North Korea's New Space Agency Logo Looks Awfully Familiar

To mark the one-year anniversary of its space program, North Korea has released a new logo for its National Aerospace Development Administration (NADA), and it looks unabashedly like NASA's iconic emblem — right down to the blue globe, lettering, and swooshed ring. » 4/02/14 7:20am 4/02/14 7:20am

Instagram Photos Give A Rare Look At Life Inside North Korea

North Korea remains a grim enigma — a lone totalitarian state that few outsiders manage to visit. We glimpse military parades and marvel at the colorful propaganda, but we seldom get much of a sense of what it's like to live there. But these Instagram photos give a remarkably vivid look at ordinary life in North Korea. » 3/26/14 3:50pm 3/26/14 3:50pm

Batman's foes grace these defaced North Korean dollar bills

German artist Aslan Malik put paint to US dollar bills to create his presidential Justice League series. Now he's used a similar technique, but a different currency, for some of DC's villains. His Injustice League of North Korea uses won notes as a canvas for Gotham's most notorious villains. » 5/04/13 5:00pm 5/04/13 5:00pm

North Korea blows up the U.S. Capitol building in this latest batshit…

North Korea, in a hilariously absurd act of chest pounding fury, has released a four-minute propaganda clip depicting the White House under attack. Entitled, "Firestorms Will Rain on the Headquarters of War," the video is yet another example of the disturbing — and seemingly inexplicable — rhetoric that's suddenly… » 3/21/13 11:19am 3/21/13 11:19am

Odd Snapshots of Everyday Life in North Korea

From the outside, the closed nation of North Korea remains a mystery. But in the few glimpses we get of life inside the country, there's a kind of poignancy to how humble and ordinary daily life really is for most of its people. Here are a few images and facts of North Korean life that are both odd and surprising. » 2/19/13 4:43pm 2/19/13 4:43pm

No, the North Korean government did not claim it found evidence of…

Yesterday, we wrote about a story that's been making the rounds across the blogosphere: that North Korea discovered the lair of a Kirin (or Qilin), a mythical creature often associated with the Western unicorn. However, while North Korea's claim is about a place called Kiringul, which translates to "Kirin's Grotto," the… » 12/01/12 1:00pm 12/01/12 1:00pm

In news that is indisputably, 100% true, North Korea found a "unicorn…

People give North Korea a hard time, mostly because its ruler is a lunatic whose people live in poverty while enduring countless human rights violations. But has anyone ever stopped and considered that maybe that's how a divine creator might want things to be? Because otherwise, why would he/she/it put the world's… » 11/30/12 6:30pm 11/30/12 6:30pm

10 Fun Ways to Euthanize Yourself

Suppose you've been given a few weeks to live, but you've decided you don't want to spend your last days in a hospital bed. What if you decide, "Today is a good day to die," in a suitably stentorian Klingon voice? And you want a method of self-annihilation that's both interesting and nearly pain-free? » 7/02/12 10:16am 7/02/12 10:16am

Ride a jet-mounted pegasus in the anime adventures of Kim Jong Un

The official North Korean press may consider themselves masters of propaganda, but if they truly want to win the hearts and minds of the next generation, why not create an anime starring their heroic supreme leader, Kim Jong Un? College Humor creates the ultimate Kim Jong Il propaganda video. Why give your supreme… » 3/17/12 1:30pm 3/17/12 1:30pm

Supernatural flock of birds mourn dead North Korean despot Kim Jong-Il

As if the synchronized weeping and lachrymose snowstorms weren't enough, North Korean state news is now reporting that divinely anointed flocks of magpies have been flocking to a monument of Kim Jong-Il's father, Kim Il-sung. On December 18, a few dozen magpies landed near a memorial statue in Unsan county and just… » 12/28/11 6:15am 12/28/11 6:15am