14 September, 2012

Drinking your way to freedom

I love it.  A man, evidently very drunk, floated from North Korea to South Korea, and now he's likely to stay there.
A profoundly drunk North Korean man floated all the way to South Korea on a piece of wood this week—and he's been offered South Korean citizenship. 
South Korea's Yonhap News Agency reported that the man, who appears to be in his 20s, was found hiding in a house on the island of Ganghwa, an hour from Seoul, on Sunday.
Yonhap reports that when the man was taken into police custody, he was only wearing his underwear and appeared to be intoxicated. (I've got to say, I've never found myself repatriated after a night of drinking—this guy deserves a medal).  
   "The man said he crossed to the South, holding on to a floating object to waters off the coast of Gyodong Island," said Joint Chiefs of Staff spokesman Lee Bung-woo to the Yonhap News Agency. "The floating object is seen as a wooden board that drifted due to the flood in the North."
Reminds me a bit of the cook who drank enough Brandy to survive the sinking of the Titanic.  (Is that story true?)

Two questions come to mind:
  1. Where did he get that much alcohol?  It was North Korea, after all.
  2. Can I have some of what he's drinking?
Drunk North Korean man floats to South Korea

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