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2 September 2003
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Korea Life Blog - North Korea Invents Special Drink

I keep coming across this same article in which North Korea claims to have invented a drink that benefits frequent computer users:

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- North Korea, one of the world's poorest countries, claimed it has invented a drink to ease a health threat few outsiders would associate with the country: computer fatigue.

Computers are a rarity among the communist country's hunger-stricken 22 million population. Visitors say the Internet is available only at a few hotels in the capital, Pyongyang.

Still, North Korea's official KCNA news agency said last week that the drink, invented by the Institute of Plant Resources, was tested on computer users, and the "results show that the eye and mental strain has considerably been reduced."

The drink, which ingredients have been extracted from "fruits of a tree," has a "good odor and sweet and sour taste," it said, without giving further details.

I think the dubious drink, extracted from the "fruits of a tree" would be a great success in South Korean PC bangs where people at this very moment are playing Starcraft, Diablo, and Warcraft 3 at obnoxiously loud volumes and to extreme excess.


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