Last month it was widely reported that a mad fat egomaniac dictator with daft hair shook hands with a mad fat egomaniac dictator with daft hair, so I thought we could take a look at Ron Crumps newest bezzie. Perhaps dictator is a bit unfair, North Korea does hold elections though the ballots only have one option on them, so votes swing, you guessed it, 100% for the leader.
Their calendar is based on Kim Il-Sung’s date of birth 15 April 1912, so we are now in the year 106, they have also created their own time zone, called Pyongyang Time, named after the North Korean capital, which is 30 minutes behind South Korea and Japan.
As well as running the country, haircuts are also approved by the supreme leader Kim Jong-Un.There are 28 styles of approved haircuts from which to choose 10 for men while women have 18 different options.
Talking of keeping it in the family if one person violates a law or is sent to prison camp, it affects their whole family. Grandparents, parents, and children of the offender are sent to work with them.
History tells us that only two South Koreans have moved to North Korea, while more than 23,000 North Koreans have headed south in search of a better hairstyle…
Kim Jong Il, the father of Kim Jong Un, reportedly spent £700,000 on Hennessy cognac each year that’s about 500 times the average North Korean’s annual income.
So who pays for this plus the upkeep of their 1.2 million strong army ? Well, North Koreans work six days a week, with the seventh spent doing ‘enforced’ voluntary work. In addition their reputation as best in the world for producing fake bank notes with an estimated $250 million of counterfeit $100 dollar bills helping to balance the budget.