On Oprah today, former captive journalist Laura Ling said that she confessed to North Korean interrogators that "she was trying to overthrow the government" in a desperate bid for leniency. But that's not the worst part: she was also stank.

''I developed a system to wash where they would allow me to heat a kettle of water,'' she said. ''I would mix it with some cold water and then I would scrub down and just splash it on me.''

140 days of splash-washing. North Korea is more brutal than we ever imagined.
[AP. Euna Lee, the captive without a famous sister, was not on Oprah.]