While pursuing an ambitious plan of becoming a global nuclear power with occasional threats of the United States imminent annihilation, the official media of North Korea has made another bold claim of its leader, Kim Jong Un: he can control the weather.
“The ancestral mountain Paektu covered with white snow was displaying marvelous scene with glee at the reappearance of its great master,” wrote Rodong Sinmun, the state paper. “When Kim Jong Un ascended to the top of it, going through thick snow, it showed fine weather unprecedented in the blizzard of December winter, exposing its majestic figure. As if to give warm welcome to him who brought the “great November event” of the great Korea and show joy at the appearance of the peerlessly illustrious commander who controls the nature, the heart of the ever-changing Lake Chon on the top of Mt Paektu presented charming scenery showing magic peaks and dazzling sunshine on its clear and blue waves. Imposingly standing on Janggun Peak, the respected Supreme Leader gave a familiar look for a while at the dizzy cliffs and the sea of trees, recalling the emotion-charged days when he realized the great historic cause of completing the state nuclear force without yielding even a moment and with the indomitable faith and will of Paektu.”
Beyond bragging about Un’s ability to control the weather, the paper added “that he had often climbed Mt Paektu but this is the first time to have in mid-winter such nice weather, rare to be seen even in spring. The weather is so fine that we can see peaks on the shore of Lake Chon more clearly as if they are before our very eyes.”
The state media for North Korea has made other dubious claims in the past about the isolated country’s dictators. In addition to claiming Kim Jong Un can control the weather, the state media claimed his father, Kim Jong II also had the same ability. The media also claimed his father’s body was “so well-calibrated that he didn’t need to ever use the restroom.” They also claimed during Kim Jong Il’s very first golf game, he scored no less than 11 holes in one.