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Kim Jung Il was not only a master of propaganda, but he also had some strange habits and suffers from insecurity, delusion and severe OCD. Here are 10 interesting funny facts about Kim Jong Il. These facts are a mixture of propaganda facts (first 5 facts) and 5 real confirmed facts.
Kim Jong Il crazy funny Propaganda fact #1 – Supernatural birth
If we have to believe the official North Korean historical literature, then Kim Jong Il was born in a cabin inside a secret base which was situated on Mt. Paekdu, the most sacred mountain of North Korea.
The story tells that at the time of his birth, a shiny bright star lit up the sky, the seasons spontaneously changed from winter to spring, and rainbows appeared out of nowhere.
Of course this contradicts the facts we know from Western accounts of his birth. According to these accounts Kim Jong Il was born in a guerilla camp somewhere in Russia, while his father was on the run from the Japanese..
Kim Jong Il crazy funny Propaganda fact #2 – Fashion trendsetter
The North Korean newspaper Rodong Sinmun repeatedly wrote about the fact that Kim Jong Ils fashion style had become a global phenomenon. Apparently the look of his zipped up khaki tunics with matching pants had been adapted as a fashion trend around the world. The paper also pointed out that the oversized shades that Kim Jung Il always wears, was a big hit with the women in Hollywood.
Kim Jong Il crazy funny Propaganda fact #3 – The world loves him
The state-run media claimed that Kimg Jong Il is the most prominent statesman in the present world. Not only this, but all people in countries across the whole planet celebrate his birthday with films and festivals.
Kim Jong Il crazy funny Propaganda fact #4 – Kim Jong Il invented the hamburger
Since any American influences have long since been banned in his tiny communist country, Kim Jong Il had no choice but to create some new non-Western food by himself. North Korean newspaper Minju Joson reported that Kim Jong Il invented a new sandwich called “double bread with meat” in an attempt to provide “quality” food to university students. He then built a plant capable of mass hamburger production to feed his students and teachers, despite the fact that the majority of his citizens battle famine on a daily basis.
Kim Jong Il crazy funny Propaganda fact #5 – The best golfer in history
Pyongyang media reported in 1994 that Kim Jong Il played 38 shots under par on an official 18 hole golf course, making 5 holes in one in doing so! That score would be the best in history as it is 25 shots better than the best round ever played. Of course they made it even more amazing (crazy?!) by stating that it was his first time ever he played golf.
Kim Jong Il crazy funny True fact #1 – afraid for addiction
When Kim Jong Il once was injured by falling off his horse, he was afraid of becoming addicted to the painkillers his doctors prescribed him. So he had members of his administrative staff injected daily with the same dosages he had to take. He did this so he wouldn?t be the only one hooked on the drug.
He even let the horse and his dogs take the medication!
Kim Jong Il crazy funny True fact #2 – crazy about movies
He kidnapped two film directors from South Korea to create movies for him.
Kim Jong Il was apparently not pleased with the quality of the film directors of his own country, and had two film makers kidnapped from South Korea.
They were forced to create numerous movies, amongst which the communist propaganda version of Godzilla; Pulgasari.
Kim Jong Il crazy (not so) funny True fact #3 – deporting disabled
He had disabled and short people deported from his capital. In preparation for the World Festival of Youth and Students in 1989, Kim Jong Il had disabled residents removed from Pyongyang. The government also distributed pamphlets advertising a wonder drug that would increase the height of short people. Those who responded to the pamphlets were sent away to different uninhabited islands along with the disabled in an attempt to rid the next generation of their supposedly substandard genes.
Kim Jong Il crazy funny True fact #4 – The Great Drinker
Kim Jong Il was the biggest buyer of Hennessy (cognac).
For a few years in the early 1990s, it was confirmed by Hennessy that Kim Jong Il was it?s best customer, spending about $600,000 to $850,000 annually on the liquor. He is partial to the Paradis cognac, which can sell for over $700 per bottle.
To put this in perspective; the average North Korean makes about $1000 per year.
Kim Jong Il crazy funny True fact #5 – The City of Dreams
He maintained a city that was build just for show.
Kijong-Dong is a city that was originally built in the 50s by Kim Jong Il?s father just for propagande. It was situated right on the border with South Korea, to display the North?s superiority to the South and also to encourage people to defect. The city has no real people living in it, but an real effort has been put in to simulate a functioning city, including lights on set timers, and street sweepers to create the illusion of activity. The use of modern telescopes has revealed that the units lack window glass, and some buildings are just concrete shells that don?t even have interior rooms. The city also houses the world?s largest flagpole, complete with a 300lb. North Korean flag.