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North Korea launches line of edible shirts 'to avoid starvation in the event that food has run out'

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The North Korean government has launched a line of clothing that "can be eaten to avoid starvation in the event that food has run out," according to a catalog released by the Foodstuffs and Daily Necessities Research Institute, which is a division of the communist country's Ministry of Provincial Industry.

A North Korean news site shared a spread from the men's fashion catalog, which shows several button-up formal shirts and a translation of the accompanying text.

"Clothing made from artificial flannelette fabrics composed of trace elements such as high-grade protein, amino acids, fruit juice, magnesium, iron and calcium, as clothing worn by people engaged in sailing, outdoor exploration and mountain climbing, can be eaten to avoid starvation in the event that food has run out," it reads.

"Communism and socialism always end in starvation, right? Well, North Korea has solved the problem," Glenn Beck said facetiously on Monday's "Glenn Beck Radio Program." "North Korea has released a line of shirts for men that they claim can be eaten to avoid starvation if necessary. I am not making this up."

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