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Oh God, This Horrifying Footpath Sinkhole

If you’re a person with irrational fears of urban horror stories, stay far far away from this real life video of two people falling into a sinkhole in Seoul, a mysterious and apparently growing problem in the city, thanks in part (maybe?) to supertall skyscrapers. They step off a bus — only to have the ground literally fall away. Luckily, they somehow escape with only minor injuries.


A Peek Into The Life Of South Korea's Food Porn Superstars

Thousands of South Koreans tune in daily to Muk-bang (eating broadcasts): Online live-stream channels where people eats large amounts of food on camera. Those people, called Broadcast Jockeys (BJ’s), became real celebrities that could earn up to $US9000 a month just by sharing meals with their lonely audience.


You Can Pay To Watch Strangers Eat On The Internet In South Korea

Eating alone can be lonely. That’s why so many people take meals at their desks, or watching TV. But in South Korea, single eaters are adopting an odd but kinda logical solution to remedy the lonesome eater’s blues: People are paying to see other people eat on the Internet.


This Is What Seoul And Pyongyang Look Like At Night

North Korea and South Korea are very different places. But seeing their respective capital cities, Seoul and Pyongyang, next to each other at night makes that difference more stark than ever.


Hackers Uploaded A Worm To South Korean Nuclear Plants

Here’s a scary thing that happened: South Korean authorities found evidence that a worm was recently removed from devices connected to nuclear power facilities. The news comes a little over a week after the country’s nuclear plant operator received warnings on Twitter that its network had been compromised. Thankfully, the reactor controls were not infected.


South Korea Carrying Out Security Drills Following Power Station Hack

South Korea’s nuclear power plant operator is conducting a two-day drill to test its resilience to digital attacks, following a series of posts on Twitter from a hacker claiming to have compromised power station computer networks.


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!