|Born||1942 (age 77–78)|
|Known for||The claim of not sleeping for 46 years|
Thái Ngọc (born 1942)is a Vietnamese insomniac. According to Vietnamese news organization Thanh Niên, he is best known for his claim of being awake for 46 years. Thanh Niên also claimed that Ngoc acquired the ability to go without sleep after a bout of fever in 1973, but according to the Vietnam Investment Review, there was no apparent cause.
At the time of the Thanh Niên report, Ngoc suffered from no apparent ill effect other than being unable to sleep. He was mentally sound and carried two 50 kg (110 lb) sacks of pig feed down a 5 km (3.1 mi) road every day.
In October 2006, however, Ngoc reported that he was beginning to feel "like a plant without water" due to the lack of sleep.
Khmer Krom, are ethnically Khmer people living in or from the region of Tây Nam Bộ, the south western part of Vietnam. In Vietnam, they are recognized as one of Vietnam's fifty-three ethnic minorities: Vietnamese: Người Khơ-me and Vietnamese: Người Miên.
Vietnam Idol is a Vietnamese reality television competition to find new solo singing talents. It is part of the Idol franchise; it originated from the reality program Pop Idol created by British entertainment executive Simon Fuller. Starting from season 3, the show was produced by Vietnam Television and the BHD Pictures, replacing the joint-venture between Ho Chi Minh City Television and Dong Tay Promotion from the previous two seasons.
Phạm Duy was Vietnam's most prolific songwriter. With a musical career that spanned more than seven decades through some of the most turbulent periods of Vietnamese history and with more than one thousand songs to his credit, he is widely considered one of the three most salient and influential figures of modern Vietnamese music, along with Văn Cao and Trịnh Công Sơn. His music is noted for combining elements of traditional music with new methods, creating melodies that are both modern and traditional. A politically polarizing figure, his entire body of work was banned in North Vietnam during the Vietnam War and subsequently in unified Vietnam for more than 30 years until the government began to ease restrictions on some of his work upon his repatriation in 2005.
Thanh Niên is a Ho Chi Minh city-based newspaper in Vietnam. In 2009 it was the second most circulated newspaper in Vietnam, with an average circulation of 300,000. Thanh Niên News is released daily in Vietnamese. Thanh Niên is an official organ of the Vietnam United Youth League and mainly focuses on social affairs. The newspaper announced the closure of its English language website, which was known as Thanh Niên News, on September 16, 2016, citing company reorganization.
Đàm Vĩnh Hưng, often referred to by his nickname, Mr. Dam, is a Vietnamese Pop star. He won 2 Dedication awards and multiple awards in Vietnam. Besides pop, he also performed many pre-war songs, Trinh Cong Son's songs and golden music. He is one of the most highly paid singers in Vietnam, and some of his alleged statements have appeared in tabloids.
Nguyễn Bá Thanh was a Vietnamese Communist politician.
The International U-21 Thanh Niên Newspaper Cup is an annual football tournament held in Vietnam. The tournament was officially launched in 2007 by Thanh Niên News in co-operation with the Vietnam Football Federation, with the aim of improving youth football in Vietnam. In addition to improving the quality of football in the country, the tournament also serve to help VFF selectors build up the next generation of players who would represent Vietnam at the senior and U23 levels.
Nguyễn Tiến Trung is a pro-democracy activist in Vietnam. As the founder and leader of the Assembly of Vietnamese Youth for Democracy Trung has been one of the outspoken political dissidents in Vietnam. He was arrested on July 7, 2009 by the public security of Vietnam for allegedly "plotting to overthrow the government of Vietnam." The accusation was persistently rejected domestically and internationally by some Vietnam analysts such as Pham Hong Son and Carl Thayer.
Vietnam's Next Top Model is a Vietnamese reality television show in which female contestants compete for the title of "Vietnam's Next Top Model." Contestants are given the opportunity to begin a career in the modeling industry, and the winner receives a cash prize and a feature article in a fashion magazine.
