William Ellsworth Robinson pretended to be a Chinese illusionist for most of his life calling himself Chung Ling Soo. in his final moments of his life when he suddenly called out in perfect English β€œOh my God. Something’s happened. Lower the curtain." He died from a failed bullet catch on stage atlasobscura.com/articles…
Gary Schwartz, the voice of Team Fortress 2's Heavy and Demoman, was part of a mime-comedy duo with Caleb Chung, who invented the Furby youtu.be/rIo0IxE_Cyc?t=12…
The first president of Guyana, Arthur Chung, was Chinese. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Art…
President Park Chung Hee was responsible in large part for South Korea’s β€œeconomic miracle”; the programs he initiated gave his country one of the fastest-growing economies in the world during his 18 year rule britannica.com/biography/…
Arthur Raymond Chung - President of Guyana, South America from 1970 to 1980 - is noted for being the first ethnically Chinese head of state in a non-Asian majority country. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Art…
Mun Se-gwang , a young Japanese-born North Korean sympathizer, attempted to assassinate South Korean president Park Chung-Hee in 1974. He attempted to get closer to the President during a speech, but inadvertently fired his revolver prematurely, injuring himself en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mun…
The 1936 Nobel Prize for Physics went to Carl D. Anderson for the discovery of the positron. While a graduate student at Caltech in 1930, Chung-Yao Chao was the first to experimentally identify positrons through electron–positron annihilation, but did not realize what they were en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chu…
South Korean President Yun Posun was replaced by Park Chung-hee in a coup in 1961. Yun stayed in his post in order to provide some legitimacy to the new regime, ran for president twice after, and lived almost thirty more years en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yun…
When in North Korea in 2011, graffiti saying "Park Chung Hee and Kim Jong Il are both dictators; Park Chung Hee a dictator who developed his country’s economy, Kim Jong Il a dictator who starved people to death” was found at a Pyongyang college, the entire city went into a 3 day lockdown dailynk.com/english/read.…
Chung Ju-yung, the founder of Hyundai, originally wanted to become a school teacher, but his family's dire financial situation made him unable to get higher education. Instead, he ran away from his family to Seoul, where he started a construction company, Hyundai, in 1947. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chu…
The famous "chung CHUNG" sound effect from "Law and Order" is an amalgamation of nearly a dozen sounds, including an actual gavel, a jail door slamming, and five hundred Japanese monks walking across a hardwood floor. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Law…
Korean Shamans claim to channel, among other historical figures, Jesus, General Douglas MacArthur, and former President of SKorea, Park Chung Hee nytimes.com/2007/07/06/wo…
Ching Ling Foo and Chung Ling Soo were two magicians from the early 20th century who were bitter rivals. While Ching Ling Foo was genuinely Chinese, Chung Ling Soo was actually a New Yorker named William Robinson. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chi…
The magician Chung Ling Soo was actually a young British man named William Robinson. He kept the act of being Chinese all his life and never spoke English onstage until he was fatally shot in a trick gone wrong. bowesandbounds.org/m/blog…
There is still one American defector left living in North Korea, a man by the name of Roy Chung. He has been living there since 1979, and it is debated on whether he defected or was abducted. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roy…
Today I learned about Korean National Treasure #904, a Corinthian helmet that was gifted to Sohn Kee-Chung, a gold medalist who competed for the Japan at the 1936 Olympics; He wasn't given it until 50 years later, upon which Sohn donated it to Korea. It is the only Western piece on the list of Korean treasures. museum.go.kr/site/eng/rel…
For years an American magician named William Robinson masqueraded as a Chinese performer named Chung Ling Soo. He never spoke English in public until he was fatally shot during a performance of his bullet catch trick. His only words on stage; "Oh my God. Something's happened. Lower the curtain.” history.com/videos/the-se…
In 1968, 31 North Korean Commandos dressed up as South Korean Soldiers and crossed the DMZ in a failed attempt to assassinate President Park Chung Hee. 29 were killed, 2 were captured. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kor…
The N.Korean Marcus Luttrell - Kim Shin Jo, was 1 of 31 commandoes sent to assassinate SK President Park Chung-Hee. They encountered civilians and spared their lives, who then informed the authorities. Kim was 1 of only 2 to survive, and is now a Presbyterian Minister in S.Korea. nytimes.com/2010/12/18/wo…
The iconic "chung chung" noise from Law and Order is actually composed of 12 different sounds including a judges gavel, a jail door slamming, and 500 monks walking across a floor. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Law…
The first gold-medal Olympian for South Korea, Sohn Kee-Chung, was not permitted to compete as a South Korean due to the Japanese occupation. To this day, the IOC recognizes him as a Japanese athlete. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soh…
Maury Povich has been married to Connie Chung since 1984. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mau…
South Korean president Park Chung Hee's wife was assassinated in 1974 when a bullet, intended for her husband, struck her in the head during a presidential speech. As his wife was carried from the stage, he resumed and completed his speech en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yuk…
Today I learned of William Ellsworth Robinson, an American magician who lived his whole public life as his Chinese stage character, Chung Ling Soo. He died in 1918 when a bullet catch trick went wrong. His last words were the first English ones he'd spoken on stage in 19 years; "My God, I've been shot." birthmoviesdeath.com/2013…
The case of Pearson vs Chung also known as the "Pants Lawsuit" Judge Roy Pearson filed a suit against Soo Chung, owner of Custom Cleaners, for losing a pair of his pants. Pearson was demanding $67 million dollars for mental anguish and his own attorney's fees. Pearson lost the claim in court. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pea…
In 1968, North Korean commandos infiltrated into South Korea in order to decapitate the then South Korean president Park Chung-Hee. This was part of the wider conflict that began in 1966. This period of increased conflict became known (by those who fought) as the "2nd Korean War". rokdrop.com/2008/12/30/dm…
South Korean military-dictatorship president Park Chung-hee was assassinated during a dinner by the director of the Korean CIA. It is still unknown whether it was planned or a spontaneous murder. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ass…
In 1968 North Korean Commandos nearly assassinated South Korea's President Park Chung-hee at his place of residence known as the "Blue House." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blu…
During his 9 month sentence in federal prison, Tommy Chung encouraged his cellmate, Jordan Belfort, ("The Wolf of Wall Street") to record his memoirs. The two remain close friends. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom…
Myung-Whun Chung, famous Korean conductor, carves out his own batons from olive trees. france.fr/en/visiting/und…
The animator, Peter Chung, worked on Rugrats prior to making Aeon Flux en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aeo…
Peter Chung, creator of Γ†on Flux, also co-designed the Rugrats characters. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pet…
Maury Povich is married to Connie Chung en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Con…
In 1968 31 North Korean special forces commados infultrated South Korea with the express purpose of assassinating president Park Chung-hee and specific orders to chop off his head and toss it into the streets of Seoul, and nearly succeeded. rokdrop.com/2008/12/30/dm…

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