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Instagram influencer Ekaterina Karaglanova found dead in suitcase

Published: 30/Jul/2019 16:32 Updated: 30/Jul/2019 17:03

by Andy Williams

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Popular Russian travel blogger, Ekaterina Karaglanova, has been reported dead after being found with knife wounds inside a suitcase in her Moscow apartment.

The 24-year-old’s parents grew concerned following a lack of contact from their daughter for several days, raising the alarm to their local police. Amid their worry, they also contacted her landlord for access to the apartment, according to local reports. 

Once granted access, a suitcase was found containing the body of Ms. Karaglanova with knife wounds and a slit throat, police confirmed.

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Reports have also suggested no signs of struggle within the apartment, with no weapon being found at the scene of the crime. This news arrives a mere two weeks after the brutal murder of Bianca Devins.

CCTV footage has been captured and is being examined by the local police, with video footage of the Instagram star’s ex-boyfriend entering her building being observed in the days leading to her death. Although, the relevance of this footage to the investigation has not been confirmed.

Instagram posts show Ms. Karaglanova in her home city of Moscow as recent as July 22, shortly after visiting Corfu, Greece on July 20.

The influencer shared her travel life on Instagram under the username ‘katti_loves_life’; amassing a following in excess of 86,000 users. 

Ms. Karaglanova had also recently become a qualified doctor, specialising in dermatology, while still maintaining an active social media presence.

Her final Instagram post was posted in Moscow, and has stated that she likes to “travel often“, but only spends three to five days in each location.

Police investigations are still ongoing.

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Pokemon releases Pikachu ASMR and fans are loving it

Published: 4/Dec/2020 20:41

by Brent Koepp

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The Pokemon Company surprised fans on December 3 with a special ASMR video hosted by Pikachu. The odd YouTube upload went viral after players of the Nintendo RPG couldn’t get enough of it.

Pokemon made its debut in 1996 and quickly took the world by storm. Decades later, the Nintendo property has surpassed titans such as Disney and Marvel to become the highest-grossing media franchise of all time. From cards to t-shirts, consumers can’t get enough of the beloved series.

On December 3, fans were surprised when the series’ mascot, Pikachu, hosted an ASMR video. Players unfamiliar with the audio phenomena that has swept YouTube and Twitch found themselves surprised by how much the Electric-type’s sounds made them feel relaxed.

Screenshot of Snorlax sleeping in the Pokemon anime.
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Pokemon fans can now lay back like Snorlax with Pikachu ASMR.

Pikachu relaxes Pokemon fans with ASMR

ASMR, which stands for auto sensory meridian response, is a phenomenon where certain sound frequencies cause listeners to get tingles or chills. The category has exploded on sites like YouTube where millions tune in to watch personalities whisper into a mic – yeah, it sounds weird on paper.

Now, The Pokemon Company has shared their own take on the medium by releasing an upload that features lovable mascot Pikachu. Despite only being out mere hours at the time of writing, the video has racked up over 369k views.

For over 15 minutes, the Gen I character interacts with objects around the room, while also shuffling and rolling across the floor.  The adorable ‘mon even whispers its iconic “Pika Pika” catchphrase from various angles.

Despite not being the usual content the Pokemon community expects, fans absolutely loved it. One user exclaimed, “I never knew I needed a Pikachu ASMR!” Another viewer agreed and wrote, “The comfiest thing I have ever heard.” Some even wanted more ASMR content featuring other Pokemon: “I need the Eevee version of this.”

Pokemon fans comment on ASMR Pikachu YouTube upload.

While ASMR isn’t for everyone, the unexpected Pikachu video has been a major hit with the community. Maybe Nintendo was actually onto something big with their Pokemon Sleep project after all.

Despite releasing over two decades ago, the Game Freak franchise has never been more popular. Fans have a lot to be excited for as the series will celebrate its 25th anniversary in 2021, with many surprises to come.