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Meet Son Heung-min, The Greatest Asian Soccer Player of Our Time

The rise of Son Heung-min in 2018-2019 has been nothing short of scintillating.

A goal-scoring machine with wicked pace and a deft touch, the South Korean winger has soared above expectations for Tottenham Hotspur this season. He’s led his injury-ravaged side to both a third place standing in the English Premier League (as of this writing) and a UEFA Champions League semi-final berth (farther than his team has ever made it in the tournament), accomplishments that have earned him a London Premier League Player of the Year award — as well as the now incontrovertible distinction of being amongst the very best in the world.

Meet the Asian Man Who Can Bench Press Over 250% His Own Weight

The internet definitely has a way of making us average folk feel worse about ourselves from time to time. Whether it’s videos of child piano prodigies or even this guy who can perfectly imitate a police siren, YouTube is just teeming with the latest, greatest (and sometimes weirdest) displays of human capacity.

It should come as no shock, then, that there exists a dude on the internet who can casually bench press 410 pounds (186 kilograms) at a bodyweight of only 154 pounds (70 kilograms).

The ULTIMATE List of Every Asian Character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe So Far

When “Crazy Rich Asians” drew in crazy amounts of money at the box office last summer, it set a very important precedent: there’s a market for Asian-led films, and it’s big. At least one studio took notice of that, because by December last year, Marvel announced that they were “fast-tracking” production on “Shang-Chi,” their first ever Asian superhero film.

We here at NextShark love Marvel movies and, needless to say, that announcement made us fall in love just a little bit more. But even as we try to contain our hype for both “Shang-Chi” and the upcoming “Avengers: Endgame” — the epic culmination to the studio’s decade-long, 22-film superhero extravaganza — we’ll also be the first to point out that Asian representation in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) currently kind of sucks. “Shang-Chi” will be huge in changing that, obviously, but until then, how many Asian characters can you name off the top of your head? Yeah, we didn’t get that many either.

Doctors Find Bees Inside Woman’s Eyes Feeding On Her Tears

Doctors in Taiwan were shocked to discover that a woman’s eye infection was being caused by the presence of bees living — and feeding — inside of her eye. 

The woman, identified only by her surname He, checked into Fooying University Hospital in southern Taiwan complaining about pain in her eye. Upon inspection with a microscope, doctors found four insects wriggling around under her swollen eyelid, which they managed to remove alive.

Drinking Really Hot Tea Almost Doubles Your Risk of Cancer, Study Finds

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Ah, tea — it’s the most widely consumed drink in the world, and a staple of the Asian (and, indeed, global) diet and lifestyle. But while its myriad health benefits are well-documented, the results of a new study might just be enough to give you pause before firing up the kettle for your next brew — particularly if you’re someone with the predilection for drinking your tea piping hot.

A team of researchers from Iran found that tea drinkers who preferred their beverage at temperatures of 60 degrees Celsius (140 degrees Fahrenheit) or higher and drank more than 700 ml (roughly two large cups) a day had a 90% higher risk of developing esophageal cancer compared to those who consumed less tea and at cooler temperatures.

One of the Best Dunkers in the World is an Asian Man

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Sherman Su was 15 years old when he started throwing down his first dunks. They were simple one- and two-handers at the time, nothing too flashy.

Now 24, the 6-foot-1 Toronto, Ontario native has taken his talents to new heights — quite literally. Flushing nasty windmills and between-the-legs jams on the regular, the high-flying Su is on a mission to smash stereotypes and prove that anyone, regardless of race or any other kind of perceived barrier, can achieve what they want given they put the work in.

‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Star Michelle Yeoh Says the Oscars Shouldn’t Nominate Based on ‘Diversity’

Malaysian actress Michelle Yeoh, most recently of “Crazy Rich Asians” fame, said in an interview Sunday that she doesn’t think Oscar nominations should be doled out solely for the sake of diversity.

Speaking to E!’s Giuliana Rancic on the red carpet of the 91st Academy Awards, the 56-year-old BAFTA nominee revealed that although she was disappointed by the lack of nominations for female directors this year, she also wouldn’t approve of the idea of nominating people based on gender alone, rather than merit.

Billionaire Patriots Owner C‌a‌u‌g‌h‌t S‌‌‌o‌‌‌l‌‌i‌c‌‌‌i‌t‌‌i‌‌n‌g‌ S‌‌‌e‌‌x‌ from Asian M‌a‌s‌s‌a‌g‌e Parlor

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is f‌‌a‌‌c‌‌‌i‌n‌‌g two c‌h‌‌‌‌a‌‌‌‌r‌g‌‌‌e‌‌s of s‌o‌li‌c‌‌iti‌‌n‌g pr‌os‌tit‌u‌tio‌n after s‌ur‌ve‌illa‌n‌c‌e video f‌oot‌a‌g‌e su‌rfa‌ce‌d of him twice pa‌ying for s‌e‌‌‌x‌ a‌‌‌c‌t‌‌‌s at an ‌i‌l‌‌l‌i‌‌c‌‌i‌‌t m‌as‌s‌ag‌e‌ parlor, Florida p‌o‌l‌‌i‌‌c‌e said Friday.

Kraft, 77, was filmed on two different oc‌ca‌sio‌n‌s visiting Orchids of Asia Day Spa in Jupiter, Florida, one of 10 spas that have recently been s‌h‌u‌t d‌o‌‌w‌n amidst a six-month i‌nv‌e‌s‌tig‌ati‌on into s‌e‌x t‌ra‌ff‌ic‌ki‌n‌g in the South Florida region, the Associated Press re‌po‌rted.