Not another one!
Last summer, a 20-year-old man passed away from a pulmonary embolism during a long marathon of playing Xbox. And now it's happened again!
An 18-year-old was found dead in an internet cafe in Taiwan where he had been playing Diablo III for 40 hours straight!
Although the cause of death has not yet been determined, authorities are speculating that sitting in a sedentary position created cardiovascular problems. Furthermore, reports say the teenager hadn't even taken a break to eat for two days during his marathon.
This just goes to show that too much of a good thing is never a good thing. We understand that video games are a fun escape from reality, but avoiding reality completely while playing them is dangerously excessive.
Make sure your kids are getting up and getting some exercise in between all that time they spend on the computer or in front of a TV!
Tags: cardiovascular problems, dead, death, diablo 3, gamer, internet cafe, marathon, sad, taiwan, video game
In Germany, McDonald's McCafe locations are adding a new menu item — Bubble tea!
Bubble tea is a Taiwanese iced tea filled with chewy spheres of tapioca.
It's been slowly getting more popular but this is really the first major debut for this tea.
They are promoting the drink with a Chinese spokesman, Chan McTi.
Check out the (possibly racist) video (above) of the Bubble tea ad!
Tags: cafe, chinese, drink, germany, ice, mcdonalds, menu, promo, racist, spokesman, taiwan, tea, video
/ Comments Off
As predicted, The Avengers is off to an amazing start overseas by breaking all sorts of opening day records.
After being released in just 10 territories on Wednesday, the Marvel superhero epic has earned $17.1 million.
Not only did the movie score the second-highest opening ever in Australia (behind the final Harry Potter film) by raking in an easy $6 million there, it landed the biggest opening day in New Zealand and Taiwan!
That's just a
Tags: australia, box office, disney, france, harry potter, italy, marvel, money, new zealand, records, superhero, taiwan, the avengers
/ Comments Off
WTF is wrong with these people!?!?!
A woman in Taiwan killed herself on her 31st birthday while sharing her progress with "friends" on Facebook chat and NONE of the nine individuals called the police!
Ugh! So sad!
Apparently a few of the individuals tried to track her down and prevent her from dying themselves, but c'mon! If you're not within a close range of somebody that is hurting herself, YOU HAVE TO CALL EMERGENCY SERVICES!!!
Tags: birthday, chinese, crazy, death, emergency services, facebook, facebook chat, friends, help, sad, suicide, taiwan, took own life, wtf
This doesn't completely coincide with what we heard yesterday, but still VERY exciting…if it's true!
A document that appears to be a draft of the itinerary for Madonna's upcoming tour has leaked onto the Internet!
According to the itinerary, Madge's tour will start in
Tags: 2012, australia, china, europe, israel, itinerary, japan, latin america, madge, madonna, north america, philippines, singapore, south africa, south korea, taiwan, thailand, tour, uae
Momma does not look happy!
An eager Taiwanese baseball fan forgot he was a father and completely DROPPED his young daughter while lunging to catch a foul ball!
For what it's WORTH…he completely missed the ball too. LOLz!
Luckily, this poor girl only fell a few feet into the next seat and was quickly scooped back up by the embarrassed father who gets an earful from his wife!
Sadly, this isn't the first time we've seen this and we're betting it won't be the last.
Guys, we know you love baseball, but you should love your kids more. Check out the mishap above!
Tags: ball, baseball fan, daughter, dropped child, dropped kid, embarrassing, fan drops child, father, foul ball, taiwan, taiwanese, wife
/ Comments Off
Ugh! This is so tragic!
HIV-infected organs were accidentally transplanted into 5 patients at a Taiwan hospital!
It is likely the patients will now contract HIV, while the doctors and nurses who operated on them are at a high risk as well.
Check out the video above to find out how such an awful thing was allowed to happen!
Tags: accident, aids, disgusting, doctors, donor, hiv, hospital, ignorant, nurses, organs, so sad, taiwan, tragic, transplant
/ Comments Off