Just weeks after North Korea welcomed the new year by announcing to the world that it had successfully tested a “miniaturized hydrogen bomb,” the bombastic nation has announced yet another revolutionary invention — hangover-free liquor.
According to the state-controlled Pyongyang Times, North Korean scientists have successfully created a hangover-free ginseng-based liquor that’s between 30 and 40 percent alcohol by volume.
The magical booze is called Koryo Liquor, and relies on the medicinal properties associated with ginseng root for its promise of being hangover-less.
The distillation process also includes “scorched rice” and is “highly appreciated by experts and lovers as it is suave and causes no hangover.” According to the national paper, Koryo Liquor is the product of several years of experimentation by North Korea’s Taedonggang Foodstuff Factory.
It’s not clear whether Kim Jong Un himself had any role in the creation of the highly-prized liquor, or if anyone but the Dear Leader is even permitted to escape the consequences of drinking, which the rest of us mortals cannot avoid.
Medically speaking, it’s a bit of a step down from Kim Jong Un’s last medical breakthrough, when he announced in 2015 that his country had discovered breakthrough cures for AIDS, Ebola, and SARS.