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California man found dead after Tinder date in Colombia

PAUL NGUYEN MEDELLIN COLOMBIA
  • Paul Nguyen, 27, of Orange County, California, was reportedly robbed and killed after going on a Tinder date during a vacation in Medellin, Colombia.
  • The Cal State Fullerton graduate was traveling abroad for the first time when he left for the South American country with a friend last week.
  • There, Nguyen met a woman on Tinder and went on a date with her on Nov. 9, according to reports.
  • After being seen with the same woman at a bar on Thursday, Nguyen was found dead next to garbage receptacles a few hours later.
  • Colombian police believe Nguyen was drugged before being robbed and killed.
  • Nguyen’s sister Amy has set up a fundraising campaign on GoFundMe to raise funds for his return and funeral.

A California man was reportedly found dead after going on a Tinder date during a vacation in Medellin, Colombia.

Paul Nguyen, 27, was traveling abroad for the first time when he left for the South American country with a friend last week, his family said.

French YouTuber says he felt ‘uncomfortable’ at Vietnamese wedding he crashed in viral video

Vietnam wedding crasher
  • In a now-deleted TikTok video, French content creator Alwin GC (@alwingc) crashes a Vietnamese wedding.
  • Alwin makes sure to clarify that he was not invited to the wedding but asks for entrance anyways as he is “French” and a “YouTuber.”
  • Upon his entry, Alwin explains how uncomfortable he was as “the only white guy" and "the only foreigner.”
  • Despite not being asked to join anyone’s table, the TikTok user remained at the wedding to eat and drink.
  • Although Alwin’s original video has been deleted from his page, people have reacted negatively through TikTok and Reddit.

A French travel content creator who shared a video of himself crashing a Vietnamese wedding has drawn disapproval from internet users.

In his now-deleted TikTok video titled “How I joined a Vietnamese Wedding without being invited,” Alwin GC (@alwingc) makes sure to specify that he was not invited to the wedding but asks for entrance as he is “French” and a “YouTuber.” Upon his entry, Alwin explains how uncomfortable he was as “the only white guy” and “the only foreigner.”

Elephant calf appears to salute woman who helped it get out of mud in viral video

baby elephant
  • A video of a woman helping a baby elephant stuck in the mud has gone viral.
  • In response to the woman’s act of kindness, the baby elephant lifts its muddy trunk toward her, seemingly thanking her for her actions.
  • Twitter users found the video heartwarming and praised the woman with their own comments.

In a viral video, a woman is seen helping a baby elephant struggling to walk out of a muddy roadside. 

In the video uploaded to Reddit on Wednesday, the woman, who speaks Thai with a person who is off-camera, pulls at the baby elephant’s legs to direct it out of the mud. Although it takes a couple of attempts, the teamwork between the two allows the baby animal to walk out of the mud and onto the pavement.

Heartwarming video shows photos taken every year of father and daughter over 40 years

father and daughter photos 40 years
  • 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.

Explicit photos, videos of South Asian women traded in Reddit forum, report reveals

  • BBC Panorama’s investigative report uncovered a subreddit where thousands of users would allegedly trade and sell leaked explicit material featuring South Asian women.
  • The forum was created and moderated by Reddit user Zippomad, who was later identified as Himesh Shingadia, a “university-educated” man who “works as a manager at a large company.”
  • Before Shingadia deleted the subreddit, it reportedly had more than 20,000 members and over 15,000 images. Thousands of these images were sexually explicit pictures of 150 different women, according to BBC Panorama.
  • Seven women who reportedly fell victim to the forum told BBC Panorama that Reddit is not doing enough to rectify the issue. Four victims claimed that the website never removed their pictures, while other victims said they waited eight months before their pictures were removed.
  • "We know we have more work to do to prevent, detect, and action this content even more quickly and accurately, and we are investing now in our teams, tools, and processes to achieve this goal," a Reddit spokesperson told BBC Panorama.
  • Shingadia reportedly took down his subreddit after being contacted by BBC Panorama and claimed that he made the forum to “appreciate South Asian women.”

An investigative report uncovered a subreddit where users would allegedly trade and sell leaked explicit material featuring South Asian women.

BBC Panorama reported that among the dozens of subreddits it looked into which were dedicated to sharing intimate photos and videos of women in the United Kingdom, one of them focused on leaked explicit material of South Asian women.

Obscure Hong Kong tech company’s stocks surge 21,000%, valued more than McDonald’s thanks to Reddit

Thanks to popular Reddit forum WallStreetBets, Hong Kong financial tech company AMTD Digital is now worth even more than giants like Coca-Cola, McDonald’s and Costco, with a current market value of $310 billion.

AMTD Digital, which trades under the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) ticker HKD, has gone from being virtually unknown to becoming the new “meme stock” — one that gains popularity via social media.

‘DTF?’: Redditor asks if friend is eating Din Tai Fung in the worst possible way

  • A Reddit user from Singapore said they lost a friend and got “destroyed” in a group chat after using the abbreviation “DTF” while referring to Taiwanese restaurant Din Tai Fung.
  • The user said they were trying to guess the restaurant where a friend was having a meal of dumplings and soup.
  • But as it turned out, the user’s friend took the abbreviation for its more suggestive acronym meaning “Down to f*ck,” which led to an apparent trial by group chat.
  • The user said they attempted to explain themself, but to no avail.
  • Fellow Reddit users sent the poster supportive comments, with one writing they’re “probably too old for all social media if this is how miscommunications are handled.”

