1 In North Korea, the year is 105, not 2015.The Korean calendar begins with the year of Kim Il-Sung’s birth2In North Korea marijuana is legal and is not considered a drug

3 Official North Korea is no longer a communist state, the official ideology is called `juche`4 The largest stadium in the world is in Pyongyang and has 150,000 seats5 In North Korea only military and government officials have the right to own cars

6 North Korea’s space agency is called “NADA”, which in Spanish means nothing 7 North Korea holds elections every 5 years in which the ballots list only one candidate

8 In 1953, a North Korean fighter pilot defected to South Korea with his MiG-15 and was rewarded with US$100,000 by the U.S governement9 North Korea has a 99% literacy rate. Literacy is defined as individuals aged 15 and over who can read and write10 In the last 60 years, over 23,000 North Koreans have defected to South Korea. In the same period, only two South Koreans have gone north of the border

 

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