This photo released in a North Korean magazine shows the country's beautiful beaches. And if you think the North Korean people are too poor and overworked to take some time out for a vacation, then prepare to be proven wrong. Not only are people vacationing...they're vacationing in four identical spots at the same time!
2. Kim Jong-un Climbed the Country's Highest Mountain
Yes, when we look at Kim Jong-un, the first word we all think of is athlete. That's why it made total sense when the hermit kingdom claimed that Mr. Kim scaled the9,022-foot Mount Paektu all by himself. He's so good at mountain climbing, in fact, that he didn't even get his coat dirty. What a dreamboat!
This one is totally true. According to a writer who took a tour of North Korea, when asked about the country's Internet restrictions, they were actually told it's because "the government is concerned that people would see things that would make them feel unfairly critical toward the West, and the government would like to protect the West's reputation by preventing the people from going on the internet (sic)."
So, there you have it, folks. North Korea restricts its people from freely accessing information in order to do you a solid. You're welcome.
All children are told in their schoolbooks that their dear leader was driving cars while he was still in diapers, and "at the age of nine, Kim Jong-un raced the chief executive of a foreign yacht company, who was visiting North Korea."
This one actually sounds pretty believable. After all, would you be brave enough to tellKim Jong-il's kid that he can't take the Maserati for a spin?
What? Kim and his advisers look like that all the time...just sorta floating over the ground with no depth and inconsistent light sources. They certainly weren't edited into this photo after the fact, if that's what you're implying.
9. They Danced in the Street After Voting in Democratic Elections
Face the facts, sheeple: Any talk of a North Korean famine is so totally untrue. Just look at this photo of one of their bakeries. Not only do they have tons of bread, but their bread is capable of duplicating itself. As a Westerner, I can barely hide my great shame.
I don't know why the Telegraph is claiming this picture is Photoshopped. It makes perfect sense to me that your country's leader would stand dangerously close to a missile launch and point toward it, as if to say, "Look at that. It's a missile."