Random  | Best Random Tools

  • They Kidnapped a South Korean Director to Make a North Korean Godzilla on Random Weird North Korea Stories That Are 100% Tru

    (#7) They Kidnapped a South Korean Director to Make a North Korean Godzilla

    Shin Sang-ok was a major name in the South Korean film industry, directing dozens of films. He was lured to Hong Kong in 1976 and kidnapped by North Korean agents. Over the next five years he was held in relative comfort while being brainwashed. In 1983, he was finally brought to meet Kim-Jong Il - and learned his ex-wife had been kidnapped as well.

    The couple was remarried, and Shin went on to direct the "socialist Godzilla" monster movie Pulgasari. Shin and Choi escaped North Korean control in 1986, and he emigrated to Hollywood soon after. Shin is one of countless South Koreans and Japanese kidnapped by the Kim family over the past few decades.
  • They Built a Giant Luxury Hotel and Never Opened It on Random Weird North Korea Stories That Are 100% Tru

    (#10) They Built a Giant Luxury Hotel and Never Opened It

    North Korea is all about appearances. How do you make it appear your country is way more prosperous than it really is? Build a huge luxury hotel in your capital that nobody can miss. Shaped like a giant rocket, the Ryugyong Hotel has 105 stories, is the 49th tallest building in the world, would have anywhere between three to seven thousand rooms, and five revolving restaurants.

    But it's never had a guest stay in it, because it was never finished. Economic problems caused by the fall of the Soviet Union, combined with a complete lack of funds, left the tower unfinished. It sat as a concrete shell for over a decade, and rumors abounded of the concrete being shoddy and the elevators crooked. Construction has started and stopped several times, and it's currently being re-purposed into a "mixed-use" building.
  • They Take American Tourists to a Museum Extoling the Virtues of Dead Americans on Random Weird North Korea Stories That Are 100% Tru

    (#12) They Take American Tourists to a Museum Extoling the Virtues of Dead Americans

    The "Victorious Fatherland Liberation War Museum" is a hub of North Korean tourism, and numerous American tourists have been taken there. This is ironic, given that it's essentially a celebration of killing US troops.

    A gigantic Pyongyang monument to the DPRK "victory" over the corrupt UN in 1953 (which never actually happened), the museum bursts at the seams with war ephemera, including captured American guns, pieces of shot down planes and knocked out tanks, statues, and a captured US ship.

    A DPRK soldier acts as a guide, pumping out regime propaganda about evil westerners. Most disturbingly, it's full of rooms of life-size murals and dioramas showing heaps of dead Americans being eaten by vultures. Again, all of this is gleefully shown to Americans, without a thought to hurt feelings.
  • Schools Are Filled with Incredibly Violent Propaganda on Random Weird North Korea Stories That Are 100% Tru

    (#4) Schools Are Filled with Incredibly Violent Propaganda

    North Korean tourists tell of the omnipresence of propaganda. From giant statutes to tiny red pins worn by Pyongyang residents, images of the Kim family and their glory are everywhere. The propaganda is especially virulent in schools, which are tasked with molding young minds to the North Korean philosophy of self-reliance.

    How do they do this? Through murals on the walls, some of which are of the standard scenes of the Dear Leader frolicking with his happy people. But others show insanely graphic war scenes, painting everything from adorable cartoon children killing US soldiers to fully realized adults standing victorious over heaps of bloody bodies.
  • They Attacked South Korea with Poop Balloons on Random Weird North Korea Stories That Are 100% Tru

    (#1) They Attacked South Korea with Poop Balloons

    The 2016 "hydrogen bomb" test by North Korea prompted a salvo of propaganda balloons floated over the DMZ by the South. The North responded with their own fusillade of balloons, but these weren't filled with just propaganda, but with garbage. As in actual garbage, including cigarette butts and used toilet paper.

    When they popped over South Korea, their human waste-covered messaged floated down to earth. South Korean authorities were concerned it was some sort of biomedical attack, but it turned out to just be crappy propaganda.
  • They Have an Official Website - And It's Not in Korean on Random Weird North Korea Stories That Are 100% Tru

    (#15) They Have an Official Website - And It's Not in Korean

    Keeping up the facade of being a shining beacon of freedom, North Korea's website has pictures of monuments, gleaming new construction, sections about tourism and business - and no Korean language anywhere. The site is clearly meant for foreigners, as North Korea does not have the Internet, only a crude intranet.

    Incidentally, the website is full of the standard North Korean propaganda the country boasts, including references to glorious victory in the Korean War (which ended in a draw), aggressive US ships, and the heroic soldiers of the country. Naturally, there are no references anywhere to "North Korea" - only Korea.

New Random Displays    Display All By Ranking

About This Tool

North Korea is still a country with a relatively closed regime. For decades, it has seldom interacted with other countries. The outside world knows little about it, people can only speculate based on various public news reports or the observations of a few travelers. Even travelers cannot communicate with too many locals, foreign tourists come into contact with are mainly tour guides, drivers and hotel attendants, etc.

Do you want to travel to North Korea one day? It is a chance to know some weird truths about North Korea, the random tool collected these 16 stories from the Internet.

Our data comes from Ranker, If you want to participate in the ranking of items displayed on this page, please click here.

Copyright © 2024 BestRandoms.com All rights reserved.