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Korean ‘Fan Death’

Author: Jamie

I’ve only  just heard of this but it strikes me as quite a strange superstition. Apparently, people die in Korea from fans!

Asian girl
This isn’t the type of fan we’re referring to…

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Fan death, as in the fairly standard consumer air fan that most people are familiar with and can be purchased at Walmart for $31.88, is an urban legend in South Korea that blames the electric fan for suffocating, poisoning and freezing people if it is left running overnight in a closed room. Fans manufactured and sold in Korea have timers and warnings.

We’re not talking about these types of Korean fans. Though they do look deadly!
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These are the culprits! They even look guilty.
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According to Wikipedia, The Korea Consumer Protection Board (KCPB) even warned against them and said they are a leading cause of seasonal deaths.

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As you can tell by this shocking report, the phenomenon is mainstream news worthy!

Beware of fans!
Beware of fans!

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Related Stories

http://postcards-from-the-world.blogspot.com/2009/04/mysteries-of-korea-fan-death.html

http://askakorean.blogspot.com/2009/01/fan-death-is-real.html

http://globalvoicesonline.org/2008/07/30/korea-fan-death-and-your-belief

http://www.encyclopediadramatica.com/Fan_death (this one’s really funny)

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