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Lee Myung-bak was elected president of South Korea in December, with experts in "poonsgoo" (similar to the Chinese feng shui) attributing the victory in part to the favorable location of his ancestors' graves, which is an important predictor of good fortune. Candidates not so lucky spent part of the campaign moving their ancestors' remains to better sites. Former president Kim Dae-jung is said to have learned the hard way, losing an earlier election with poor burial location, then winning after moving some dead relatives around, according to a November Reuters dispatch.

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