Oh God, This Horrifying Sidewalk Sinkhole

If you're a person with irrational fears of urban horror stories, stay far far away from this real-life video of two people falling into a sidewalk hole in Seoul, where sinkholes are a mysterious and apparently growing problem in the city thanks in part (maybe?) to super tall skyscrapers. They step off a bus—only to… » 2/24/15 3:49pm 2/24/15 3:49pm

8 Images of Hyper-Modern South Korea Compared With Its Past

Korea has undergone rapid change over the last century, with Seoul metamorphosing from the first East Asian city to light its royal palace with electricity to arguably the most modern city in the world. Photographer Sungseok Ahn captured change by setting up a screen and projecting the old on top of the new. » 4/15/14 9:20am 4/15/14 9:20am

Seoul's Government Installed a Giant Ear to Collect Citizen Complaints

There's something unsatisfying about making a traditional complaint. As you're filling out the form, you can almost see the government bureaucrat crumpling it up and throwing it away a few days later. Wouldn't it be great if you could just yell at the pencil pushers directly? In Seoul, you can. » 8/19/13 4:20pm 8/19/13 4:20pm

Seoul's Banpo Bridge Turns into Gigantic Fountain, Puts NYC's…

The Banpo Bridge in Seoul, South Korea just got a major facelift in the form of a 10,000-nozzle fountain that runs all the way along both its sides. They were just installed last month, but already the bridge has turned into a major tourist attraction. Which is understandable, as I've certainly never driven over a… » 10/23/08 1:30pm 10/23/08 1:30pm