Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Thanks Kim Jong-un for Fostering Hangover-Free Alcohol (North Korea Definitely Wins This One)

Posted By on Tue, Jan 19, 2016 at 3:34 PM

click to enlarge Randall Park as Kim Jong-un in the Seth Rogen film The Interview. - COURTESY OF THE INTERVIEW
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  • Randall Park as Kim Jong-un in the Seth Rogen film The Interview.

North Korean scientists—and every drinker out there—have a lot to celebrate: They have created hangover-free alcohol.

An article by Foreign Policy says that according to the Pyongyang Times, the liquor, which is called Koryo, is roughly between 30 to 40 percent alcohol and “exudes national flavor," thanks to its two main ingredients, ginseng and rice.
And it could even classify ginseng as a miracle plant: In August, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un claimed that a drug made with it can also cure Ebola, AIDS, and cancer.
The alcohol was reportedly made with insam—a North Korean-kind of ginseng. According to the article, scientists replaced sugar with scorched rice, which is the ingredient credit to reducing the chances of a hangover the following glorious day. 
The Taedonggang Foodstuff Factory is responsible for this week’s success, and the Pyongyang Times said it won a “quality medal for preserving national smack.”

“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 says. It also adds that the alcohol “has already been registered as a national scientific and technological hit.”

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