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Did the North Korean government ever say that Kim Jong-il never defecated?

Recently, someone claimed while talking to me that North Korea said that Kim Jong-il never needed to poop. Is there any evidence that this claim is true, such as an Internet Archive page? I have ...
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Did President Obama state he was close to starting a war with North Korea?

President Trump said this in a press conference on Friday: I believe [President Obama] would have gone to war with North Korea. I think he was ready to go to war. In fact, he told me he was so ...
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Did Hillary Clinton say that North Korea requires experienced diplomats rather than tweets?

A meme has been making rounds on the internet recently with a quote attributed to Hillary Clinton: North Korea requires trained and experienced diplomats. Just sending out tweets won't work. ...
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Do North Korean soldiers eat their leaders' feces?

There was an article in the news recently about how a North Korean soldier who defected had an incredibly high rate of parasites. I heard a number of pundits, say the reason for this is that NK ...
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Is this a real photo of North Korean kids?

I've seen this image multiple times thrown around in social media. It purportedly shows malnourished kids in North Korea. I could not find a reputable source for this image using Google image search, ...
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Did the North Korean Navy sink the heavy cruiser U.S.S. Chicago by torpedo boat in 1950?

I am from an Eastern bloc nation. In my childhood I was taught that the North Korean Navy sunk the U.S. Navy heavy cruiser U.S.S. Chicago by torpedo boat in 1950. The teaching was such: On June ...
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Does Kim Jong Un listen to Katy Perry?

An interview I saw on YouTube of North Korea's Kim Jong Un and some American talk show host had him listening to an American singer named Katy Perry. Similarly, an article from The Diplomat says ...
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Did North Korea shoot two missiles over Japan?

How can I independently verify that a missile was launched by North Korea and that it flew over Japan? Background: I live in Japan and this morning Japanese and Western news were full of articles ...
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Is this an image of Kim Jong-un with a nuclear warhead?

In April 2016, the BBC News web-site published North Korea nuclear tests: what did they achieve?, which evaluated a March 2016 announcement that had made a nuclear warhead that would fit in a missile. ...
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Is Kim Jong UN a space alien according to new NASA evidence? [closed]

According to Sunday Sport newspapper (front page from 21st May 2017), based on recently leaked top secret documents and conclusion from a top NASA and Pentagon suggests that 'Kim is an ET sent as an "...
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Did General Curtis Lemay say that 20% of the North Korean population had been killed?

This tweet by Crimes of the US‏ attributes the following quote to General Curtis LeMay: "We burned down every town in North Korea... we killed off twenty percent of the population" - US General ...
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Did the United States reject an offer by North Korea to freeze their nuclear missile development?

In a recent interview, Noam Chomksy claims that the United States rejected an offer from North Korea and China that would have frozen the North Korean nuclear missile program in exchange for the ...
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Could North Korea sink the USS Carl Vinson? [closed]

North Korean state media said on Sunday the country's forces were "combat-ready to sink" the Carl Vinson. Is North Korea capable of sinking an aircraft carrier with a torpedo? They probably sank a ...
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Did Kim Jong-un order the partial evacuation of Pyongyang in North Korea? [closed]

Pravda.ru reported on April 12, 2017 that Pyongyang was being partially evacuated in fear of large-scale war with the USA: North Koreaт (sic) leader Kim Jong-un ordered 25 percent of Pyongyang ...
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Did Kim Jong Un have his Uncle's entire family executed?

Jang Song-thaek - Kim Jong Un's uncle who was executed in 2013. According to this article (Entire family of Kim Jong-Un's uncle executed in N. Korea), Kim Jong Un had all his blood relations killed. ...
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Does North Korea require entry visas for its own citizens?

According to this article, it does: https://www.nknews.org/2014/12/north-koreas-passports-and-how-they-use-them/ ... both citizens and foreigners need both an entry and an exit visa. Usually they ...
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Is owning a bible punishable by death in North Korea?

This article claims that people may be killed for owning a bible. How true is it?
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Is meth widely consumed in North Korea?

Just found this image on 9gag : "Offered as casually as a cup of tea" is not precise (is tea often consumed in North Korea?), so my question is: Is meth consumed more often in North Korea than in ...
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Was the North Korean leader, Kim Il-Sung, an imposter?

Some claim the founder of North Korea, Kim Il-Sung, was an imposter who adopted the name of another leader. Article from globalsecurity South Korea claims that the present-day ruler of North Korea ...
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Do North Korean men have to cut their hair like Kim Jong Un does?

I read on several websites that a recent law compels North Korean men to cut their hair like Kim Jong Un does. Where does this information come from? Is it reliable? Here is an example in Belgian ...
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Does North Korea propaganda falsely claim 2014 World Cup participation?

This video is being spread on Facebook. It purports to be a North Korean television segment that fraudulently tells the North Koreans that they are participating in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, and ...
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Does North Korea have the third highest IQ?

In the book IQ and the wealth of nations, the authors Lynn & Vanhanen published a list of measured average IQs for 81 countries (Table 6.1, base-lined on the UK), and another longer list (Table 6....
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Are there mobile phones in North Korea?

Is it true that there are no mobile phones in North Korea? I have heard opposing views saying that there is a working mobile network that many people use and views that say there isn't any of them in ...
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Does North Korea have largest special forces in the World?

One of the claims repeated very often lately is that North Korea has largest special forces in the World (such a claim can be found for example in "North Korea a country study" by Federal Research ...
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Has North Korea threatened a preemptive strike on the USA or its allies? [closed]

According to various news articles, such as this, North Korea is threatening to mercilessly attack the USA or it's allies. This is a quote from the article: "North Korea's supreme military command ...
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Do North Koreans resort to cannibalism?

There have been rumors that North Korea is famine-plagued to such an extent that people even resort to cannibalism. Reports from inside the secretive famine-hit pariah state, North Korea, claim a ...
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Does every North Korean home have a radio that can't be turned off?

VillageOfJoy claims that: 14 Interesting Facts about North Korea You can’t turn off the government radio installed in your home, only reduce the volume. [...] There are many of web-...
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Are North Korea launching satellites to provide cover for testing of long-range missile technology?

I see recently on the news that the US, Japan, and South Korea are opposed to North Korea's satellite launch because, they claim, it's a cover-up for testing long-range missile technology. From the ...