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Source : 지식의 수집광 (Korean Blog)
|The little tank thing on the back of the truck is the wood-burning steam engine.|
|Hyunbin from Secret Garden|
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Kim Yong, Chairman of Sub-constituency No. 93 of Constituency No. 57 in Pyongyang, told KCNA that the election is an important occasion. "The election is of weighty significance as it is being held when all the Korean people have turned out in the effort to glorify the 100 year history of Kim Il Sung's Korea," Kim Yong said, referring to the former North Korean leader who was born in 1912 and led the country since its founding in 1948 until his death in 1994.
|That's the one, in 2009.|
The pyramid-shaped hotel, the largest structure in North Korea and one of the tallest hotels in the world, will open in 2012, 33 years after it was originally set to accept guests.Now, the hotel looks a lot less horrifying :
Construction on the project was stalled for 15 years until 2008, when Egyptian conglomerate Orascom committed $400 million to finishing it, Architizer reported.
The tower's sleek and shiny facade was finally completed this year.
The hotel, which has more than 3,000 rooms, will reportedly have five revolving restaurants. It is the only hotel in the world with more than 100 stories (source)
|The poster reads : EVERYBODY VOTE YES|
|If the two Korea reunite, or North Korea opens up, |
Pyongyang will make a great movie set for future dystopia movies...
|Korean War Memorial in Washington D.C.|
On Feb. 12, 1951, Kubic was assigned to the 2nd Infantry Division in South Korea, when his division came under attack near Hoengsong. Following the battle, Kubic was reported missing in action, authorities said.The beloved soldier unfortunately couldn't come home alive, but his legacy did. It's good to know that the US military is doing their best to honor the veterans from more than half a century ago. Private First Class Kubic, we thank you.
In the early 1990s, North Korean forces gave the United States 208 boxes believed to contain the remains of up to 400 U.S. servicemen, the department said.
Scientists from the Armed Forces DNA Identification Laboratory used mitochondrial DNA to match Kubic's remains with his sister, Elizabeth A. Keileher of Massapequa, N.Y., authorities said. Kubic's military identification tags were included with the boxes of remains handed over to the United States, officials said.
Seventeen people performing a vigorous Tae Bo workout caused tremors that forced the evacuation of a South Korean skyscraper earlier this month, the building's owners say.Alright, a couple things, besides the obvious that they should build stronger buildings that can withstand physical shock and whatnot. (Earthquakes rarely happen in the Korean peninsula. When they do, they're always really minor... which is why most buildings in Korea have more lenient building standards than say, California.)
Prime Group, owner of the 39-story TechnoMart commercial-residential high-rise in Seoul, said 17 middle-aged people were working out to the pop song "The Power" by Snap on July 5 when their movements set the upper floors of the tower shaking for 10 minutes.
|No, this is NOT North Korea. Hello Los Angeles.|
|Source : ABC|
The capital of North Korea has been previously best known for its gastronomic delicacy of cold noodles in broth – slyly called Pyongyang deoldeori, which translates to "shivering in Pyongyang."
|Col. Daniel D. Yoo|
Where would you find a newspaper with virtually no mistake, no typo, no misplacement?
Of course, nobody in the world reads every single newspaper in the world, and I don't either... but if I were to answer, I would say North Korea.
|This looks like a public newspaper in a subway station in North Korea|
FIFA has already met with a North Korean delegation and heard arguments that the steroids were accidentally taken with traditional Chinese medicines based on musk deer glands to treat players who had been struck by lightning on June 8 during a training camp in North Korea.
The gland in question comes from musk deer living in a large swathe of Asia from Siberia to North Korea. The hairy 4-centimeter gland is usually cut open to extract a liquid that is used for medical purposes.Understandably, he FIFA officials are having a hard time with this case. Apparently this is the first time a hair-deer-sack doping case has ever happened to the organization. Also, the circumstances surrounding this doping case and the lightening strikes that apparently sent "more than 5 players to hospital" are also very hairy. Ahem. Read more about it here. North Korea Doping Scandal: 3 More Players Test Positive For Steroids At Women's World Cup
|Official North Korean portrait of Kim Il-Sung|
|In reality, he looked more like this|
|Ri Myung Hun, 7 feet 8.5 inches. No joke.|
Chinese media have reported that the country even developed its own scoring system, with three points for a dunk, four points for a three-pointer that does not touch the rim and eight points for a basket scored in the final three seconds. Miss a free throw, and it's minus one.Oh, and did you also know that the first Asian to almost play in the NBA was North Korean? His name is Ri Myung Hun, and he was 7 feet 8.5 inches tall. He was planning to play in the NBA during the 1990s until the State Department shot it down. Take that, Yao Ming.
Defenders Song Jong Sun and Jong Pok Sim tested positive after North Korea's first two group games and were suspended for Wednesday's match against Colombia that ended in a 0-0 draw. Both teams were eliminated.According to FIFA's doping test rules, the rest of the team will be tested as well. It'll be interesting to see how this will turn out.
|As you might expect, it starts with "The Great Dear Leader Kim Jong-Il..."|
|Excuse my TERRIBLE image editing skill. I'm really not cut out for this kinda work...|
but at least you can tell which one's which.
|That's President Lee Myung-Bak, president of South Korea|
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|A screenshot from the appstore|
Cross the border and explore the most secretive country on Earth.
In the era of satellites, the Internet, CNN and YouTube, it is still hard to even imagine what North Korea looks like.
This is the country with the fourth-largest army in the world, a ubiquitous cult of the personality for its Great and Dear Leaders, mass games (Arirang) with over 100,000 performers, amazingly empty large roads and a national airport offering only one international flight, on certain days.
Eric Lafforgue’s amazing photographic work tells the story with his unique style blending art and realism.
See it for yourself now.This application is FREE! So there is no risk in check it out. This app actually has very decent and positive reviews (34 reviews and 4.5 star rating), so it looks hopeful.