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  1. Underdog South Korean Baseball Team Now Filling Its Stands With Cybermen To Simulate Cheering Fans

    Where were these punks at my 8th-grade dance recital?

    The Hanwha Eagles have finished last in their league four out of the previous five years, but that doesn't mean they need to feel bad about themselves. Rather than play for an empty stadium, the South Korean professional baseball team has built an army of slavishly loyal robots to intimidate, er, rally, the Eagle's human fans into displaying enthusiasm.

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  2. South Korea Is Building a 600 Million Dollar “Robot Land”

    AKA: the future!

    After years in development, South Korea's robot theme park Robot Land finally broke ground last month. And you thought the Wizarding World of Harry Potter was cool.

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  3. Tom Hiddleston Was On SNL Korea Last Night And, Yeah, It Was As Weird As You’d Expect

    The inability to understand 50% of what's said in this video makes it even better.

    Last night, Tom Hiddleston dropped by South Korea's version of Saturday Night Live, and it was predictably weird and awesome. Thankfully, the rest of the world gets to witness the Thor: The Dark World baddie shaking it to K-Pop in this Digital Short they released online!

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  4. Korean Batman Wears A Gold Suit And Fires Lasers From His Fingers [Video]

    You know, like you do.

    Batman is more than just a guy in a cape -- he's a symbolic figure who fights against injustice and wrongdoing. Such a monumental hero can't be constrained by such trivial matters as copyright! And the South Korean television producers of the 1960s were all for breaking free of those constraints. With lasers, even.

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  5. Today Will be PSY’s Last Performance of “Gangnam Style,” But Let’s Not Get Too Excited

    Proving that dreams do in fact come true on the night of New Year's Eve, worldwide internet phenomenon PSY -- to clarify, we are not saying that he is in any way deserving of such a title -- announced that tonight's Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve will play host to his final "Gangnam Style" live performance in North America. Let us say that once more, because we simply cannot get enough of how sweet it sounds: Last time. In North America. As in EVER! While PSY will still be performing "Gangnam Style" and its signature dance move in other countries around the world as a farewell tour of sorts, we on the western side of the globe can be the first to finally stop stuffing cotton and other nearby objects into our ears to muffle the auditory garbage. But let's not get too ahead of ourselves, people, because according to sources, one rubbish song-and-dance from PSY apparently begets another.

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  6. Think of the Children: South Korea Apparently Planning to Block Porn on Phones of Teenagers

    The untamed wilderness of the Internet is still something that people across the globe tend to find suspicious. There could be anything out there, after all, and we need to protect the children. That's how the argument typically goes, anyway, when calls for censorship crop up. That's what appears to be the case in South Korea, as the nation's reportedly planning on installing filters on the smartphones of teenagers in order to block unsavory material like pornography.

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  7. Try Not to Laugh as This Man Calmly Paints Yellow Lines While Screaming [Video]

    Yellow Scream, by South Korean artist Kim Beom, is perhaps the strangest thing we've come across in a good long while. The documentary lasts for around half an hour, and features a rather unique form of art instruction. See, the man in the video screams as if he were in pain as he carefully strokes the yellow paint on the canvas. Already, the Internet is abuzz over his "happy little screams." There's really no words that do this justice, but hit the jump to check out a version that's just the screams.

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  8. South Korean Court Upholds 10 Month Jail Sentences For Being A Dick On The Internet

    If anyone was wondering how seriously South Koreans take their rappers educational backgrounds, the answer is: very. A judge in South Korea has upheld the jail sentences of eight people for attempting to defame rapper Tablo on the internet by claiming he did not, as he claimed, have Bachelor's and Master's Degrees from Stanford University.

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  9. Eunuchs Live Longer, Not Necessarily Happier Lives Than Non-Castrated Men

    Historical research out of South Korea suggests that male sex hormones may be to blame for the shorter lives of men across cultures. The evidence for this? The shocking longevity of several centuries of Korean eunuchs. Researchers combing through the meticulously detailed birth and death records of the Korean Chosun Dynasty found that eunuchs  -- castrated men who worked as servants at court -- were a staggering 130 times more likely to live to see 100 than men in the modern age.

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  10. South Korean Real Name Policy Proved Ineffective

    Requiring those posting comments on the Internet to use their real names is a popular concept that just won't die. YouTube is the latest site to "suggest" users sign in through Google+ using their full name in an effort to decrease ridiculously nasty commentary for which the web is known. As it turns out, South Korea attempted something similar in 2007 and found that their real name policy was unable to curb any significant amount of the trolling.

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