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Really North Korea? Wonky news report claims dibs on 'landing man on the sun'

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North Korea, ever making the news for their continual stream of bullying rhetoric aimed at every other nation that isn’t their own, perhaps has just tipped even their own imbalanced scale of daft declarations.

According to Reddit on Jan. 23, North Korea successfully sent a 17-year-old man to the sun, a round-trip trek that took just under 22 hours.

The journey to our nearest star, and back mind you, was reportedly completed by teenager Hung il Gong, who launched his solo flight earlier this week, landed on the sun (which is some 93 million miles away of course), walked around a bit, and was home in time for supper.

No word on if Dennis Rodman was overseeing the launch.

The anchorman allegedly said during his live broadcast:

We are very delighted to announce a successful mission to put a man on the sun. North Korea has beaten every other country in the world to the sun. Hung Il Gong is a hero and deserves a hero's welcome when he returns home later this evening.

Of course, North Korea's besotted ruler got in on the story:

Hung is expected back on Earth in just a few hours time, where he will be greeted by his uncle, and supreme leader: Kim Jong-un.

Did the communist North really issue this absurd broadcast? Probably not, as a little digging shows that this story likely originated from some satirical websites. But then again, this is North Korea, the land of fanatical dictators, outlandish news and bizarre assertions.

Case in point:

Kim Jong Un: 'I fed my traitorous uncle to 120 starving dogs'

Since they are having a hard time even building a missile that doesn’t dump itself into the East China Sea, I’ll call bluff on this one.



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