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15 Bizarre Things In North Korea That’ll Make You Thank Your Stars You Weren’t Born There



North Korea is a bizarre country, to say the least!

North Korean Calendar

North Korean Calendar

While for the rest world, it is the year 2018, but in North Korea, it's still the 106th Juche year. Their calendar commenced on 15th April 1912, which is the birthdate of their founder, Kim Il-Sung.

The News Channels

The News Channels

North Korea has only 3 television channels and all the programs that run on these channels are controlled by the government.

Power cut every night

Power cut every night

This is due to the energy crisis North Korea face! The entire country goes dark in the night!

Elections With Only One Candidate

Elections With Only One Candidate

Elections are weird in North Korea. There's only one candidate so the people are not really given a choice and whenever that they have a choice, it's also a rigged one!

The School Supplies

The School Supplies

Parents have to supply desk and chair along with the books and pens to their kids who are going to the school!

The 3-generation punishment rule

The 3-generation punishment rule

If one person commits a crime, his entire bloodline, including the grandparents, parents and children, are sent to prison.

Creativity Is Not Allowed

Creativity Is Not Allowed

The filmmakers are often troubled for showing too much creativity while making films!

No Ban On Pot

No Ban On Pot

There is no ban on weed or cannabis, it can be bought anywhere from the roadside!

North Koreans can visit only 28 websites

North Koreans can visit only 28 websites

And also, you need a permission from the government before buying a computer!

They Have Preserved The Dead Body of Kim Jong II

They Have Preserved The Dead Body of Kim Jong II

The country has preserved the dead body of North Korea's late leader Kim Jong-Il in a glass tomb and it's open for tourists to view. And they are required to bow down at his feet and arms.

Blue jeans are banned in the country

Blue jeans are banned in the country

Since they're a product of the United States, they are banned in North Korea

Haircuts

Haircuts

Only 28 haircuts are allowed for men. They are legally sanctioned by the state!

No Religious Freedom

No Religious Freedom

Like restrictions on every other aspect of life, there's no religious freedom in North Korea. The country calls itself an atheist state and persecutes anyone who is seen practising any religion.

Human Waste As Fertilizer

Human Waste As Fertilizer

They use human waste as fertilizers and so they collect the poop from every home in the morning!

The Residence in the capital

The Residence in the capital

The Government decides who live in the capital. One needs the permission to live in the capital



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