Solar-powered factories, hovercraft apartments, glass towers topped with helipads: No, these are not concept drawings for EPCOT circa 1981. These are ideas for the future of North Korean cities, designed by North Korean architects in 2014.
North Korea's space agency is celebrating its one-year anniversary with a new logo. And the Wall Street Journal fittingly describes its design in retro-futuristic terms: a "Jetsons-era throwback that captures the optimism of the Space Age."
Last night, North Korea unexpectedly decided to test a nuclear bomb without the common courtesy of telling anybody first. But it's just the latest in a long line of terrifying and crazy things that the country gets up to.
Samsung? Lenovo? Sony? Dell? Nah. This was the favorite computer of Kim Jong-Il, the dead North Korean dictator, keen observer and purveyor of all things fattening: an Apple MacBook Pro 15.
A new analysis suggests North Korea clandestinely tested two nuclear weapons in 2010. If it's true, it would double the number of known tests hailing from the country and could mean serious nuclear warhead development is underway.
North Koreans are still crying hysterically because Kim's dead, baby, Kim's dead. I want to believe that soldiers behind the TV cameras are aiming at these mourners with AK-47s. But just in case, let's yang that yin by laughing at him.
If you want to know the true effect of departed despot Kim Jong-il (and his father Kim Il-Sung), just take a look at this sad, sad picture of North Korea and South Korea at night from space. South Korea is like any other modern country, lit up with life. North Korea is completely dark.
Kim Jong-il, the former supreme leader of North Korea who died on Saturday of cardiac arrest at 69, was known for his quirks, including an obsession with Elizabeth Taylor. But scientists say his idiosyncrasies added up to some serious diagnoses.
A weeping TV presenter has officially announced the death of long-time Gizmodo friend and dreadful nutcase Kim Jong Il. The cause: "fatigue caused by train ride." What the hell is "fatigue caused by train ride"?
For years, South Korean activists have been sending pro-democracy propaganda to the politically and informationally isolated citizens of North Korea via balloon, in an attempt to share information about Kim Jong Il and his regime. Generally, it's information that is either censored or illegal in the communist country.…
OK, so if crazy Kim Jong Il does try nuking Hawaii this weekend, don't blame me. He was planning on it before this horrifying and hilarious gallery of shameful Photoshops appeared. Oh god, what have I done?
So, North Korea's Kim Jong Il thinks he can scare us with threats about nuking Hawaii, does he? I'm not scared of some dictator with a Napoleon complex. So lets shame him the only way we know how: with Photoshop.
I didn't want it to come to this. But if enriching uranium is the only way I can amass a decent threshold of Twitter followers, then so be it. [Gary Varvel via Newlaunches]
Kim Jong Il may be on his deathbed, but now he can easily order via cellphone more rare stewed peacock meat to be delivered to him via horseback while the theme from the Godfather plays.