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Nothing’s cuter than a hamster on a wheel powering his own light bulb and Brazil has taken good note of that. Their inmates can take a day off of their sentence for every 16 hours spent pedaling power.
The energy they produce by riding the bikes charges batteries that are later taken to the city center in southern Minas, where they are used to power lightbulbs.
It’s hard to believe that there’s a single person on the planet who wasn’t absolutely bawling when Kim Jong Il died, but apparently there are people in his own country who were more or less faking it.
“authorities are handing down at least six months in a labor-training camp to anybody who didn’t participate in the organized gatherings during the mourning period, or who did participate but didn’t cry and didn’t seem genuine,” according to the Daily NK.
There are an estimated 200,000 offenders and families held in North Korean prison camps, according to a May 2011 report from Amnesty International.