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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The samurai class, including their wives and children, never exceeded 5% of the population. A geisha, even in the best years was not more than 70 thousand is now about two thousand. A hundred million Japanese…
Myth 2. Geisha – the oldest profession in Japan.
Twice not. Geisha – dancer and conversationalist, experienced geisha – the therapist and Confessor, but sex in their profession were not included and is not included. Only in personal life except that! Since the advent of the profession of the geisha they were forbidden by law to provide sexual services for money. The first geisha appeared in the eighteenth century, so in the literal sense, not the oldest profession.
Myth 3. Japanese women bandaged leg, so they are not grown.
Never. Did Chinese women.
Myth 4. In today’s Japan, kimono are no longer worn.
In ordinary life – alas, it’s true. But all the holidays put on still. By the way, kimono – a thing not cheap. Women’s apparel could easily be more than 300 000 rubles, and a complete set together with the bottom of the kimono, shoes and accessories worth more than 600 000.
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