by Simon Black
All governments make absurd claims. But North Korea definitely wins the award for the most comical.
Kim Jong-Il, North Korea’s “Dear Leader” from 1997 through 2011, had some priceless gems, including:
- He never once in his life needed to urinate or defecate
- He wrote over 1,500 books for North Korea’s universities
- He could control the weather with his mind, making rain or shine as his mood suited
- He learned to walk at the age of 3 weeks, and talk at the age of 8 weeks
And my favorite (this one is actually true)– Kim Jong-Il once kidnapped two South Korean film directors and forced them to remake a version of Godzilla in North Korea.