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Get A Rare Peek At Everyday Life In North Korea From A New Timelapse

Although we have a pretty good idea of what life is like in North Korea, most of what we actually see comes from carefully controlled images released by the government. “Enter Pyongyang” is an incredibly beautiful video that was shot by a Beijing-based tour company, and it might give us the most honest look yet at the North Korean capital.


Plan For Secret Satellite Receivers Wins Hackathon To Help North Korea

Cut off from outside communication and at the whim of a despotic political leader, the people of North Korea are in a bad place. The conditions in the country inspired the Human Rights Foundation to help North Koreans by holding a hackathon. And the winners came up with a clever plan to import satellites receivers to the Hermit Kingdom.


North Korea Launched A Bizarre New Cooking Website 'For Housewives'

Refusing to let little things like a lack of widespread internet/food access get in its way, everyone’s favourite warmongering-dictatorship-that-could has just launched its very own cooking website. Say hello to North Korea’s uncanny online food valley.


How North Korean Architects Imagine The Future Of Cities

Solar-powered factories, hovercraft apartments, glass towers topped with helipads: No, these are not concept drawings for EPCOT circa 1981. These are ideas for the future of North Korean cities, designed by North Korean architects in 2014.


North Korea Invented A Gatorade That's Made From Fungus

Once again, North Korea has positioned itself at the forefront of some of the greatest state-of-the-art, trailblazing, pseudo-scientific delusions the world has ever known. This time in the form of a fungus-based sports drink.


Discover The Secretive Pyongyang In This Exclusive GoPro Tour

Aram Pram — a Singapore-based virtual tour photographer — says that he got special permission from the North Korean government to produce this exclusive 22-minute GoPro tour of Pyongyang. After seeing the entire thing, it kind of looks like any nondescript city.


Hilarious Retro Game Lets You Play As Glorious Leader! Kim Jong-un

Behold the trailer for Glorious Leader! — a game that lets you play as Kim Jong-un battling against the forces of capitalism evil on foot or your trusty unicorn. You can be the Supreme Leader of North Korea himself and a friend can play with you as Dennis Rodman.


This Travel App Is The Closest You'll Ever Get To North Korea

North Korea is a weird place. It sounds a little insensitive to put it in such stark terms, but the arrival of the new North Korea Travel app — the first of its kind — offers a unique new perspective on the isolated country. The app is exactly what it sounds like: a travel guide that “allows users to explore the world’s most secretive nation at home, work, or on the go.” Sounds like fun, right?


South Korea Thinks It Found Two Crashed Drones From North Korea

On Wednesday, South Korean officials unveiled photos of two rudimentary drones that crashed over the border, on South Korean land, around the same time the country exchanged live fire with North Korea. And indeed they think it was the North Koreans who sent the drones — if you want to call them drones, that is.


North Korea's New Space Agency Logo Is A Space Age Throwback

North Korea’s space agency is celebrating its one-year anniversary with a new logo. And the Wall Street Journal fittingly describes its design in retro-futuristic terms: a “Jetsons-era throwback that captures the optimism of the Space Age.”