North Korean leader Kim Jong Un brought his own toilet to the historic meeting with his South Korean counterpart — over fears that his bodily functions could reveal the dirty details about his health.
“Rather than using a public restroom, the leader of North Korea has a personal toilet that follows him around when he travels,” Lee Yun-keol, chief of North Korean studies at the Korea Institute for Defense Analyses, told the Washington Post.
Lee explained, “The leader’s excretions contain information about his health status so they can’t be left behind.”
The secretive dictator has been cagey over divulging his medical issues, but rumors have swirled that he’s far from the picture of health.
The portly boss could suffer from gout, diabetes, high blood pressure, sexually transmitted diseases and psychological issues, according to Fox News.
Kim’s fecal fears aren’t that far-fetched.
In the 1980s, the CIA looked to obtain a stool sample on the sly from Mikhail Gorbachev to determine the former Soviet leader’s health, the Ellensburg Daily Record reported in December 1987.
British spy agency M16 tried the same dirty trick during Gorbachev’s visit to London. But he stayed in a hostel with toilets that flushed into communal tanks – meaning his poop couldn’t be isolated.
The CIA also obtained the excrement of Nikita Khrushchev, who led the Soviet Union during the height of the Cold War, during his 1959 visit to the US, the paper reported.
An analysis by CIA medics proved Khrushchev – who was 5’3 and 200 lbs. — was in excellent health.
Joseph Stalin was also said to have spied on Mao Zedong, the Chinese communist who founded the People’s Republic of China party, by collecting his caca in 1949 and carefully examining it in a secret laboratory, BBC News reported.
Mao unwittingly used special toilets and his waste was stashed in secret boxes instead of going through the sewer.
The crappy method was used to conduct psychological profiles of people.
“For example, if they detected high levels of amino acid Tryptophan, they concluded that person was calm and approachable,” former Soviet agent Igor Atamenenko told the publication. “But a lack of potassium in poo was seen as a sign of a nervous disposition and someone with insomnia.”
Mao’s dung was secretly harvested and studied for 10 days and resulted in Stalin refusing to sign an agreement with him.