Totally Weird Things You Never Knew About South Korea

There’s A Common Fear Of Dying By Electric Fan

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South Koreans are unique in their fear that sleeping with an electric fan on in your bedroom will result in certain death. Scientists have tried long and hard to debunk the urban legend but South Korea just keep reviving it.

Theories in South Korea on why fans result in death vary from the fan blades chopping oxygen molecules in half, to people freezing to death because it gets too cold. The South Korean government has even issued warnings over electric fans.