The Floating Lives is a 2010 Vietnamese film based on a short story of the same name by Nguyen Ngoc Tu. It generated revenues of 17 billion VND in 2010.
Nguyễn Khoa Tóc Tiên, known simply as Tóc Tiên, is a Vietnamese recording artist, model and actress. Beginning her career as a child, Tiên later became a teen idol, participating in several singing competitions and releasing two studio albums: Nụ cười nắng mai (2007) and Tóc Tiên thiếu nữ (2008). Her third solo album, My Turn (2009), projects a new, sexually-charged image which she adopted while living in the United States and performing frequently on Thúy Nga Productions' variety show, Paris by Night. Tiên appeared in the first season of the television series, The Remix, in 2015. The show gave her an opportunity to perform "Ngày mai ", the song which brought her success and later became one of her signature hits. Subsequent singles, notably "Em không là duy nhất" and "#Catena ", were moderately successful.
The first season of Vietnam's Got Talent, a Vietnamese reality television talent show, aired Sunday nights at 9:00PM (UTC+7) between December 18, 2011 and May 6, 2012 on VTV3 and MTV Vietnam. The show was based on the Got Talent series format that originated by Simon Cowell in the United Kingdom. Artist Thành Lộc was the first host to be announced. Shortly thereafter, Thúy Hạnh confirmed her role at the judges' table. Huy Tuấn was given the 3rd spot of the judges' table. The show was presented by Chi Bảo and Quyền Linh.
Lost in Paradise is a 2011 Vietnamese drama film directed by Vũ Ngọc Đãng. Its original title is Rebellious Hot Boy and the Story of Cười, the Prostitute and the Duck, shortened to Rebellious Hot Boy or simply Hot Boy. The film is set in Ho Chi Minh City and has two separate story lines. The first depicts a love triangle between three men, Khôi, Lam, and Đông, amidst a backdrop of male prostitution. The second concerns a mentally handicapped man, Cười, his friendship with Hạnh, a female prostitute, and his attempts to raise a duckling. The film was a strong critical and commercial success in Vietnam. It has been shown at several international festivals, from which it garnered more mixed reviews. In particular its portrayal of homosexuality has been noted as ground breaking within the context of Vietnamese cinema.
Lâm Uyển Nhi was a beauty contest winner from Vietnam. After she won a beauty contest in Nha Trang in 1989, she quit school to establish a business in Ho Chi Minh City. Nhi was born into a family of eight sisters. Although her father left when she was young, she grew up in the loving arms of her mother. Her family life was also extremely difficult. Later on in life, she became addicted to drugs, became a prostitute, and infected with HIV. She lived the last days at the Center for Social Labour Education and died in 2008.
This article describes the history of the Communist Party of Vietnam, which ruled all or part of Vietnam beginning in 1945.
Vietnamese Revolutionary Youth League, or short for Thanh Nien, was founded by Nguyen Ai Quoc in Guangzhou in the spring of 1925. It is considered as the “first truly Marxist organization in Indochina” and “the beginning of Vietnamese Communism”. With the support of Chinese Communist Party and the Kuomintang Left, during the period of 1925-1927, the League managed to educate and train a considerable number of Marxist-Leninist revolutionaries, preparing the prominent leadership for the Communist Party of Vietnam and the Vietnamese Revolution. At the time, Vietnam was part of colonial French Indochina.
Vietnam competed at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 5 to 21 August 2016. It was the nation's ninth appearance at the Olympics, with the exception of the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, because of its partial support to the Soviet boycott.
Johnny Trí Nguyễn is a Vietnamese martial arts choreographer, film actor, and stuntman who is mainly active in the Vietnamese film industry.
The 2016 Vietnam marine life disaster was a water pollution crisis affecting Hà Tĩnh, Quảng Bình, Quảng Trị and Thừa Thiên–Huế provinces in central Vietnam.
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