10 Mind Blowing facts, we bet you don’t know about North Korea
North Korea is making headlines in all over the world due to the supreme leader Kim Jong Un. Kim Jong-il’s family totally isolated North Korea from rest of the world. North Korea is still a mystery to the world. There’s is a lot of information and facts about the country on the internet.
Virallfeedmania has collected some mind-blowing facts about North Korea. Hope it will help you to the understand life of a North Korean.
1.Free Education and 99% literacy rate: In North Korea, you don’t have to pay for your education. The government takes care of that which increases the literacy rate. But students have to pay for their chairs, their desks they use and the heating fuel for winter classes.
2.Two-hour lunch break: While in all over the world, employers are trying to decrease the lunchtime, Koreans get 2 hours for lunch break.
3.No Pollution: The Air of North Korea is clean. Only Military and Government officials can own cars This is the reason that there is zero pollution. So fewer cars mean less pollution and almost no traffic.
4.Capital city Pyongyang only for Rich: While the governments of all the countries are busy in getting rid of discrimination and promoting equality, North Korea government decides who will live in the capital city Pyongyang. The capital is reserved for the people who are the most successful, more loyal and who holds a disproportionate amount of wealth, political power, privilege, in a society.
5.No TV and Internet: Internet is not available for all the citizens of North Korea. Only a few elites(highly privileged) can access internal network, called Kwangmyong, which features 1,000 to 5,500 government-approved websites.
There are only 3 major TV channels which are under the control of the government.
6.Backout at night: If you see satellite images of Asia at night, you can’t find North Korea due to no electrical power available at night. Furthermore most citizens get only a few hours electricity per day. Only capital city Pyongyang owns the electricity at night.
7.Beautiful landscapes and countrysides: There is no industrialization and no pollution. That’s why North Korea’s natural beauty is still untouched. The Capital Pyongyang and surroundings are also gorgeous.
8.It is Year 107, not 2018: North Korea has their own calendar which is based on their late leader Kim Il-Sung’s Date of Birth: 15 April 1912. Is that wired to you? Then you should also know that N Korea has its own time zone, called Pyongyang time.
9. Haircuts: There are 28 government-approved haircuts that citizens must choose from. Married women have more choices than unmarried, Single women only cut their hair short. Even though coloring hair is also illegal.
10.No to Denim: In N. Korea wearing denim is a crime because denim represents enemy America. According to source government also control the fashion and forced to people, a certain type of clothes, which are close to Korean culture.
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