1. North Korea, independent since 1948, is not recognised by Japan and South Korea.
  2. North Korea is the world's only necrocracy: a government that still operates under the rules of a former, dead leader.
  3. North Koreans may only choose from 28 approved haircuts.
  4. Kim II-Sung, founder of North Korea, was born on the day the Titanic sank.
  5. In the last 60 years, over 23,000 North Koreans have defected to South Korea. Only two South Koreans have gone to the North.
  6. In 1974, Kim Il-sung took 1,000 Volvo sedans from Sweden to North Korea and never paid for them.
  7. North Koreans watched the 2014 World Cup on a 24-hour delay.
  8. North Korea has its own operating system called Red Star OS.
  9. In 2013, North Korea's president killed his own uncle by throwing him naked into a cage with 120 starving dogs.
  10. Possessing Bibles, watching South Korean movies and distributing pornography may be punished with death in North Korea.
  11. In North Korea, only military and government officials can own motor vehicles.
  12. North Korea's space agency is called "NADA", which in Spanish means "nothing."
  13. Wearing jeans is illegal in North Korea.
  14. North Korea holds elections every 5 years in which the ballots list only one candidate.
  15. 12,710 people
  16. have immigrated
  17. to North Korea
  18. since 1990.
  19. North Korea is outsourcing its forced labor camps to work in Siberia.
  20. 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.
  21. North Korea uses a fax machine to send threats to South Korea.
  22. There's an organization that parachutes copies of the Bible into North Korea.
  23. According to a textbook in North Korea, Kim Jong Un learned to drive at age 3.
  24. In North Korea, people don't celebrate birthdays on July 8 and December 17, since those are the dates that Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il died.
  25. Cuba was caught sending Weapons to North Korea in 2013.
  26. Sympathizing with Kim Jong-un, leader of North Korea, is an illegal act in South Korea. Even blogging can land you in jail.
  27. A defector used balloons to air drop thousands of copies of the film "The Interview" into North Korea.
  28. The 'de-militarized' zone between North and South Korea is the world's most militarized zone.
  29. 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.
  30. The Chollima, a mythical winged horse, is the national animal of North Korea.
  31. In 1978, North Korea kidnapped two famous South Korean filmmakers, a director and a leading actress, and forced them to work on propaganda films.
  32. Only 4 modern countries were never colonized by Europe: Japan, Korea, Thailand and Liberia.
  33. In 2016, North Korea accidentally leaked its DNS data, showing they only have 28 ".kp" domains. In comparison, there are 10 million ".uk" domains.
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