5 Notorious Fact About North Korea You Probably Don't Know

It’s a place that has always been puzzling and shocking to the rest of the world. So, from the weird to the wacky here is top 5 notorious facts about North Korea.

1. They have their own calendar

It is actually the year 106 because North Korea marks the birth of their first supreme leader – Kim Il-sung – as year 1 (1912). It is actually the year 106 because North Korea marks the birth of their first supreme leader – Kim Il-sung – as year 1 (1912). 

2. No birthdays allowed on particular dates

North Korea’s second supreme leader – Kim Jong-il – and Kim Il-sung died on July 8 and December 17, respectively. So, bad luck if you were born on either of those days because you’re not permitted to celebrate your birthday.

3. They have a fake town on the border with South Korea

In the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea rests a seemingly nice town, with everything you’d expect to see, like houses, a school, a hospital, and shops. And the thing is… apparently, no one actually lives there. The town is simply meant to show South Korea just how fantastic life in the North can be.

4. They hold “elections”

 North Korea does hold elections every five years. Sure, you only have one option to pick.You know who is he. 

5. “Three generations punishment” rule

If someone in your family breaks the law and is sent to a prison camp, then the rest of your relations can expect the same fate.


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