In recent times the world has increased the interest in “hermit Kingdom’ – North Korea. This is not surprising, because the country claims to be the most closed and very exotic, and the forbidden fruit is always sweet, according to Our planet. We present to your attention several interesting facts, which, we believe, little-known: North Korea is one of the most literate countries in the world: the average literacy rate in North Korea reaches 100%!
In the country allowed to wear a total of 28 government-approved hairstyles and haircuts
Girls are allowed to carry 14 different types of haircuts; married women are expected to wear a short haircut, and single women can grow my hair longer. Men are forbidden to grow their hair longer than 5 inches, while older people can afford hair length to 7 inches.
Annual spending of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il for a luxury cognac to 800 times the average annual income by country
The father of the current leader Kim Jong UN-Kim Jong-Il spent 700 thousand euros per year to buy cognac Hennessy. The average annual income in North Korea, estimated at 1 to 2 thousand dollars.
Moreover, the dictator was an avid movie buff, and his collection consisted of more than 20 thousand films
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Until the Olympic games in London, few days left, and many sports fans are already wondering which of the athletes will win and in what sports will set a new world record.
Did not escape Olympic fever and the experts Goldman Sachs, which is already know how many medals will receive a national team. In addition, they calculated the economic cons and pros from the Olympics…
According to the results of the 10 last Competitions the national team of the host country usually wins 54% more medals than in the years when she performs on the road.
So, Chinese athletes have won 100 medals in various samples in Beijing and slightly over 40 at the previous Olympics. The same situation with Australia: in Sydney in 2000, the host country has won nearly 60 medals, and only about 20 medals Australian athletes managed to get on other Games.
In that regard, Goldman Sachs predicts that at the London Olympics, the British athletes will receive 11 more medals than at the competition in Beijing, and, thus, will occupy 3-e a place in the team standings (after Americans and Chinese). The Bank also expects China this summer will receive 18 medals less than at home. By the way, Russia predict a 4th place team and 25 medals.
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Japan — one of the most mysterious countries of the world, and may not be on Earth no such place that can match her in the field of mystery and understatement. The land of the Rising Sun is famous for its poetry, painting, art. Remaining as one of the most developed in terms of technology, Japan has always attracted the gaze of tourists from all over the world. In many ways, the culture of the country completely unique and amazing, and was occupied for many centuries sovereignty has turned Japan into a kind of cradle, a treasure trove of unique Asian culture.
Holidays . note and respect in the country of the Rising Sun, cannot be counted. Each of them keeps its own history. Carefully observe the Japanese tradition, love and know how to arrange impressive in scale and beauty of the festive processions and parades.
Interestingly, any public holiday of Japan is called ” Matsuri “. There are the holidays celebrated throughout the country, there are those that are observed only in a separate area; the festivals of Japan is not only established national or state, but annual natural wonders: the flowering of chrysanthemums, cherry blossoms, Wisteria and much more.
Consider all the celebrations . traditionally celebrated in Japan it is impossible, therefore we will stop only on most interesting and remarkable.
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