- An American Soldier ran across the border to North Korea in 1962 and has been living there ever since.
- North Korea is
- the world's only nation
- to currently have
- a US Navy ship captured.
- North Korea is officially not Communist. Since 2009 its ideology is called "Juche".
- North Korean archaeologists announced the world in 2012 they "discovered" lair of the UNICORN ridden by legendary King Tongmyung 2000 years ago.
- North Korea has
- 51 "Social Categories"
- ranked by their
- loyalty to the regime.
- In the 50s, North Korea built Kijong-dong, a "nice" city visible from the border, to encourage South Koreans in. It's actually a ghost town.
- North Koreans may only choose from 28 approved haircuts.
- In the last 60 years, over 23,000 North Koreans have defected to South Korea. Only two South Koreans have gone to the North.
- North Koreans watched the 2014 World Cup on a 24-hour delay.
- North Korea has its own operating system called Red Star OS.
- Wearing jeans is illegal in North Korea.
- North Korea holds elections every 5 years in which the ballots list only one candidate.
- 12,710 people
- have immigrated
- to North Korea
- since 1990.
- North Korea is outsourcing its forced labor camps to work in Siberia.
- In 1953, a North Korean fighter pilot defected to South Korea with his MiG-15 and was rewarded with US$100,000 by the U.S.
- North Korea uses a fax machine to send threats to South Korea.
- According to a textbook in North Korea, Kim Jong Un learned to drive at age 3.
- North Korea hosts the World's Largest Stadium seating 150,000 people.
- Sympathizing with Kim Jong-un, leader of North Korea, is an illegal act in South Korea. Even blogging can land you in jail.
- The 'de-militarized' zone between North and South Korea is the world's most militarized zone.
- For 20 years, the World's Tallest Hotel was a 105-story empty pyramid in Pyongyang, North Korea.
- When a single anti Kim Jong Il graffiti was found in Pyongyang, North Korea, in 2011, they locked down the entire city for 3 days.
- In 1978, North Korea kidnapped two famous South Korean filmmakers, a director and a leading actress, and forced them to work on propaganda films.
- One of North Korea's largest exports is giant statues of foreign dictators.