Kim Jong Il: 10 weird facts, propaganda

  • Kim Jong Il: 10 weird facts, propaganda

    In this October 1963 photo, Kim Jong Il is seen when he was a student of Kim Il Sung University in Pyongyang, North Korea. Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP Images

    5. High achiever

    Official records reportedly show that Kim learned to walk at the age of three weeks, and was talking at eight weeks. While at Kim Il Sung University, he apparently wrote 1,500 books over a period of three years, along with six full operas. According to his official biography, all of his operas are "better than any in the history of music." Then there's his sporting prowess. In 1994, Pyongyang media reported that the first time Kim picked up a golf club, he shot a 38-under par round on North Korea's only golf course, including 11 holes-in-one. Reports say each of his 17 bodyguards verified the record-breaking feat. He then decided to retire from the sport forever.

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