hidden kingdom” that’s been “virtually unchanged since the 15th century”, but modern technology — like radio — is coming.


South Korea Thinks It Found Two Crashed Drones From North Korea

On Wednesday, South Korean officials unveiled photos of two rudimentary drones that crashed over the border, on South Korean land, around the same time the country exchanged live fire with North Korea. And indeed they think it was the North Koreans who sent the drones — if you want to call them drones, that is.


South Korean Marines Storm The Beach As Smoke Screens Explode Above Them During A Military Exercise

South Korean marines storm the beach as smoke screens explode above them during a military exercise with the United States in Pohang on Monday. The same day, South Korea exchanged fire with North Korea, who is threatening a fourth nuclear test, in the Yellow Sea, a violent sign of increased tension between two countries that are still technically at war. Meanwhile, North Korea says it will conduct live fire drills near the border.[Gizmodo en Español]


South Korean University Now Accepts Gamers As Student Athletes

Man, remember how your folks would harass you about getting ahead in life rather than molting in front of a video game for 42 hours on end? Throw this in your mama’s face: Chung-Ang University in South Korea now considers competitive gamers the same as traditional athletes. And it’s a top 10 (South Korean) school!


South Korea Is Building A Series Of Biodomes For Endangered Species

Planet Earth is falling apart. It sounds a bit dramatic when you put it in such stark terms, but, in many ways, it’s true. The list of endangered species grows every year as humans bulldoze more habitats and belch more greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. What’s an environmentalist to do?


Korean Police Training Is Absolutely Ridiculous

I don’t know what the hell is going on here. Maybe this is the normal training of all special forces in the world. It just looks ridiculous to me. Check out the video and you tell me in the comments.


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