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Shocking But True Facts About North Korea (27 photos)

27 crazy facts about North Korea you may have never heard before.

Pyongyang has three fun fairs, some with less than optimal rides and technology.Shocking But True Facts About North Korea (27 photos)
This means half of the 24 million people dont even have access to basic human needs.Shocking But True Facts About North Korea (27 photos)
A growing number of prisoners continue to fill the estimated 16 work camps.Shocking But True Facts About North Korea (27 photos)
Because of its lack of resources, North Korea was forced to use human feces as fertilizer, demanding the product from its citizens.Shocking But True Facts About North Korea (27 photos)
Pyongyang, one of North Koreas only cities, is home to three million people, but only the elite. Only trustworthy, healthy, and loyal citizens can live there.Shocking But True Facts About North Korea (27 photos)
All students are expected to pay for basically everything but the teacher, causing some parents to secretly pull their children from school.Shocking But True Facts About North Korea (27 photos)
North Korea claims to operate under the Juche ideology, or man is the master of everything and decides everything.Shocking But True Facts About North Korea (27 photos)
Although this may be true, the vast majority of the food does not go directly to its citizens.Shocking But True Facts About North Korea (27 photos)
Two of which are only available on weekends, while the other is broadcast in the evenings. Because of this, South Korean soap operas are among the most popular items smuggled in.Shocking But True Facts About North Korea (27 photos)
After the Korean War, Joseph Dresnok crossed over the mine-laden border into North Korea. He met three other U.S. soldiers doing the same thing. However, Dresnok was the only one who chose to stay. He admitted, “I feel at homeI wouldn’t trade it for nothing”Shocking But True Facts About North Korea (27 photos)
Some include four-pointers if a three-pointer never touches the rim and points deducted for missed free throws.Shocking But True Facts About North Korea (27 photos)


Kim Jong-ils body is preserved in a glass tomb for anyone, including outside tourists, to see.Shocking But True Facts About North Korea (27 photos)
The country boasts its literacy rate is on par with the U.S.Shocking But True Facts About North Korea (27 photos)
The Korean Central News Agency claims scientists have discovered a unicorn burial ground.Shocking But True Facts About North Korea (27 photos)
Apparently the leader had a taste for the brandy.Shocking But True Facts About North Korea (27 photos)
Kim Il-sung will always be considered North Koreas eternal leader, even though his heirs have taken the reigns.Shocking But True Facts About North Korea (27 photos)
After seeing Godzilla, Kim Jong-Il wanted his own propaganda-laden masterpiece using none other than Shin Sang-ok.Shocking But True Facts About North Korea (27 photos)
Nabbing him and his wife, Kim Jong-il forced Shin Sang-ok to make films under his reign. Luckily, the director successfully escaped years later.Shocking But True Facts About North Korea (27 photos)
Although the document points out freedom of expression, democratic voting, and the freedom of religion, the country is far from it.Shocking But True Facts About North Korea (27 photos)
As a way to intimidate South Korea and put on a front, Kijong-dong Peace Village was built after the Korean War.Shocking But True Facts About North Korea (27 photos)
In the 1990s all teachers were required to learn how to play accordions. Today, many citizens continue to specialize in the instrument.Shocking But True Facts About North Korea (27 photos)
If one person violates a law or is sent to prison camp, it affects their whole family. Grandparents, parents, and children of the violator are sent to work with them.Shocking But True Facts About North Korea (27 photos)

The Rungnado May Day stadium has more than 150,000 seats and houses the extravagant Mass Games.Shocking But True Facts About North Korea (27 photos)
Police control all traffic within the city. There isn’t much due to the fact that only military personnel can own vehicles.Shocking But True Facts About North Korea (27 photos)
North Korea hands out ballots with only one option on them, so votes swing, you guessed it, 100 for the leader.Shocking But True Facts About North Korea (27 photos)
North Korea bases its calendar on Kim Il-Sungs date of birth: 15 April 1912.Shocking But True Facts About North Korea (27 photos)
Surprisingly, pot is not considered an illegal substance in the otherwise strict country.Shocking But True Facts About North Korea (27 photos)

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