North Korean Soldiers Display Steely Prowess in Martial Arts Training

A recently surfaced video that documents North Korean elite forces in absurd displays of prowess has belly-chopped the Internet with its sheer insanity. In “gyeok-sul,” the martial arts training undergone by the elite forces, the trainees spar with each other in order to achieve iron fists and unflinching leaps.

Im Cheon-Yong, a former captain of the North Korean Special Forces, explains that a basic yet fundamental part of the training involve…

Execution by Elephant: Ancient Capital Punishment in India

The death penalty is one of the oldest methods of criminal sentencing. Although different countries have had equally gruesome methods of inflicting the highest form of punishment, India had one of …

Weird Religous Statue from Southern India

Most Indian gods appear to have many hands, with each hand holding something or effecting a specific gesture.

Some believe this is because Hindus had a hard time creating a representation of…

China

Giant Dobsonfly Found in China

Nature’s wonders are not limited to only breathtaking places and unbelievable phenomena. The world has a large amount of different animals — insects, birds, and…

Hong Kong

Ancient Chinese Erotica on Display in Hong Kong Exhibit

An exhibit of ancient Chinese erotica art has been displayed at Sotheby’s Gallery in Hong Kong. With the use of the collection of Ferdinand M. Bertholet, artwork from…

India

Execution by Elephant: Ancient Capital Punishment in India

The death penalty is one of the oldest methods of criminal sentencing. Although different countries have had equally gruesome methods of inflicting the highest form of puni…

Japan

Japan Flash Mob Proposal Goes Viral

Hopeless romantics should watch this video of a marriage proposal that happened in Japan.

It went viral on YouTube as soon as it was posted, and netizens wis…

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

Abandoned Mall in Bangkok Turned into Large Aquarium

An abandoned mall in Bangkok, Thailand, has been gathering a lot of tourist attention. It may look empty from the outside, but what lies inside leaves visitors in awe.

South Korea

Korean Students Mock Teacher, Get Busted

It’s widely believed that Korean students are very serious about their studies, especially inside the classroom. After greeting the teacher, they take out their books…