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TheDailyBeast: Kim Jong Il's Favorite Things

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A Feast of Oversized Rabbits

Two words: giant rabbits. Kim was obsessed with the idea that breeding oversized bunnies in North Korea could feed his starving people. He contacted Karl Szmolinsky, a rabbit breeder from Germany, in 2006 to obtain a dozen oversized rabbits. Szmolinsky said he tried to dissuade Kim from making the purchase. Each rabbit would consume heaps of carrots and potatoes but would produce only about 15 pounds of meat. Undeterred, Kim ordered the furry friends anyway—and wound up serving them at one of his birthday celebrations.

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