So, pretend that you're North Korea: an aggressive state with a million landmine restraining order against you, but you really, really want to get back with South Korea. You've already ruled out the comically large slingshot. So you decide to tunnel underneath the DMZ.
But then you get caught. Plus, they find a banner in the tunnel that says "Down with American Imperialists," so you can't blame it on crab people.
A) Deny everything, or
B) Own up to it, laugh in an unsettling way and say that the next time, you're coming back with your spider cannon?
If you picked either of the above, it's probably because your brain doesn't suffer from horrible malnutrition. But you're North Korea, so the answer is:
C) Claim that the tunnel was a coal mine. A coal mine that happened to have a banner in it.
Bonus! The link includes some clips from a North Korean Godzilla movie.
Considering North Korea is still *Korea* this seemed appropriate.
Since thinking about the situation with North Korea with make your head explode, it's either that, or laugh at them. Korea on a whole is pretty strange, but when it's rule by a short, megalomanic with a short temper? Oh boy.
What they need are more 꽃미남 in their country. That brightens everyones' day!
Scientists at Seoul National University say they fed an extract of kimchi to 13 infected chickens - and a week later 11 of them had started recovering.
The researchers said the results were far from scientifically proven and if kimchi did have the effects they observed, it was unclear why.
South Koreans are reported to be eating more kimchi as a result of the study.
"I'm eating kimchi these days because I've heard in the media that it helps prevent bird flu infections," one man said.
Love it or loathe it, once you have eaten it, you will never forget it. Kimchi is made by fermenting cabbage with red peppers, radishes and a lot of garlic and ginger.
The idea that it could help poultry to fight off bird flu sounds like a dubious folk remedy.
But the theory is being floated by some of Korea's most eminent scientists.
"We found that the chickens recovered from bird flu, Newcastle disease and bronchitis. The birds' death rate fell, they were livelier and their stools became normal," said Professor Kang Sa-ouk.
There was an increase in kimchi consumption two years ago, when thousands of people in Asia contracted Sars (severe acute respiratory syndrome).
Kimchi was reported to have helped to prevent Sars. The claim was never scientifically proven, but according to some Koreans, people in other countries followed their example and started eating kimchi.
"After the Sars outbreak, I went to China and I noticed that the Korean restaurants there sold most of the kimchi they'd made that day," a Korean man said.
So one of Korea's national specialities may soon find a much bigger market. Whether it really is an effective remedy, only time and more research will tell.http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/4