10 Bizarre Facts About North Korea

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10Kim Jong Il Hated Flying

Matt Weber: August 20, 2013 | 92,479 views
One of the better know facts about the deceased former leader of North Korea, Kim was reportedly so afraid of flying that the only way he would travel about the country was through 6 custom made armored trains, with around 20 different stations built specifically for him. Each train was lavishly built, with conference rooms, bedrooms, flat screen TVs, satellite phone links, and much more. He also reportedly had live lobster and cognac airlifted to the train every day, which he ate with silver chopsticks. It may seem extravagant for a Hollywood star, but keep in mind this is a country where children grow up eating bark off of trees.[Source]

9Kim Jong Ils official biography

The craziness doesn’t stop there for Kim. While he was ruler, the government released an “official biography” of Kim Jong-Il’s life, reminding the world of his god-like status. According to the government, Kim was born on Mount Paektu under a double rainbow as a new star appeared in the sky. He learned to walk at 3 weeks old and corrected junior high teachers during history lessons. He has written over 1500 books and is an expert on cinema. He shot a 38 under par on the nation’s only golf course, after which he retired from the sport as he couldn’t get any better. He also has the ability to control the weather by his moods. It sure would be great to have a person like that leading our country, except he also might have murdered his 5 year old brother… [Source]
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