Here are a few items from a list of top 10 crazy "Facts" about Kim Jong Il.
9. Fashion Forward
The “Fact”: He is a fashion trendsetter
According to North Korea’s newspaper Rodong Sinmun, Kim Jong Il’s iconic style has become a global phenomenon. The inspired look of his zipped up
khaki tunics with matching pants has been spreading across the world, an obvious testament to his outstanding image and influence. The paper didn’t
mention the popularity of the 4 inch platform shoes Kim wears, but his oversized shades definitely seem to be a big hit with the women of
The Fact: If he gets addicted to a drug, everyone else does too
According to a book written by one of Kim Jong Il’s ex-staff members, he was once injured by falling off his horse when it slipped on loose rocks.
He was afraid of becoming addicted to the painkillers that 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.
2. Great Booze
The Fact: At one time was the world’s biggest buyer of Hennessy
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. In comparison, the average North Korean makes
about $1000 per year.
1.) City of Dreams
The Fact: He maintains a city that was built just to be looked at
Kijong-Dong is a propaganda city that was originally built in the 1950s by Kim Jong Il’s father right on the border, this was to display the
North’s superiority to the South and also to encourage people to defect. It has no actual residents, but an extensive effort has been put forth to
simulate a functioning city, including lights on set timers, and street sweepers to create an 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.
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