- A South Korean man in his 30s won an annual competition for being the best at doing absolutely nothing.
- Kim Myeong-yeop became the new reigning champion of the “2022 Han River Space-Out Competition” at Jamsugyo Bridge in Seoul on Sept. 18.
- His secret to winning the 90-minute competition was imagining himself watching a baseball game with the Hanwha Eagles, a team ridiculed by Korean baseball fans for being the lowest ranked among domestic baseball leagues.
- Competitors were required to sit on the ground and completely space out.
- Contestants’ heart rates were checked every 15 minutes, with the most stable heart rate after 90 minutes being crowned the champion.
- The first Space-Out Competition was created by visual artist WoopsYang after he experienced burnout from overworking.
A South Korean man in his 30s won an annual competition for being the best at doing absolutely nothing.
Kim Myeong-yeop became the new reigning champion of the “2022 Han River Space-Out Competition” at Jamsugyo Bridge in Seoul on Sept. 18.
Asian American Futures and Gold House joined forces to launch the Gold Futures Challenge, an online grant competition that will award the top 10 Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) finalists with $25,000 to $100,000.
“Seen, Heard, Empowered and United”: The inaugural Gold Futures Challenge received 160 applications from AAPI-led organizations throughout the country, and the top 10 finalists were chosen by a selection committee composed of philanthropists, business people, academics and celebrities.
Enkh-Erdene, aka the “Mongolian Cowboy,” showed he had what it takes to be “The World’s Best” when he made jaws drop at his audition for the new CBS talent competition.
This was Enkh’s first time in the United States and he does not speak or understand English, but that didn’t stop him from performing George Strait’s “Amarillo by Morning” after the Super Bowl on Feb. 3.
Pole dancers braved the freezing cold with barely any clothes at the 2018 Pole Dance Cold Competition in China on Dec. 20.
The event, which celebrated its fourth year, took place in China’s northernmost city of Mohe, Heilongjiang province.
Meet Baku Idegami, a 15-year-old boy from Shimane Prefecture, Japan, who is making jaws drop thanks to his stunning looks and style.
A female Japanese performer has ousted a two-time reigning world champion to become the world’s best air guitarist.
Nanami Nagura (名倉七海), aka “Seven Seas,” delivered and triumphed at the grand final of the 23rd annual Air Guitar World Championships in Oulu, Finland on Aug. 24.
A shopping mall in Japan’s Iwata Prefecture hosted the 12th World Chabudai-Gaeshi Tournament on June 16, drawing a number of folks eager to flip a tea table.
That’s right — the tournament is a tea table flipping contest!
Besting 515 competitors from across the United States, a 14-year-old Indian-American student won the 91st Scripps National Spelling Bee.
Karthik Nemmani, who hails from McKinney, Texas, became this year’s champion after correctly spelling the word “koinonia” on Thursday night. According to Merriam-Webster, the winning word means “Christian fellowship or body of believers.”
Taiwanese-Australian Joanne Missingham finished in second place at the inaugural Senko Cup World Go Women’s Championship in Tokyo, Japan, on March 16, but came in first in the hearts of netizens.
Missingham ended up losing to Yu Zhiying of China in the international tournament for female Go players, but the photogenic 23-year-old still managed to take home the prize of three million yen ($28,000), SoraNews24 reported.
Hengdian World Studios, a massive movie-making complex often referred to as “Chinawood,” recently held its first-ever breast model contest, and the winner will get to have the chance to appear as a nude body double for the actresses.
Another TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco has come and gone, and the results of the pitch competition have been decided. 26 companies, plus two Audience Choice winners, pitched their hearts out trying to impress the tech gods/ investors that made up the panel. This year’s winner of the $50,000 grand prize: butler service/app Alfred.