Interesting/funny facts about South Korea

A few days ago, I was thinking about a new subject to write for this blog. I’ve tried to search for interesting  things. But I couldn’t find something really worthy. Until,I have found a blog about 10 interesting facts about South Korea. So, this time I’m gonna make a short list about these interesting/funny facts. Some of them are really funny .hahaha

  • The first thing is that South Koreans love to shop.  South Korea boasts of some of the biggest shopping malls in the world. Some of the malls are bigger than a European town.

 

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  • A fact that I never knew is that taxis are colored coded. Hail a grey or white taxi and you get a basic car with a less experienced but still fully qualified driver. If you chose a black cab, you will get  more luxury and an experienced driver. It’s a little  expensive.

 

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  • A traditional Korean roof curves up with a smile. So, if you see a traditional Asian building, check the roof. The Korean one has a roof with curves at the corners.

 

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  • Fruit is a luxury item, especially watermelons. This fruit costs like 30 $ or something like that.

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  • Drinking in public is 100% legal. You can sit in the park, by the river or in a University campus and just have a drink with your friends.

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  • Number 4 is extremely unlucky. An interesting fact is that most buildings in South Korea don’t have a 4th floor

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  • Avoid using red ink. Red means death. So you should avoid using red ink to write a note or a letter because it doesn’t send a friendly attitude.

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  • A fact that I never knew about it is that in the first night of the New Year everybody hides their shoes. This is because there is a belief that a ghost will come down and try on everyone’s shoes. If the ghost like a pair of shoes will take it. It is thought that the owner of the shoes will have bad luck for the whole year.

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  • Seoul is the second largest city in the world. According to the World Atlas, Seoul has a population of 20,550,000, making it the world’s second largest city behind Tokyo.

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  • A really funny fact is that South Korean think that there is a “Fan Death”. So, they think that if an electric fan is running overnight, it’s going to kill the persons who are sleeping in the fan’s breeze.

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  • The last one, which is the funnies, is the lack of good English translation on  T-shirts., company slogans, etc. A few examples:
  1. a T-shirt advertising “Monkey Wax-use it to wax your monkey”,
  2. a guy who was wearing a T-shirt that said: “It’s not PMS…I’m just a bitch”
  3. a pregnant woman with a T-shirt that said: “I’d trade my wife for a beer”
  4. a warning on a pair of scissors: “Don’t stick scissors into children

Here are some more LINK

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So these are some funny and interesting things I found on internet about Korean culture. If you know other things like these, please share it..

 

Bibliography:

http://www.taekwondo-information.org/interesting-facts-about-south-korea.html

http://maplesyrupandkimchi.wordpress.com/2010/09/26/10-fun-facts-south-korea/

http://www.buzzle.com/articles/facts-about-south-korea.html

http://lifestyle.iloveindia.com/lounge/facts-about-south-korea-1921.html

http://listverse.com/2011/12/20/top-10-misconceptions-about-south-korea/

http://blog.aclipse.net/teach-in-Korea/bid/81932/Interesting-Facts-about-Korea

http://www.snopes.com/medical/freakish/fandeath.asp

http://www.travelingeast.com/asia/south-korea/ten-interesting-facts-about-south-korea/

http://www.squidoo.com/10thingsyouneedtodoinsouthkorea

http://www.traveladvisortips.com/top-10-interesting-south-korea-facts/

http://journals.worldnomads.com/jubaloo/story/16307/South-Korea/Funny-things-about-Korea-Not-for-innocent-eyes

 

 

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