Tensions between North Korea and the United States seem to be at an all-time high. If you can’t believe it, they nearly reached a boiling point over the way a comedy movie portrayed North Korea to the rest of the world. Here are 10 other North Korea facts that seem made up but are actually true:
North Korea Facts
1 North Korean archaeologists claim to have discovered an ancient unicorn lair that King Dongmyeong supposedly rode in ancient times.
2 Marijuana is completely legal in North Korea, and it isn’t even considered a drug in their eyes.
3 North Koreans only have a list of 28 predetermined haircuts to choose from.
4 In 2013, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un executed his own uncle by feeding him to a pack of dogs.
5 The country constructed a nice looking ghost town near the South Korean border as a form of propaganda.
6 They use a fax machine to threaten their neighbors below in South Korea, threatening violent attacks.
7 Voting in North Korean elections is absolutely mandatory, yet there is only one name on the ballots.
8 Wearing jeans in North Korea is illegal, as it’s considered a symbol of American imperialism to North Koreans.
9 The current year in North Korea is 104; they are on the Juche calendar which counts the years since Kim Il-Sung’s birth.
10 North Korea built the world’s largest stadium ever, seating 150,000 people.
11 North Korea Limits Outsiders
North Korea is stingy in terms of letting outside influences inside their own country. It’s very rare for western journalists, for instance, to be allowed into the country. On the rare occasions in which the media is let inside, any photos or videos deemed portraying North Korea negatively are confiscated before leaving.
50 Insane Facts About North Korea You Didn’t Know
Wow so many interesting things here. Honestly, number 30 is what surprised me the most.
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