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South Korean man crowned champion of doing absolutely nothing at annual competition

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  • 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 to award 10 AAPI organizations total of $500K in grants

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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.

‘Mongolian Cowboy’ Doesn’t Speak English, But Slays a Country Classic to Perfection

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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.

Indian-American Student Wins National Spelling Bee With The Word ‘Koinonia’

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 Go Player Takes 2nd Place in Tournament, 1st in Netizens’ Hearts

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.