Over 99% of Koreans lack a gene called ABCC11. The gene is what causes the body odor. Only 2% of Europeans have this same mutation.
Some Koreans are trying to rename their country back to “Corea”. They believe that Japan changed the spelling to “Korea” so Japanese athletes would march first at the 1908 Olympics.
Koreans reckon the pregnancy period as one year of life for infants, and age increments increase on New Year’s Day rather than on the anniversary of birthdays. Thus, one born immediately before New Year’s Day may only be a few days old in western reckoning, but two years old in Korea.
99.98% of Korean names are three syllables.
The Korean alphabet (Hangul) was designed in the 1430’s because Chinese was too difficult for anyone but the aristocracy to learn.
The current head of the Korean imperial dynasty (and de facto Emperor of Korea) works as a general manager in a department store.