Monday 9 December 2019

Now Kim Jong-un 'invents hangover-free alcohol'

Kim Jong-un learned to drive at three, state media claims (Reuters)
Kim Jong-un learned to drive at three, state media claims (Reuters)

James Rothwell

He claims to have already cured cancer, Aids and Ebola with a miracle drug produced from ginseng root.

Now Kim Jong-un has reportedly scaled new heights of scientific greatness with his latest invention - a special blend of liquor which doesn't give you a hangover.

According to the state-owned newspaper 'Pyongyang Times', the North Korean leader oversaw the production of an alcoholic drink which is infused with ginseng root.

The recipe replaces sugar with burnt rice, allegedly eliminating the liquor's bitter taste along with any risks of a hangover.

The drink "is suave and causes no hangovers", the 'Pyongyang Times' reported.

Its article was entitled "Liquor wins quality medal for preserving national smack."

Named Koryo Liquor, the beverage was produced at the Taedonggang Foodstuff Factory, which has devoted years to concocting the perfect alcoholic drink, according to the 'Pyongyang Times'.

"Koryo Liquor, which is made of six-year-old Kaesong Koryo insam, known as being highest in medicinal effect, and the scorched rice, is highly appreciated by experts and lovers as it is suave and causes no hangover," the article claims.

Elixir Korean Central News Agency also referred to the drink as "the elixir of life".

Among the many far-fetched claims made about North Korea's young leader are that he was a child prodigy who could drive at just three years old, according to North Korea's media and school curriculum.

And at nine, the future leader was winning yachting races, pupils are told.

In 2012, China's Communist Party's online newspaper fell for a report on the satirical website 'The Onion' naming the North Korean dictator as the "Sexiest Man Alive".

And in 2014, Kim Jong-un's rumoured bout of ill-health was widely attributed to an avid fondness for Emmental cheese.

He reportedly grew to love it while studying in Switzerland and "gorged on the cheese so much that he has ballooned in size and is now walking with a limp", according to tabloid reports. (© Daily Telegraph, London)

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