Kim Jong-un is a North Korean politician serving as Supreme Leader of North Korea since 2011 and the leader of the Workers’ Party of Korea since 2012. It’s very difficult to get any information on his personal life considering the restriction they have on media, we have tried listing out top 10 strange facts about Kim Jong-Un in this article.
10 strange facts about Kim Jong-Un:
1. He has three date of birth!
It could be the most strange facts that Kim has 3 date of birth as per different official records.
I,e. 8 January 1982 as per North Korean records, 8 January 1983 as per South Korean records and 8 January 1984 as per American records. It is still an unknown fact that which year he actually born.
2. Kim has many official titles:
The Supreme Leader of North Korea, has many titles other than “The Main Leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, the Leader of the Party, and the People.” They are:
“The New Start”
“The Brilliant Comrade”
“The Genius Among Others”
“The Marshall of North Korea” (since 2012)
Besides, this man has a degree in physics from the University of Kim Il-sung and a degree in economics from the private University HELP in Malaysia.
3. He was educated in Switzerland under a different name:
Reports says that Kim Jong-un attended the private English-language International School in Gümligen in Switzerland under the name “Chol-pak” or “Pak-chol” from 1993 to 1998. He was described as shy, a good student who got along well with his classmates.
4. A big basketball fan:
Yes! You read it right! Kim was a big fan of Basketball. In fact, Kim Jong Un’s father Kim Jong Il was also a fan of basketball and requested that the U.S. send Michael Jordan to North Korea.
Kim Jong Un forged a friendship with NBA pro Dennis Rodman, of the Chicago Bulls, his favorite team. Rodman has visited Pyongyang and brought three Harlem Globetrotters with him in March 2013 and went on to help train a national team. And while cultural exchanges are typical, some negotiators were surprised by Kim’s enthusiasm for the request.
5. Kim has a hipster-like haircut:
It is funny, but there is nothing strange about Kim Jong-un’s haircut. Actually, this is a simple military haircut. You can see such a haircut on Brad Pitt in Fury and on millions of hipsters around the world.
The dictator’s haircut looks strange because he wears it the wrong way. He brushes his hair strangely, and it looks bad because of the shape of his face. Rumor has it that he doesn’t trust barbers and cuts his hair himself.
6. First North Korean ruler to cross South Korean border:
Kim Jong-Un and Moon Jae-in on 27 April, 2018, met first time at Panmunjom and crossed over to the South Korean side. He was the first ruler from North Korea, who had done this.
7. New Pyongyang Time:
Under Kim’s regime, North Korea has established its own time zone by pulling back its current standard time by 30 minutes. From Aug. 15, 2015, the “Pyongyang Time” is followed to mark North Korea’s liberation from Japan at the end of the Second World War.
8. Big fan of US brands like Nike and Adidas:
Unlike his father, Kim is a big fan of Nike and Adidas shoes. While Sneakers from leading brands such as Nike and Adidas aren’t readily available in North Korea, the country’s government, local producers are reportedly taking influence from those foreign labels and filling the gap themselves, cranking out look-a-likes of Air Jordans and other styles.
The respected leader Kim Jong Un has instructed us to closely study shoes from all over the world and learn from their example,” Kim Kyong Hui, of Pyongyang’s Ryuwon Shoe Factory told to the reporter.
9. Named as Sexiest Man Alive:
In 2012, news satire website The Onion named Kim Jong-un as Sexiest Man Alive for the year.
10. Formed the first all-female band:
Jong-un handpicked singers to form North Korea’s first all-female music group Moranbong Band. The group made their debut in 2012.