30 Cool Korea Facts. - Random Facts

Published : 2014-12-20 (over 3 years Ago) - Last updated over 2 years Ago

30 Cool korea facts

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1. South Koreans have released an iPhone app that gives lonesome cell phone owners regular messages from a digital girlfriend named Mina.
2. 60% of South Korean families use professionals to find a name for their newborns.
3. South Koreans believe that unmarried women become Cheonyeo gwishin, or maiden ghosts — they never got a husband, so they haunt the living.
4. South Korea bans children aged under 16 from playing online games between midnight and 6AM under a so called "Cinderella Law."
5. North Korea has almost 3 million people at risk of starvation, while Kim Jong Un spent $500 million on yachts, parties, and food in 2012.
6. An Ohio man was detained in North Korea for nearly six months for leaving a Bible at a nightclub.
7. In South Korea, where great emphasis is placed on academic success, kids average 4.9 hours of sleep a night.
8. North Korea is actually more accessible to foreign journalists than Tibet is.
9. The Vietnam War cost the U.S. $2, 204 per person; the Korean War, $2, 266 per person; and World War II, $20, 388 per person.
10. North Korea is the only country that has been caught cheating at the International Mathematical Olympiad—twice.
11. At their current birth rate, there will be no South Koreans by 2750.
12. Kim Jong Il kidnapped a well respected movie director and forced him to make a North Korean Godzilla knock off called "Pulgasari."
13. North Korea uses a fax machine to send threats to South Korea.
14. The Korean version of "LOL" is "KKK."
15. Up until 2015, it was illegal to cheat on your spouse in South Korea and the crime was punishable with up to two years in prison.
16. North Korea holds "elections" every 5 years. There is only one candidate with "Yes" or "No" options. In 2009, 99% voted and 100% were "Yes".
17. North Koreans watched the FIFA 2014 World Cup on a 24 hour delay.
18. North Koreans who were not seen mourning over the death of Kim Jong Il were sent to concentration camps for 6 months.
19. Student loans have hit a record high of $1.2 trillion in the U.S — the same size as the entire economy of South Korea.
20. A theater manager in Seoul, Korea felt that The Sound of Music was too long, so he shortened it by cutting out all the songs.
21. South Koreans will be extinct by 2750 if their current birthrate continues.
22. North Korea has an autographed basketball from Michael Jordan given to Kim Jong Il.
23. Blue jeans are illegal in North Korea because they are a symbol of American imperialism.
24. South Koreans drink twice as much alcohol as Russians according to one study.
25. The North and South Korean armies choose their physically toughest looking soldiers to have "stare downs" across the Korean border.
26. North Korea hired Chinese actors to show up to the World Cup and cheer for their team in the stands.
27. There are only four TV stations in North Korea.
28. You can buy glow in the dark pet cats in South Korea.
29. In North Korea, the punishment for watching a Hollywood movie is public execution.
30. In North Korea it is the year 103, not 2014. This is because their calendar is based around the birth of Kim Il Sung.
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