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Stories about Humor

Philippines’ ‘Paradis Island’ has a message for ‘Attack on Titan’ fans

"We are an innocent island in a lake in Laguna and we have nothing to do with Titans."

Want to learn to curse like a Russian? There's an Instagram account for that

A Russian journalist and a Canadian comics artist have teamed up to create an online Russian-English dictionary celebrating the richness of Russian profanity on Instagram.

Ten social media posts that capture Latin American reactions to the storming of the US Capitol

"Girlfriends, what good are two centuries of gringo political intervention if not to make us laugh our pants off right now?"

Trinidadian comedian uses humour to say gender-based violence isn't funny

By turning men's harassment of women on its head, comedian Simmy De Trini illustrates just how incongruous gender-based violence is with a progressive society.

Latin American Facebook users weigh in on US election results with memes

While not a comprehensive polling of people's sentiments, these memes offer a glimpse into local political narratives, humor, and commentary.

Japan's ‘least attractive’ prefecture gets a little more love in 2020

After ranking last for seven consecutive years, Ibaraki jumped up five spots on an annual survey ranking Japan's prefectures by "attractiveness."

Caribbean alphabet series provides lots of laughs on TikTok

Laughter has become a critical coping mechanism in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, but in an era of social media "influencers," can anyone lay claim to originality?

Artists from around the world bid farewell to the creator of Mafalda

Iconic comic strip character Mafalda became "a universal symbol of rebellion and faith in a better world."

COVID-19 causes Trinidad and Tobago to cancel its Carnival for 2021

"Everyone else has already gone ahead and cancelled theirs. I do not [...] see how [anyone] could possibly think to put the country under further threat from Covid-19."

‘Please kill me now': Japanese Twitter reacts to Osaka Expo 2025's unusual new mascot

Japanese Twitter nicknamed the logo "koroshite-kun", which roughly translates as "Mr. Please Kill Me Now."

Hong Kong artists burn protest gear, Winnie the Pooh, and ballot boxes on Ghost Day

"In the real world, no one answers our demands, so we have to seek other channels, such as communicating with the ghost realms."

Ahead of elections in Trinidad & Tobago, one party promises to build a dome to limit ‘illegal outsiders’

With less than a week until Trinidad and Tobago's general elections, electioneering has reached a fever pitch. Still, no one quite expected a dome as a campaign promise.

Talking down under: Greek PM ‘discovers’ South Zealand

"Primary school kids listen to him and drop dead laughing. Long live our Leader, our EXCELLENT KYRIAKOS! HE'S WHAT WE DESERVE!"

‘Corona Ciao': Parody of old revolutionary song goes viral in the Balkans

Insult to revolutionary heritage, paean to middle-aged tavern-going privilege or just a bit of fun?

Hong Kong protesters make online game their new home during pandemic

Hong Kong's protesters are aching to take to the streets again. In the meantime, they are taking to their screens.

Nepali cartoonists illustrate the country’s COVID-19 crisis

Nepali cartoonists use satire and comedy to depict the country under lockdown.

Caribbean cooking in the time of COVID-19

"Make whatever your comfort food is and know that if we all sacrifice for a few weeks for the greater good, we will help stop the spread of this virus."

Moldova's meme heroes promote solidarity with Eurosong spoof amid COVID-19 crisis

Titled "Mom, stay home," the spoof encourages citizens to follow the prevention recommendations by the World Health Organization (WHO) while also sending positive energy to the elderly.

Russian pranksters target Bernie Sanders

Notorious Russian pranksters posing as Greta Thunberg and her father claim that they have called up Bernie Sanders to offer an endorsement. Then their conversation went downhill, fast.

Viral prank video mocks Putin's cult of personality

Russian blogger Bashir Dokhov hung a huge portrait of Putin in the elevator of a Moscow apartment block. He then installed a camera to record the reactions of stunned residents.

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