20 Bizarre Facts About North Korea



Kim Jong-il’s Body Is An Attraction

When the former leader passed away, his body was preserved and put into a glass coffin and displayed for anyone to see. Tourists and citizens of North Korea visit the site daily. It is actually their most popular attraction.

They Have The World’s Largest Stadium

North Korea has the largest stadium in the world. It can hold over 150,000 people.

Their Basketball Games Are Weird

Basketball in North Korea has different rules than the rest of the world. This includes a shot called a “four-pointer” (if the ball doesn’t touch the rim when you throw a three pointer), and apparently you get deducted points if you miss a free throw.

Their Punishment Is Weird

North Korea has a “three generations of punishment” rule. If a person does something wrong, it will affect their family for three generations.