Tuesday, April 30, 2013

7 Things North Korea Is Really Good At

Hey, even a basket case is good at something.  

In the spirit of Ben Smith's "11 BuzzFeed Lists That Explain the World" for the May/June 2013 issue of Foreign Policy, the FP staff decided to look at the world through BuzzFeed's eyes for a day. For more, check out 14 Hairless Cats That Look Like Vladimir Putin, 9 Disturbingly Good Jihadi Raps, 36 Mustaches That Explain Why There's No Peace in the Middle East, and 1 Pentagon Weapons System That Was on Time and Under Budget.

1. Building tunnels

Twelve million North Koreans live in extreme poverty, but the country's citizens are very good at building underground tunnels. In fact, the Hermit Kingdom built a massive network of clandestine tunnels unlike any other in the world. Designed as a means to mount a massive military invasion from the north, the tunnels are "large enough to shuttle through an entire military division per hour," according to Popular Mechanics. GlobalSecurity.org estimates that Pyongyang has built up to 20 tunnels that snake through the Demilitarized Zone.
For the rest of the story: http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2013/04/29/7_things_north_korea_is_really_good_at

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