1. North Korea, independent since 1948, is not recognised by Japan and South Korea.
  2. 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.
    It's not 2013
    in North Korea.
    The year is 102
    counted after
    the birth of
    Kim Il-sung.
    North Korea is officially
    not Communist
    anymore. Since 2009
    its ideology
    is called "Juche".
  3. North Korea is the world's only necrocracy: a government that still operates under the rules of a former, dead leader.

    is legal and is not
    even classified as a
    drug in North Korea.
    North Korean archaeologists
    announced the world in 2012
    they "discovered" lair of the
    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 city.
  5. North Koreans
    may only choose from
    28 approved haircuts.
  6. Kim II-Sung, founder of North Korea, was born on the day the Titanic sank.
  7. In the last 60 years, over 23,000 North Koreans have defected to South Korea. Only two South Koreans have gone to the North.
  8. In 1974, Kim Il-sung took 1,000 Volvo sedans from Sweden to North Korea and never paid for them.
  9. North Koreans watched the 2014 World Cup on a 24-hour delay.
  10. North Korea has its own operating system called Red Star OS.
  11. In 2013, North Korea's president killed his own uncle by throwing him naked into a cage with 120 starving dogs.
  12. Possessing Bibles, watching South Korean movies and distributing pornography may be punished with death in North Korea.
  13. In North Korea, only military and government officials can own motor vehicles.
  14. North Korea's space agency is called "NADA", which in Spanish means "nothing."
  15. Wearing jeans is illegal in North Korea.
  16. North Korea holds elections every 5 years in which the ballots list only one candidate.
  17. 12,710 people
  18. have immigrated
  19. to North Korea
  20. since 1990.
  21. North Korea is outsourcing its forced labor camps to work in Siberia.
  22. 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.
  23. North Korea uses a fax machine to send threats to South Korea.
  24. There's an organization that parachutes copies of the Bible into North Korea.
  25. According to a textbook in North Korea, Kim Jong Un learned to drive at age 3.
  26. 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.
  27. An execution was staged there in the late 1990s    
    North Korea hosts the
    World's Largest Stadium
    seating 150,000 people.
  28. Cuba was caught sending Weapons to North Korea in 2013.
  29. Sympathizing with Kim Jong-un, leader of North Korea, is an illegal act in South Korea. Even blogging can land you in jail.
  30. A defector used balloons to air drop thousands of copies of the film "The Interview" into North Korea.
  31. The 'de-militarized' zone between North and South Korea is the world's most militarized zone.
  32. For 20 years, the World's
    Tallest Hotel
    was a 105-story empty pyramid in Pyongyang.
  33. 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.
  34. The Chollima, a mythical winged horse, is the national animal of North Korea.

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