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Stories about Humor

22 January 2017

India's Education Minister Says Cow Is the Only Animal to Inhale and Exhale Oxygen

"When will this nonsense end? Or will it end at all? Each claim appears more ludicrous than the previous one."

13 January 2017

The Strangest Japanese “Love Hotel” Names, Ranked

What are "love hotels"? And why do they have such strange and whimsical names?

10 January 2017

All the President's Fishermen: Who's Standing Behind Vladimir Putin?

RuNet Echo

Why is Putin meeting with fishermen from Novgorod so much? Are they really fishermen?

27 December 2016

Russia's Top Ten Memes in 2016

RuNet Echo

In the spirit of 2016, RuNet Echo risks spoiling everything in an effort to make sense of Russia's hottest Internet memes over the past year.

26 December 2016

What Worried Latin Americans in 2016?

"How philosophical, how profound are the doubts that trouble the Latin American minds of our times."

23 December 2016

On YouTube, a Glimpse of the Funny Side of Latin American Christmas Celebrations

Humor: One of the most important elements in Latin American Christmas celebrations.

18 December 2016

That Fake U.S. Embassy in Ghana Issued Real Visas for a Decade

For ten years, a U.S. embassy operated quietly in Accra, the capital of the West African country of Ghana. But the embassy wasn't an embassy at all.

15 December 2016

Ghanaians Call Out CNN for Misrepresenting Their Country in Post-Election Coverage

"Such a lazy coverage of a fantastic story by @CNN. No nuance, just the usual template "Africans are suffering."#CNNGetItRight"

10 December 2016

Russian Students Create Programming Language to Help Their ‘Streetwise’ Peers Graduate

RuNet Echo

Students at St. Petersburg's College of Information Technologies have built a new programming language using the "gopnik" vernacular.

7 December 2016

Trinidad & Tobago Shaken—and Stirred—by Strong Earthquake

Trinidad and Tobago lies along a major earthquake fault line, so the tremor wasn't all that surprising -- but netizens still saw humour in the midst of an unnerving experience.

30 November 2016

Mixed Reactions to Kyiv's New ‘Theater on Podil’

RuNet Echo

Residents of Kiev cheered and jeered the unveiling of the "Theater on Podil" on one of the city's oldest streets.

29 November 2016

Meet South Africa's Prophet of Doom…Literally

"Doom is the answer brothers and sisters lets bow our heads and sPray."

Political Satire Returns to Russian TV, Neutered As Ever

RuNet Echo

Political parody is a perilous thing in Russia, where the last unbridled satire to grace the small screen came and went more than a decade ago.

A Bollywood Actress Inspires Hilarious Book Misinterpretations With Her ‘Animal Farm’ Gaffe

"The Hobbit is good. All children should develop good hobbits. #ShilpaShettyReviews"

25 November 2016

Kyrgyzstan's President and the Little Personality Cult that Couldn't

"Atambayev, father of the nation? No, he's some kind of surrogate."

15 November 2016

The Year is 2021, and the Trump Republic is in the Throes of a Succession Crisis….

The Bridge

In this piece of satire, a Global Voices contributor imagines what the United States of America under President Trump might look like in five years' time.

10 November 2016

Africans See Humour and Hypocrisy in Donald Trump's Presidential Win

"Donald Trump is the 45th President of the USA and the story of America as a shining beacon of justice is a lie."

3 November 2016

How To Talk About the Chicago Cubs Win With Your Non-American Friends

The Bridge

The members of the Global Voices core team tried to have a conversation about baseball, and this happened.

27 October 2016

Russia's 2018 World Cup Mascot Has a Hilarious Name and You Don't Even Get It

RuNet Echo

It's too soon to know if this creature will make a good ambassador for Russia or the World Cup, but it's fair to say already that “Zabivaka” has gone viral.

20 October 2016

Ghana's Opposition Party Is Running Wild With an Internet Challenge Surrounding a Juice Box

"Always love it when people turn their "misfortune" into a great success. That's what the #NPP has done with this #KalypoChallenge. Maturity"

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