North Korea law specifies ‘three generations of punishment’. If you commit a crime, your children and grandchildren will also receive the full brunt of punishment, which often involves a lifetime in prison, also children born in prison are raised as prisoners because their “blood is guilty”.
North Koreans are especially proud of Kim Jong Il for his “inventions”. One of them is the Gogigyeopbbang or double breaded meat, which is essentially a hamburger.
The Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) separating North and South Korea has become a unintentional nature preserve. Several rare and endangered species, including the Amur leopard and Siberian tiger have been spotted there.
Last week, the official newspaper of North Korea admitted that Kim Il-sung, the founder of the country, was not able to teleport by folding space.
The capital of North Korea, Pyongyang, plays a really eerie song across the whole city every day at 6 am, as well as one later on in the evening at 11 pm.
North Korea has their own basketball rules: slam dunks are worth three points, field goals in the final three minutes of the game are worth eight points, three-pointers are worth four if the ball doesn’t touch the rim, and a point is deducted for missed free throws.
North Korea stole hundreds of Volvo cars, buses, and tractors in the 1970s, and many of them are still in use today.
Australia once had a floating hotel that now lies decrepit and forgotten, in North Korea.
South Korea formed a covert military unit in 1968 with the intention of assassinating North Korea’s leader. Unemployed youths or petty criminals were recruited and trained on an uninhabited island for 3 years. The existence of the unit was covered up until the 1990s.
In 2014, Christians in South Korea put up a giant Christmas tree which was visible from the North Korean border. The North Koreans claimed it was a tool for psychological warfare and demanded it be taken down. The defence ministry claimed the tree was dismantled for safety concerns.