Applicant Denied Job Due to “Irish Alcoholism Nature”

We have witnessed it many times throughout the years: a job applicant gets denied because of ethnicity, because of gender, because of sexual preference, because of religion, etc. Well, it appears a new contender has joined the list of discriminatory items.

Enter Katie Mulrenna, 26, a resident of the Republican of Ireland who just got denied a teaching position in South Korea. Why did she get turned out? Because, apparently, her Irish ancestry makes…

Hitting Students Still the Norm in Japan Classrooms

For those who are familiar with Japan’s education system, it’s obvious that they don’t mess around when it comes to the youth learning what they need to learn. In fact, they take …

Burger King in Japan Serves Black Burgers

This culinary curiosity has been making rounds in social media lately, and it’s a new menu item for Burger King in Japan. It’s called the Kuro Burger (“kuro” is Japanese for…

China

Chinese Officials Probe Anuses of 10,000 Pigeons for Bombs

Perhaps you just can never be too sure when it comes to public safety, even if it sounds absolutely ridiculous. However, getting into where the sun doesn’t shine of o…

Hong Kong

Chinese Teen Kills Dog in Washing Machine for Fun

If you are an animal lover, then be warned as this might disturb you. Jacky Lo, a Chinese teenager in Hong Kong, has sparked outrage over posting pictures of a dog in a was…

India

Death on Rails for Selfie-loving Student

A lot of people like posting photos of themselves online through social media platforms such as Facebook and Instagram, and it’s harmless fun for the most part. But i…

Japan

Hitting Students Still the Norm in Japan Classrooms

For those who are familiar with Japan’s education system, it’s obvious that they don’t mess around when it comes to the youth learning what they need to l…

North Korea

North Korea Requires Kim Jong Un Haircut

North Korean men are now compelled to have their hair cut to resemble their leader, Kim Jong Un.

While this new haircut restriction, called the “Dear L…

Rest of Asia

Indonesian Woman Called ‘Witch’ for Lizard Baby

There’s the usual weird stuff, and then there’s the absolutely bizarre. Debi Nubatonis, a 31-year-old Indonesian woman in the remote village of Oenunto, had bee…

South Korea

Applicant Denied Job Due to “Irish Alcoholism Nature”

We have witnessed it many times throughout the years: a job applicant gets denied because of ethnicity, because of gender, because of sexual preference, because of religion…