Posts tagged "south korea"

Amnesty International: Iranian Women Are Being Made Into “Baby-Making Machines”

An Iranian bill restricting the availability of contraception and abortions in order to boost the country’s population is effectively going to turn Iranian women into “baby-making machines.”…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 11, 2015

The South Korean Government Is Playing Matchmaker

South Korea has a problem. According to The New York Times, the birth rate has plummeted to 1.15 average births per woman, the lowest birthrate of the world’s most developed countries. The country is also highly conservative and does not allow for extramarital births. As people have moved out of the country and into the…

By: Mary Odell / August 5, 2013

North Korea Confirms The Existence Of A “Unicorn Lair”

Breaking news in the world of mythical creatures. The Korean Central News Agency has reported that archaeologists in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea have confirmed the existence of the "lair of a unicorn" ridden by King Tongmyong. KCNA reports: The lair is located 200 meters from the Yongmyong Temple in Moran Hill in Pyongyang…

By: Ami Angelowicz / December 3, 2012

Care For Some Breast Milk With Your Oreo Cookie? (NSFW)

On the subject of breastfeeding in public, I'm the most hippie-dippy of the hippy-dippies. Whip those puppies out any place you want, mama! But one place I'll agree breastmilk does not belong is this South Korean Oreo cookie ad.  (See the full pic after the jump.)…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 19, 2012

Shirtless, Oily Diaper Ad Takes Cues From Shirtless Oily David Beckham Ad

Creepy sexualization of the kiddies or a clever copycat of David Beckham's hot Armani underwear ad? Whether or not you think this South Korean ad for Good-Nites diapers is inappropriate, one thing is for sure: That baby has got to work on his six-pack. [Mom Logic]…

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 2, 2010

South Korean Hypnotist Fined Millions For Stealing A Kiss

So, a 32-year-old South Korean hypnotist walks into a bar, or something, and offers to put his 27-year-old blind date (which was arranged by a matchmaking service) into a trance. She finally agrees and he starts "hypnotizing" her by saying, "Black hole! You will plunge deeper into a trance. You will feel thrilled all over…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 6, 2009

South Korea Parliament Turns Into WWF Match

Shattered glass, broken furniture, biting, shoving, beating, jumping and throwing blunt objects -- just another day in Parliament in South Korea. Yesterday, a female lawmaker was rushed to the hospital with injuries after an ordinary session turned into an episode of "UFC Ultimate Fighting." The rampage began when members of the majority party, the Grand…

By: Daniela Guernica / July 22, 2009

Cuteness Overload: Lion Cub Warms Up

This baby lion cub was cold, so the South Korean zoo where he lives gave him a heater to warm him up. [Chicago Tribune]…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 20, 2008

Happy Black Day!

Think we have too many lame romantic holidays in the U.S.? Don't visit South Korea. There, marketers have cooked up even more days to make single people feel bad about themselves. White Day, on March 14, is when men give gifts to women. (Local custom dictates that women give men presents on Valentine's Day.) Black…

By: Catherine Strawn / April 14, 2008

Your Phone Knows Whether He Likes You

A new service from a mobile phone operator in South Korea can supposedly tell how much the person at the other end of the line likes you by analyzing their voice. After a convo, users receive an analysis via text that breaks down the amount of affection, surprise, concentration, and honesty in the person's voice.

By: Catherine Strawn / February 14, 2008