Giant Rabbits and North Korea
The embassy in Berlin could not be reached for comment, but the state-run news agency reported in September that people were being encouraged to breed rabbits for food. Szmolinsky’s 12 rabbits, which are awaiting his arrival at a petting zoo in Pyongyang, could produce 60 babies in a year. They are unlikely to alleviate the chronic malnutrition endemic in the country of 23 million that drew condemnation when it announced a nuclear test last year. The rabbits are also voracious eaters, which is why Szmolinsky said that he would not be boosting his own annual production because feeding them would be too expensive.
In case you think this all too improbable, take a look at this film actually purporting to show Kim Il Sung's bodyguards in training. Then the Giant Rabbit scheme won't seem so odd. Not as odd as actually trusting these guys with billions of dollars in aid and a nuclear reactor. Oh well.