Jun 28

South Koreans made younger

If you’re feeling like you could do with being a bit younger you might consider moving to South Korea. Al Jazeera reports that under the age system most commonly used in South Koreans’ everyday life, people are deemed to be a year old at birth and a year is added every January 1, rather than on their actual birthday. The country also uses the international norm of calculating from zero at birth and adding a year on every birthday for medical and legal documents, but the international standard is now being applied in all judicial and administrative areas. This means that most South Koreans have become a year or two younger.