A Reddit user from Singapore said they lost a friend and got “destroyed” in a group chat after using what they thought was a harmless abbreviation that ended up painting them in a very bad light.

In a June 23 post in the subreddit r/tifu — which stands for “Today, I f*cked up” — user NotFromYoutube recalled a friend posting a meal of dumplings and a bowl of soup on her Instagram Stories.

Redditor alleges her 6 y/o was forced to eat alone for ‘distracting’ peers with ‘smelly’ Asian food

FOREIGN FOOD
  • A Reddit user posted to the subreddit r/AmItheAssh*le on Monday, where she alleged that her daughter was ostracized by her homeroom teacher during lunch for her “foreign” food.
  • The homeroom teacher purportedly forced the Reddit user’s 6-year-old daughter to sit alone in a room during lunch for eating food such as persimmons.
  • After her daughter told her that the incident occurred multiple times each week, the Reddit user purportedly reported the teacher to the principal.
  • The user, who is Chinese, also stated that her husband did not believe their daughter and argued that teachers would have said something if their daughter’s story were true.
  • The post received over 14,000 upvotes and 971 comments where Reddit users reassured the mother that she is “not the assh*le” and did the right thing by reporting the teacher for “racism” and “abuse.”

A Chinese Reddit user shared a post to the subreddit r/AmItheAssh*le on Monday, where she alleged that her 6-year-old daughter was forced to eat in a separate room alone for bringing “foreign” and “smelly” food.

The user, u/sndyu, explained that her 6-year-old daughter is in second grade and had returned to school a few months ago after doing remote learning. Her daughter began “asking for pizza more” and did not want her usual packed lunches. When the user asked why she did not want to eat her “favorite foods” anymore, her daughter said that she wanted to sit with her classmates at lunch. The daughter then revealed that the teacher purportedly forced her to sit in another room alone as her “smelly foods” were “distracting” to the other students.

Netizens are amazed by Finnish artist’s jaw-dropping, intricate origami artwork

Juho Konkkola origami artist
  • Finnish origami artist Juho Könkkölä, from Jyväskylä, Finland, went viral on the subreddit r/BeAmazed for sharing his collection of intricate artwork featuring armored knights and samurais made out of folded papers.
  • Könkkölä took up art in the Finnish city Tornio and mainly studied photography and digital art (including painting and 3D modeling).
  • The artist says he first started doing origami as “a young kid” and has continued for the past 15 to 20 years.
  • “One of the first origami experiences I remember was a magazine that had instructions for a cat head. And after that I borrowed an origami book from the local library.”
  • Könkkölä estimates that simple projects can take a few weeks to finish, while the more complex ones requiring planning can take several years.
  • Könkkölä’s works have been featured in several international exhibits, including the Homo Faber Event in Venice, Italy in April. His work is currently on display at the Small is Beautiful Art exhibition in London.

Finnish origami artist Juho Könkkölä went viral on Reddit for sharing his intricate artwork featuring armored knights and samurais made out of folded papers.

Könkkölä, who goes by the handle u/jkonkkola_art on the social media platform, shared a collection of his work on the subreddit r/BeAmazed on Thursday, where he has received over 21,000 upvotes and more than 324 comments on his post.

Woman’s post asking if she is wrong for serving her Asian mother-in-law a mac and cheese dinner goes viral

  • A Reddit user posted to the subreddit /AmItheAssh*le on April 26 explaining that her Asian mother-in-law and husband found it “disrespectful” that she had served them mac and cheese for dinner four weeks after she had given birth.
  • According to the user’s post, her husband’s family had shown up without notice, and her husband requested that she make anything “homemade.”
  • When the user made mac and cheese, her mother-in-law looked “appalled” and ranted that she had “no experience in what is right and wrong when it comes to hosting.”
  • The user also said her husband had agreed with the mother-in-law and refused to eat the dinner, stating that she was being disrespectful to his family’s culture.
  • Many Reddit users reassured the new mother that what her husband’s family had done was not representative of Asian culture and that they “are just AHs [assh*les].”

A Reddit user says her Asian mother-in-law and husband were “appalled” that she had served them mac and cheese for dinner, after she had given birth four weeks prior.

In a viral post titled “AITA for serving my husband’s family Mac N Cheese for dinner?” Reddit user u/Dinner101____ recounts the recent clash she had with her husband’s family over her choice of dinner.

Viral video shows Ukrainian soldier ‘saved’ from bullet by his Samsung smartphone

  • In a now-viral video, a Ukrainian soldier can be seen pulling out his Samsung Galaxy smartphone to reveal a large bullet lodged in it. The phone supposedly saved him from being shot.
  • In the clip, the soldier can be seen in the trenches with his full military gear on. He suddenly reaches into his pocket and hands the person recording the video his phone.
  • In a close-up view, the bullet is shown to have apparently penetrated through both the soldier’s phone case and the back of his phone. The front of the bullet is protruding out of a shattered screen.
  • The soldier can be heard saying to the person recording, “The smartphone stopped the bullet and saved my life” in Ukrainian.

In a video that has since gone viral, a Ukrainian soldier can be seen pulling out his Samsung Galaxy smartphone to reveal a large bullet lodged in it, purportedly showing that the device saved him from being shot.

The clip was first posted online to the subreddit r/interestingasfuck on Tuesday.