North Korea, “world’s worst Internet black hole,” restricts Internet access to high-level Party officials and then only “to browse fan pages of the leading Kim dynasty”; in response, “North Koreans [are] buying properties close to foreign embassies in a bid to access their wifi.”
North Korea has its own smartphones for use in the nation, and users have to download apps at physical store locations where they can get only get government approved apps.
The founder of Hyundai was born to an impoverished family of peasants in what is now North Korea. In 1998, he sent 1001 cows to his hometown in North Korea as a repayment 1000 times over for a cow that he stole in the early 1930s to afford his train ticket to Seoul and escape from poverty.
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.