Koreans Lead Global In Getting News On Phones

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Koreans Use Phones More Than Most People in the World
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Koreans Use Phones More Than Most People in the World

Koreans log in two hours and 10 minutes a day on their smartphones, the sixth-longest time in the world, according to a study by German market researcher Statista on Saturday.

Brazilians ranked first by spending a whopping four hours and 48 minutes a day on their phones. Tthe Chinese came in second place (three hours and three minutes), followed by Americans (two hours and 37 minutes), Italians (two hours and 34 minutes) and Spaniards (two hours and 11 minutes).

Statista said most people use their smartphones for at least an hour a day, and the average in the top 10 countries surged from 90 minutes in 2012 to 150 minutes last year.

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[Spoiler] "Ruler: Master of the Mask" Yoo Seung-ho wakes up and hears news about mother's death

Yoo Seung-ho avoided death.

On the latest episode of the MBC drama "Ruler: Master of the Mask", Prince Lee Seon (Yoo Seung-ho) came back around.

Lee Cheong-woon (Shin Hyun-soo) took Lee Seon who still had a heartbeat to Woo Bo's (Lee Chul-min) house. Woo Bo did everything he could to make Lee Seon come back.

Finally, the prince came around and tried to go out but Woo Bo scolded him.

Lee Seon said, "Dae Mok (Heo Joon-ho) assassinated my mother. I have to get to the palace. Is she alright?"

TVXQs Yunho To Make Acting Comeback Through Lead Role In Drama Directed By Another Oh Hae Young PD
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TVXQs Yunho To Make Acting Comeback Through Lead Role In Drama Directed By Another Oh Hae Young PD

On May 25, it was confirmed that TVXQs Yunho will be making a comeback as an actor through a drama titled Meloholic (working title).

Meloholic is based on a webtoon in which the lead character, who has the power to read peoples minds, meets and falls in love with a woman who has a split personality.

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The news is attracting a good deal of attention as this will be his first project since being discharged from the military a month ago. Furthermore, the drama will be headed by PD Song Hyun Wook, who has directed dramas like Another Oh Hae Young, Introvert Boss, and Marriage, Not Dating. The multi-platform drama will be produced by the same team that produced popular KBS2 drama Moonlight Drawn by Clouds and will begin filming late May.

51 Koreans arrested for smuggling over 5,000 pounds of gold in their private parts
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51 Koreans arrested for smuggling over 5,000 pounds of gold in their private parts

According to the Korea Customs Service (KCS), a group of Korean citizens have been arrested for smuggling 2,348 kgs (5,176 lbs) of gold in their private parts over the course of 2 years.

SEE ALSO: A group of Korean men caught smuggling .4 million worth of gold up their behinds

A total of 51 people were arrested at Incheon International Airport in early April. It's reported that the smuggling first started about two years ago in 2015.

Male smugglers hid five or six gold bars sizing 3cm x 3cm and weighing 200 grams in their rectums while the female smugglers hid the gold in their rectums or vaginas.

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[Hot Takes from the Noonas] Choi Jin-hyuk offered lead in "Hospital Ship" opposite Ha Ji-won

Choi Jin-hyuk may follow up OCN hit, "Tunnel - Drama" by putting a lab coat and a stethoscope back on to play a doctor in MBC's "Hospital Ship"

"Hospital Ship" tells the story of a group of doctors on a hospital ship (clever name, I know) which sails around to tend to islanders in small villages. An offer is already out to Ha Ji-won to play a surgeon on the run from the collapse of her family, while Choi Jin-hyuk will play the warm but strong doctor who will melt her heart. Ha Ji-won has been considering whether to take on the role for the better part of two months, so maybe the inclusion of Choi Jin-hyuk will give her the push she needs to accept.