The prevalence of parasitic worms causing health problems in North Korea may be the result of a personal intervention by Kim Jong Un, who urged farmers to spread human excrement on their fields to fertilize crops.
The hermit nation’s leader issued an instruction to farmers in 2014 telling them to use human faeces with animal waste and organic compost on their fields. With a lack of livestock to provide animal fertilizer, agriculturists poured the human excrement, also known as “night soil”, on their fields.
“In my over 20 year-long career as a surgeon, I have only seen something like this in a textbook,” the lead doctor working on the case, Lee Cook-jong, said.
I want to mock Kim Jong Un here but I know myself well enough to know that if I was the dictator of an entire country and scientists approached me saying that the country has run out of animal fertilizer, I would 1000% shrug and say ‘uh, use human shit…NEXT’.
Turns out, smearing human poop all over crops that you plan on eating will actually kill you. If the hepatitis doesn’t kill you, then the parasitic worm devouring your digestive system will finish the job for you. I believe that’s the message in the North Korea tourism video.
“In my 20-year career, I have only seen something like this in a textbook”. Jesus. No need to worry about getting into a war with North Korea because their entire country won’t exist in 48 hours because worms are eating their insides out.
Don’t rub human poop on your food. You heard it here first, folks.
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