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7 Bizarre Things You Probably Didn't Know About North Korea



How can you NOT want to know more about North Korea?

#7 ‘Pleasure Squad’

#7 ‘Pleasure Squad’

North Korea enlists around 2000 attractive women as part of a ‘Pleasure Squad’ who provide entertainment and sexual services for top officials.

#6 Drug

#6 Drug

Marijuana, one of the most abused drugs in the world is not illegal and can be bought at markets in North Korea.

In fact, some say that it is a healthier alternative to tobacco.

#5 North Korea is a great place to take in a massive sporting event.

#5 North Korea is a great place to take in a massive sporting event.

The world's largest stadium ‘Rungrado 1st of May Stadium' is in North Korea's capital, Pyongyang - it can seat 150,000.

While the stadium is used for sporting events, it is most famous as the site of massive performances and shows.

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#4 Statues

#4 Statues

In North Korea, there are about 34,000 statues of Kim II Sung– one for every 3.5 km, or one for every 750 people.

All North Koreans are also required to wear a badge featuring his face as a mark of their loyalty to the founder of the nation.

#3 North Korea can be identified from outer space

#3 North Korea can be identified from outer space

A night image of the Korean Peninsula taken by NASA illustrates the electricity problems in North Korea. Compared to its neighbours South Korea and China, it is completely dark.

Recent photos from the International Space Station show that North Korea blends into the surrounding blackness leaving few small spots of light.

#2 The Height Factor

#2 The Height Factor

According to some scientific theories, South Korean women have shown surprising results over the height demographics! They are not just taller than men in their country but also most women across the globe!

#1 The Mud Festival

#1 The Mud Festival

Mud Festival is one of the main summer festivals in Korea. It was primarily conceived to promote mud cosmetics. Though the festival takes place over a period of around two weeks, it is most famous for its final weekend, which is popular with Korea's western population.



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