Olympic Snacking

No… not a new Olympic sport (although I can think of some countries that could produce gold medal contenders), but it turns out that in Korea, late night snack sales are getting a big Olympic boost. Dried squid, beer, and crunchy treats are helping Korean sports fans make it through the 24 hours of news from London.

"Korean Snacks & Instant Noodles" by Sergio Alves Santos (sergio-as)

No wonder everyone is glued to their Samsung screens! South Korea has been racking up the medals, despite some setbacks, with the current count at 12. That gives them a third place ranking in medal acquisitions, behind #2 USA (30 with 13 golds), and #1 China (30 with 17 golds).

Koreans take their Olympics seriously. We know that their fencers do! Shin Lam was following in a South Korean Olympic  tradition of exhibiting Olympic han when wronged. Back in the 1998 Seoul Olympics, Byun Jong-Il led the way, staging a tearful sit-in when a controversial call had been made, although, it was later suspected that some Korean-born corruption was involved.

Han is a multi-facted and dangerous beast… Do yourself a karmic favor to ward it off and buy a Korean a beer. (KBS World)