My Nigerian bank scamming site:http://www.yrad.com
And my thread on Fan Death:http://www.skepchick.org/skepticsguide/viewtopic.php?t=304
Korean society is very hierarchical. If doctors and the news media says it's fan death, it's fan death by gum.
There are some shocking stories on my teacher message board about fires in their school's building and no one will pull the fire alarm, call the fire department, or (gasp) evacuate the children because they don't have authority from the boss.
A friend's father is an industrial psychologist and he was researching how to make cockpit environment's safer. Korean Airlines had one of the worst safety records because of pilot error. The captain makes a mistake. His first officer doesn't feel it's his place to let the captain know he made a mistake.
Another podcast was talking about how in many Asian nations like Korea that independent thinking is not encouraged and usually punished. "The head that sticks out gets cut off by the king" is usually the expression Koreans use.
I love asking my children opinion questions or get them to make up something. "Make up a crazy sounding ice cream." They're paralyzed. I have to prod them a bit with examples. "Okay what about kimchi ice cream?" (Kimchi is a hot and spicy version of sauerkraut.)
Okay now they get it.
"William, what is your crazy ice cream?"
"Kimchi ice cream."
"Okay that's my example. Make up your own."
"You know like carrot ice cream."
"Ah. Carrot ice cream."
"No, that's another example. Make up your own."
Finally one brave kid raises his hand.
"Kimchi and carrot ice cream?"