User Tools

Site Tools


korea

Korea

Jet fighter duels

During the Korean War, the first jet fighter duels took place. Matches were fought by MiG-15 and F-86 Sabre pilots. 1)

Korean language

Korean is not related to any other language. Korean is spoken by 78 million people - more than all other isolated languages combined. 2)

Four

The words “four” and “death” have nearly identical pronunciations in Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, and Japanese. Since few people want to live on the “death” floor, many apartment buildings throughout East Asia omit floor four. In the case of high-rise buildings, this often applies to all floors with numbers containing four: 4, 14, 24, 34, and 40-49. 3)

Haenyeo

The Haenyeo (women of the sea) are a group of several thousand women living on the South Korean island of Cheng, engaged in seafood fishing in the Yellow Sea. Haenyeo women hunt for octopus, sea urchins, and sea snails by diving to depths of 20-30 m without air cylinders, and equipped only with fins, goggles, and gloves. Dives last 2-3 min, and are performed for 5-7 h, which allows catching about 30 kg of seafood. The average age of Haenyeo women is 60 years, with 98% being over 50 years old. Haenyeo has been listed as a UNESCO intangible cultural heritage. 4)

Metal chopsticks

Far Eastern cultures differ in cuisine and use different chopsticks. Korea uses metal chopsticks accompanied by a spoon. In addition to the differences in utensils, there are other etiquettes for their use. 5)

korea.txt · Last modified: 2021/09/23 04:25 by aga