Daily archives: January 1st, 2012

Time to Defend Kim Jong-un To The Death, Okay?

Well, okay, then.

From the BBC:

North Korea has called on the country to defend the new leader, Kim Jong-un, to the death, in a New Year message.

The army, ruling party and people should be prepared to act as “human shields” for the son and successor of Kim Jong-il, the message released by state media said.

It added that the nation must launch an “all-out drive” to achieve prosperity.


And then this:

On Friday, he was appointed supreme commander of the country’s 1.2 million-strong armed forces, according to state media.

“Glorify this year 2012 as a year of proud victory, a year when an era of prosperity is unfolding,” the message released by the official Korean Central News Agency said.

Yup. Then there’s that.

Strange beyond strange.

Sweden: Wedding ring ‘found on carrot’ after 16 years

Wedding ring on carrotFrom the BBC:

A Swedish woman has discovered her wedding ring on a carrot growing in her garden, 16 years after she lost it, says a newspaper.

Lena Paahlsson had long ago lost hope of finding the ring, which she designed herself, reports Dagens Nyheter.

The white-gold band, set with seven small diamonds, went missing in her kitchen in 1995, she told the paper.

Although the ring no longer fits, she hopes to have it enlarged so she can wear it again.