Thursday, July 14, 2011



Wintermute here with another some what daily dose of DUMBR. I couldn't think of anything else to post but then I read Shonas' comment about using fans in Korea.Okay what I am about to tell you is the god honest truth and these people seriously believe this.

If you buy a fan in Korea it has a timer on it which automatically turns it off after a certain amount of time. Why? Because Koreans believe that Fans and AC cut up the air molecules and will cause you to suffocate and die. So fans are only allowed to run for a short period of time.

Why do they think this, how is such a stupid thought made possible? Well the story goes a long time ago there was a murder, the man was found dead on his bed, and the detective assigned to the case couldn't figure out how the person was murdered. He happened to notice there was a fan on by the mans bed side, so using his amazing  intellect deduced the only possible cause was the fan suffocated the man. Truly this detective rivals that of even the great Professor Layton.

To this day my students will not let me turn the fans on without also opening a window in fear they will die.

Just so you know this is the last day before summer break. I will be gone for four weeks. Be good.

Your Teacher,


  1. Interesting..

    I guess, stick to cold showers?

  2. What if you were to have a fan shipped in from somewhere closer? without a timer? or is that prohibited? :S

  3. that would be hilarious if they tried to stop a fan from being imported.

  4. WELL, try it then! that way if they do end up taking it, you'll still get a laugh out of it :D

  5. WAIT, gone, four WEEKS? oh how dare you leave me alone in this cruel cruel blog spot. lol jk :) be safe and enjoy your summer break!!

    we'll miss yah!

  6. i read this somewhere else too, although the real reason is the way the heat builds up in an enclosed space.

    i think your korean friends are just messing around with the air molecules being sliced up bit. ;)

  7. haha, kind of the mentality of a child.. Cutting into the air^^

  8. that's hilarious. now i'm not so worried about those south koreans and their bandwidth.

  9. First, thank you for bringing this to my attention. My jaw hit the floor when I saw confirmation of this belief on Wikipedia.

    Second, are there no scientists in South Korea? Is there no one in the entire country that could perform an experiment with a mouse and a fan prove this theory to be bunk?

    Third, I agree with Shona in expressing mock outrage about you leaving for a month. I hope you have a good time on break.