When they’re not trying to create ‘mushroom clouds‘ around the world, the DPRK is apparently concocting ‘mushroom drinks’ that aim to boost the athleticism of their athletes (aka create Korean Ivan Dragos to take over the world). There is currently no info on how/if the drink actually works, and it seems so far the only thing it’s affected is the exalted one’s hairdew. SCMP reports:
“Central. Mushroom. Research. Institute.”
In a report detailing “new inventions” in the secretive state, the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said researchers at the Microbiological Research Institute of the State Academy of Sciences had developed a “very effective” mushroom drink to help athletes recover from exertion.
“They succeeded in finding the way to cultivate mushroom fungus and made a functional drink,” KCNA reported. “This natural drink is very effective in enhancing physical ability of sportspersons and recovering from their fatigues.”
The report does not explain how the drink’s health benefits work, when it will be made widely available or how it tastes.
North Korea recently announced the opening of a Central Mushroom Research Institute in Pyongyang. A KCNA report said the centre had been built “according to the noble intention of [the country’s leader] Kim Jong-un making a new history of industrialisation of mushroom growing” and that it had a “very important duty” to help turn the “DPRK into a huge producer of mushroom”.