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Kim Jong Un Scaled the North's Tallest Peak*

*Here, have some nice pabulum with that propaganda
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 19, 2015 12:48 PM CDT
Kim Jong Un Scaled the North's Tallest Peak*
That Kim sure is a funny guy.   (Rodong)

(Newser) – Today, being the seventh day, presumably Kim Jong Un is resting. But yesterday, the North Korean despot was busily scaling the snowswept 9,000-foot tallest peak in his kingdom, and state media is reporting everything but that he did it in a single bound, reports the BBC. "Climbing Mount Paektu provides precious mental pabulum more powerful than any kind of nuclear weapon," gushed Rodong; the BBC helpfully notes that "The Oxford English Dictionary defines 'pabulum' as 'bland or insipid intellectual matter, entertainment.' " Kim is pictured with dozens of members of the military atop Paektu.

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It's the latest heroic exploit for Dear Leader, who last week was reported as having learned to drive by the tender age of three. Mount Paektu is significant to the Kim dynasty, adds Sky News: The regime has long claimed that Kim Jong Il was born on the mountain, giving them a "Mount Paektu bloodline." Others more rooted in things like history and reality say he was born in Russia. The BBC has all the photos here. (Read more Kim Jong Un stories.)

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