11 Intriguing Facts About North Korea We’d Like You to Know
North Korea is one of the most unusual countries in the world. It is also one of the most closed. For example, to get to the capital of Pyongyang, even a resident of a province of the country itself can only go by a special pass. Consequently, the life and customs of the citizens of North Korea are enveloped in myths, but what do we really know about it? We have collected 11 facts about North Korea that will amaze you.
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10. North Korea has its own Godzilla.
It is possible that Kim Jong-il liked the story of Godzilla very much. He decided to independently produce a North Korean version of this film. He called it Pulgasari, and it is a mix of Godzilla, ancient myths, and a pinch of King Kong. It turned out to be very successful and was a real hit in North Korea.
9. There are no Choco Pies in North Korea.
This was due to the fact that for many years these sweets went to the black market through the production complex in Kaesong. In the complex, there were 52,000 North Koreans, and the overtime fee was often given in Choco Pies.
8. Kim Jong-un created an all-female band.
7. The constitution of North Korea looks good…on paper.
6. 100% Literacy rate
5. Roads without traffic lights
4. 3 TV channels
3. At least one American lives in North Korea.
2. Jeans are illegal.
1. Kim Jong-il liked cognac.
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