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South Korea has Highest Rate of Plastic Surgery
The Republic of Korea has plastic surgery performed on more people than anywhere else in the world, per capita. Looks are everything in South Korea. Job resumes require photos of applicants (I am serious), and it is estimated that 1/3 of women in the nation have had some form of facial plastic surgery. The vast majority of folks getting plastic surgery do so when they are very young, usually around 18 or 19 years old.
South Korean Wide Web
South Korea Uses the Internet More Than the Rest of the World
South Koreans are constantly online surfing or shopping the web. They are the world leader in internet connectivity and around 93% of the total population have the internet. South Korea is the first country to get rid of old school dial-up connection and swap over to broadband. Not only is it the fastest internet on the planet but it is also the cheapest to pay for on a monthly basis.
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24 Hour Fast Food Delivery
South Korean Food Delivery & Dish Pick Up
Fast food delivery is 24 hours in South Korea. Once a driver delivers a meal to a customer he actually returns in three hours to retrieve the trash and dishes. Oh yea, these are real plates and other dishes and the forks are metal instead of plastic. You will get your food really hot and super fast, usually delivered on a motor scooter.
South Korea Loves to Party
South Korea Drinks More Alcohol Per Capita than the Rest of the World
South Korea has alcohol for sale of all kinds every second of every single day, even in vending machines. Drinking is a major part of South Korean culture. Food is mixed with certain drinks. Beer is consumed when eating chicken for a dish. Another big thing is drinking around elders which requires one to follow a strict set of rules are risk being humiliated. It is legal to drink almost anywhere which makes it understandable that they pour it up so often.
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Red Ink Symbolizes Death
South Koreans Do Not Write in Red Ink
Whatever you do please do not use red ink when writing a person's name is the Republic of Korea because it says that the person in red will die or be killed. This tradition is very old but it is considered rude to use red ink at all in many areas. It all started because red ink is used for inscribing a deceased person's name on a family register once they have died.
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The Top Company in South Korea
Samsung Makes Up 20% of South Korea's Economy
South Korea has several big corporations but none bigger than Samsung which not only makes phones and televisions but military equipment as well. Samsung owns a hospital in South Korea, an apartment complex, funeral homes and of course they makes cell phones, tablets, home appliances and numerous electronic items. Samsung is the 2nd largest builder of ships in the world and in South Korea they run a theme park and even offer Samsung Life Insurance policies.
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South Korean Homes Have Heated Floors
When it is really cold many South Koreans will eat and sleep on the floor. The reason for this is because the heating originated under the floor. Ondol is a heating system using wood smoke that goes underneath a masonry floor which produces a very warm floor. Ondols save major cash because even after being turned off it keeps heating the home for 5 to 7 hours.
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The Prison Terminator
South Korea Has Robot Prison Guards
Some prisons located in South Korea utilize robotic guards for certain tasks relating to incarcerated inmates. The robots are 5 feet tall, have cameras and they can be controlled by officers using an I Pad. Officers can talk to the prisoners directly through the robots. Other than patrolling the blocks, the robots main goal is filming the area that it traverses so the human guards can view it right away and make a quick decision.
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South Korean Homes Have Roofs that Have a Curved Smile
Most homes in South Korea have roofs that are curved which gives the appearance of a big smile emanating from the residence. The curved roofs are actually made for lighting and venting purposes but they still make them out of tradition. The homes are finely built and can stand the test of time.
South Korea is the World Leader in Credit Card Usage
South Korea is like a smaller version of Japan when it comes to the economy and that means lots of credit card spending. South Korea has over 400,000 cash registers that accept credit which, per capita, is the highest amount on the planet. South Koreans are not in debt but rather use credit cards to their advantage and keep the bill paid down or off each month.
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