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- South Koreans are really onto something with "hitting mung," a.k.a. spacing out, a lifestyle trend that involves staring at trees or clouds for extended periods of time, often in theaters or cafes where you pay to do it.
- And finally, just a solid synchronized dog leap:
Early Addition: The Hot New 'Hitting Mung' Lifestyle Trend Of Spacing Out While Staring At Trees
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