1. The 'de-militarized' zone between North and South Korea is the world's most militarized zone.
  2. Sympathizing with Kim Jong-un, leader of North Korea, is an illegal act in South Korea. Even blogging can land you in jail.
  3. In the last 60 years, over 23,000 North Koreans have defected to South Korea. Only two South Koreans have gone to the North.
  4. South Koreans
    drink twice
    as much alcohol
    as Russians.
  5. At their current birth rate, South Koreans will go extinct by 2750.
  6. Marital infidelity was punishable with jail in South Korea until 2015.
  7. 60%
    of South Korean families use professionals to find a name for their babies.
  8. The first cloned dogs, six Canadian Labradors, started to work for South Korea's customs service as sniffers in 2009.
  9. In order to legally give someone a tattoo in South Korea, one must obtain a doctor's license.
  10. South Koreans are required by law to use Internet Explorer for online shopping and banking.
  11. Unit 684 was a South Korean black-ops team of 31 convicted criminals whose mission was to kill North Korea's premier Kim Il-sung. They mutinied, hijacked a bus, and were shot by the army or committed suicide.
  12. More than half of U.S. troops overseas are stationed in just 4 countries: Japan, Germany, South Korea, and Italy.
  13. In 2016, a man blaming a game company for "ruining his life" with game addiction, crashed a car into their head office in South Korea.
  14. North Korea, independent since 1948, is not recognised by Japan and South Korea.
  15. North Korea uses a fax machine to send threats to South Korea.
  16. Kenny G, the American saxophonist, used to be South Korea's tourism ambassador.
  17. South Korean soap operas are popular in Cuba.
  18. 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.
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