All students are expected to pay for basically everything but the teacher, causing some parents to secretly pull their children from school.
Pyongyang has three fun fairs, most with out of date and broken down rides.
This means half of the 24 million people do not even have access to basic human needs.
A growing number of prisoners continue to fill the estimated 16 work camps.
Because of it’s lack of resouces, North Korea was forced to use human feces as fertilizer.
Pyongyang, one of North Korea’s only cities, is home to three million people. But only the elite, trustworthy and healthy loyal citizens can live there.
North Korea claims to operate under the Juche ideology, or man is the master of everything and decides everything.
Although this may be true, the vast majority of the food does not go directly to its citizens.
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.
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 on who chose to stay. He admitted, “I feel at home here, I wouldn’t trade it for anything.”
Some include four-pointers if a three-pointer never touches the rim and points deducted for missed free throws.
Kim Jong-Il’s body is preserved in a glass tomb for anyone, including outside tourists, to see.
The country boasts its literacy rate is on par with the United States.
The Korean Central News Agency claims scientists have discovered a unicorn burial ground.
Kim Il-Sung will always be considered North Koreas eternal leader, even though his heirs have taken the reigns.
After seeing Godzilla, Kim Jong-Il wanted his own propaganda-laden masterpiece using none other than Shin Sang-ok.
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.
Although the document points out freedom of expression, democratic voting, and the freedom of religion, the country is far from it.
As a way to intimidate South Korea and put on a front, Kijong-dong Peace Village was built after the Korean War.
In the 1990s all teachers were required to learn how to play accordions. Today, many citizens continue to specialize in the instrument.
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 in the camps.
The Rungnado May Day stadium has more than 150,000 seats and hourses the extravagant Mass Games.
Police control all traffic within the city. There isn’t much due to the fact that only military personnel can operate vehicles.
North Korea hands out ballots with only one option on them, so votes swing 100% for the leader.
North Korea bases its calendar on Kim Il-Sungs date of birth.
Surprisingly, pot is not considered an illegal substance in the otherwise strict country.