- Photos in an album discovered by a Minnesota pawn shop owner previously believed to have been taken during the 1937 Nanjing Massacre have been debunked.
- Evan Kail, the owner of St. Louis Park Gold & Silver who goes by “Pawn Man” online, posted a video of the album to TikTok that went viral overnight, garnering over 30 million views and attracting international attention for what many believed was a major historical revelation.
- “Because of these trolls, particularly this one assclown, nobody will go near this thing now,” Kail claims in a video update posted to his YouTube channel. “I can’t get anybody to f*cking check it out. Every person in Minnesota I had lined up who had some kind of credential ghosted me. They want nothing to do with this because of the controversy.” They don’t want their name anywhere near it.”
- In an interview with The New Yorker, Timothy Brook, a professor specializing in Chinese history during the Japanese occupation, inspected photographs provided by Kail and determined that “as far as I can tell, none of these photographs are from Nanjing.”
- It was revealed that the photos Kail believed originated from Nanjing — previously known as Nanking — were captioned “Nanking Road” in the album, which Kail had mistaken for the city when it actually refers to a street in Shanghai.
Photos discovered by a Minnesota pawn shop owner previously believed to have been taken during the 1937 Nanjing Massacre have been debunked.
Evan Kail, the owner of St. Louis Park Gold & Silver who goes by “Pawn Man” online, posted a video to TikTok on Aug. 31 claiming to have discovered long-lost photographs taken during the massacre which lasted for six weeks and saw at least 200,000 Chinese civilians killed by the Imperial Japanese Army. Kail’s video went viral overnight, garnering over 30 million views and attracting international attention for what many believed was a major historical revelation.
- A video uploaded to Reddit which shows photos of a father and daughter in China that were taken in the same spot every year for 40 years has gone viral once again.
- The video begins in 1980 in Zhenjiang, Jiangsu province, and shows a black and white photo of a father with his young daughter.
- The video ends with a photo in 2020 of the man standing with his now adult daughter and his two grandchildren.
A heartwarming video of a father and daughter’s 40-year compilation of vacation photos in China has gone viral once again on Reddit.
As previously reported by NextShark last time the pair’s photos went viral in 2020, Hua Yunqing and his daughter Huahua loved a photograph they took while on vacation by Taying Lake in Zhenjiang, Jiangsu province, so much that they decided to return every year to recreate it as a family tradition.
A series of photos featuring Asian men wearing nothing but their underwear in what appears to be a college dormitory has gone viral on Chinese social media for obvious reasons.
The photos, shot by Shanghai-based photographer JQvision, depict a dorm room the Shanghai University of Sport where a group of muscle-bound “students” lounge around and partake in daily activities together while half-naked, according to Shanghaiist.
A Caucasian man believed to be in Taiwan on a work visa was arrested over the weekend for allegedly taking upskirt videos of women on the streets of Taipei’s Ximending area using a concealed pinhole camera in one of his shoes.
The man, reportedly a 45-year-old American citizen, was seen following women on the streets as he suspiciously extended his foot beneath their skirts. A passerby, a man surnamed Chao, observed the unnamed man and immediately alerted the police of his suspicious behavior, according to Taiwan News.
A Shih Tzu puppy with an unusual sleeping position has become a viral sensation in the Philippines.
The puppy called “Paningning” was captured in a series of adorable photos while she was sleeping on her back, just like a human would.
Actress Tracy Lee, the wife of Ben Goi, recently took to Instagram to post a heartfelt tribute to her late husband who died of a heart attack on February 3.
The 33-year-old actress posted a slideshow featuring the times she spent with her late husband and the son of “Popiah King” Sam Goi who made his fortune selling the thin, pancake-like food made from wheat flour.
A woman in east-central China posed as a “groom” to give her widowed mom the wedding photos she never had.
The woman, identified as Ma Er, took her 63-year-old mother, Chen Zhaolian, to a photo studio to realize her dreams in late September.
A Hong Kong-based Instagram influencer has come under fire after posting a picture while on a flight complete with fairy lights inside a dark business class cabin.
Harimao Lee was flying from Hong Kong to Rome when she did the controversial photo shoot.
Tokyo’s night sky was lit up with a natural “light show” after the city was hit with one of the strongest thunderstorms in recent years.
Locals reportedly did not know what to expect after an upcoming thunderstorm was announced the day before as Japan has been subjected to extreme weather phenomenon in the past decade.
Vincent Dolman published a series of photos documenting the unusual yet interestingly beautiful love of holding hands among Indian men as they walk the busy streets of India.
The London-based celebrity and fashion photographer was inspired to document this cultural norm after he photographed two men holding hands.
The selfie trend which highlights the arches of the female body has only recently taken over Instagram feeds of followers of many Filipina celebrities.
Aptly called the “butt over back” (also known as the BOB) selfie, the shot involves capturing the woman’s backside from over her shoulder while on her stomach.
Beyond ninjas and anime, Japan is home to a lot of other fascinating things that citizens of the outside world are just beginning to discover.
The richness of the country’s culture, plus the inventiveness and creativity of its people, has led to many amazing trends, innovations, and practices that foreigners can only wish they had in their home country.