North Korean spies stationed abroad have to receive training on how to shop in supermarkets, use credit cards and visit clubs, as these amenities are not commonplace in North Korea.
North Korea had a show called “Let’s trim our hair in accordance with the socialist lifestyle”.
Larry Abshier, a US soldier in the Korean War, defected to North Korea because he was caught smoking pot. He lived with four other American defectors and was cast in several North Korean films where he became a celebrity.
During truce talks between North and South Korea, each country would attempt to have the biggest flag on their table. If S.K. brought a large table flag, the N.K. would bring an even larger flag to the next meeting. This ended when both parties had a meeting which set table flag size standards.
One of North Korea’s largest exports is giant statues of foreign dictators.
In 2016, North Korea accidentally leaked its DNS data, showing they only have 28 “.kp” domains. In comparison, there are 10 million “.uk” domains.
When North Korea sank a South Korean Warship in 2010, South Korea responded by blasting the hit K-Pop song “Hit your heart” across the border using large military loud speakers.
North Korea owes Sweden €300m for 1,000 stolen Volvos and every 6 months Sweden sends them reminders.
In North Korea, since every political candidate is chosen by the ruling party, there is only one name on a ballot. A voter may cross off the candidate’s name to vote against him, but must do so with a red pen next to the ballot box in sight of electoral officials.
A 14-year-old North Korean schoolgirl drowned while attempting to rescue portraits of Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il from a flood.