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Here's the story behind that viral high-kicking taekwondo video

Here's the story behind that viral high-kicking taekwondo video

World
A video of an incredible taekwondo performance in South Korea has gone viral in recent days, with athletes flying through the air, smashing panels and twisting through mind-boggling new moves. The video — versions of which have racked up tens of millions of views — shows a South Korean team wowing a crowd with numerous large-scale kicks as the athletes are thrown into the air at the 2018 World Taekwondo Hanmadang Festival, which took place last month on South Korea's Jeju Island. What makes the July 28 opening-ceremony performance particularly exceptional is the fact that the group — the Kukkiwon Taekwondo Demonstration Team — showcased several previously unseen taekwondo techniques. “The moves in the performance do not just end with smashing boards in t...
France's Macron admonishes teenager; video goes viral

France's Macron admonishes teenager; video goes viral

World
A video of French President Emmanuel Macron admonishing a teenager who called him by a nickname went viral on social media Tuesday. The video shows Macron shaking hands in a crowd, when the teenager — using a diminutive for Macron's first name — asks him: "How's it going, Manu?" Macron stops and responds: "Call me 'Mr. President of the Republic,' or 'monsieur.'" He then adds: "The day you want to start a revolution, get a degree and learn to feed yourself, OK? You can start lecturing others then." The exchange occurred Monday at a ceremony commemorating Charles De Gaulle's historic appeal for armed resistance against Nazi tyranny. Macron tweeted a video of the discussion, prompting a flood of comments Tuesday. Some applauded the French leader's demand for respect, while other...
Liverpool and Real Madrid target Alisson goes viral thanks to hilarious video from Brazil v Switzerland

Liverpool and Real Madrid target Alisson goes viral thanks to hilarious video from Brazil v Switzerland

Sports
BUBBLE BURST Wanted Roma goalkeeper ‘explodes’ in brilliant edited clip from World Cup Group E encounter Liverpool and Real Madrid target Alisson went viral after Brazil’s 1-1 draw with Switzerland when he ‘exploded’ in a hilarious edited video. The Roma goalkeeper is expected to be one involved in one of the biggest transfer deals of the summer with several clubs, including the Reds and Los Blancos keen on his services. Liverpool target Alisson pops an inflatable ball which came onto the field during Brazil’s 1-1 draw with Switzerland. But rather than see himself become a hit at the World Cup thanks to his abilities as a shot-stopper, the 25-year-old he became the centre of attention when he ...
Dog-like robot opens door in mesmerizing viral video

Dog-like robot opens door in mesmerizing viral video

Technology
“Good boy, Buddy,” is typical praise for a pet, but in this case, Buddy is a well-mannered, four-legged robot that both opens a door and holds it open for another robot. The video titled, “Hey Buddy, Can You Give me a Hand?” by robotics company Boston Dynamics has gotten over 1 million views on YouTube. It features their latest work -- a dog-like robot that opens a door in a mesmerizing maneuver. The video shows one yellow robot walking up to and surveying a door before an identical robot with an arm extending from its back steps into frame. The arm has a claw that functions as a hand and opens the door. The robot continues to prop the door open for itself and the other robot to walk through before letting it close behind them. Boston Dynamics' calls this robot the SpotMini, which is