Oh North Korea, is there anything you can’t do? The DPRK’s media just announced that the Hermit Kingdom has invented the world’s first alcohol that doesn’t cause hangovers. The amazing discovery is undoubtedly incredible, but not quite as revolutionary as their scientific breakthrough claim of last year: a miracle vaccine that reportedly cured HIV/AIDS, MERS, cancer, and even Ebola.
According to the Pyongyang Times, North Korean scientists have developed Koryo Liquor, a ginseng-based tipple that can be drunk without fear of a hangover. The main ingredients of this supposedly ingenious alcoholic drink include six-year-old indigenous Kaesong Koryo insam (ginseng) and organic glutinous rice. The alcohol contents of the Koryo Liquor are 30 and 40 percent.
“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,” writes Pyongyang Times. “The scorched glutinous rice contains essential amino acids, inorganic substances and vitamins and helps quicken lipolysis.” The communist paper also praises the Koryo Liquor as a “national scientific and technological hit.”
It’s not yet known if and when North Korea plans to distribute this spectacular hangover-free alcohol beyond its borders. Luckily, you might still be able to get your hands on the ginseng-based Kumdang-2, their miracle cure for HIV/AIDS, Ebola, and other contagious diseases. But remember of course this is the same country that claimed to have found a secret and ancient unicorn lair.