The hand clapping ritual when the North Korean 'parliament' is in action is fascinating - how do the 'delegates' know when to stop clapping?
Countless times I've tried to scan their faces, looking for signs of momentary indecision, desperately seeking an expression that says mmm, maybe I should stop clapping now.
However, so far without success.
I suspect that the Great Leader (or is it the Dear Leader?) sometimes has fun with the delegates, sometimes seeming to abandon his clapping, then resuming it, hoping to catch a careless delegate at half clap.
At least, this was the impression that I got when I was watching the transfer of power* event in North Korea on the news last night.
*No idea what else to call it.