Dong chim is a popular prank that involves using your index fingers to poke someone in the between the bum cheeks with as much force as you can muster
BEWARE the poop needle.”
That’s my travel advice to anyone heading to South Korea.
Because nothing can prepare you for the shock of South Korea’s craziest pastime.
Dong chim, which translates as “poop needle” in Korean, is a popular prank that involves using your index fingers to poke someone between their bum cheeks with as much force as you can muster.
The bizarre hobby is practiced by children of all ages across South Korea, and is treated by adults as a perfectly normal prank.
In fact, when one Korean town wanted to build a statue of two youngsters frolicking by the ocean, they decided one child should be jabbing the other in the bottom.
Oh, to be a fly on the wall during that council meeting.
“Hopscotch, jump rope, conkers? No, let’s go with that hallmark of youthful innocence, prodding your pal in the posterior.”
Korea is a popular destination for western expats teaching English.
And you won’t find a foreigner working in a school out there who doesn’t have a tale of sneak attacks by eerily accurate fingers.