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This just in from the insane, official website of North Korea's Central News Agency:

Potted Kimjongilias are doing particularly well in the greenhouses of the Kim Il Sung Socialist Youth League, the General Bureau for Service to People and the Taehung Guidance Bureau where thorough measures are taken for ray, temperature and humidity control for flower cultivation.

I know, I know, you're probably asking what the heck a Potted Kimjongilia is. It's a flower that was designed for and named after North Korea's short, pompadoured, bizarre Dear Leader Kim Jong-Il. It was designed to bloom as close to his February 16th birthday as possible. And we freak about about genetically modified corn!

Would you like to hear a crazypants official song about the Kimjongilia flower? Sure you would! People actually sing this:

The red flowers that are blossoming over our land

Are like hearts: full of love for the leader

Our hearts follow the young buds of Kimjongilia

Oh! The flower of our loyalty!

If you have some time to kill, head on over to the North Korean Central News Agency site and indulge in the delightful combination of non-native English coupled with the Orwellian linguistics of earth's leading dystopia.

And there are several more articles about the damn flower.

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