Brazil is a country in South America that occupies half the continent's landmass. But you probably already knew that. As helpful as facts can be, sometimes numbers aren't enough to paint a vivid picture. So we at Bored Panda decided to introduce you to this colorful corner of the earth through visuals, more specifically, the ones we found on r/ItHadToBeBrazil.
"Sometimes Brazil hits the front page [of Reddit] for the most random reasons, but we are way more than off-duty cops, flip-flops, and soccer," its moderators write in the subreddit's introduction. "We are funny, resilient, a bit ridiculous, a lot of fun, and kind of weird, we are also tons of beauty and wholesomeness."
And all of these things are evident in the content that goes through this online community. From keeping your phone cool with a mini straw hat to policemen patrolling the streets on actual buffalos, here's all you need to see to get a basic understanding of what goes on in this unique land!
The Wooden Mast Had To Be Replaced By A Concrete Mast, But The Professionals Preserved The Tucano's House...
Last Month My Dog ran Away. It's Been A Week Since I Met Him And Brought Him Home. Today My Dog came Back And Now I Have Two Identical Ones
We reached out to the subreddit's moderators and they were kind enough to have a friendly chat with us. "Unfortunately, Reddit does not provide demographic tools, but we estimate that our subscribers are 60% Brazilian and 40% foreign," a representative of r/ItHadToBeBrazil told Bored Panda.
"The great majority of the content that appears on the subreddit follows our community goals, which is showing foreign people some aspects of our lives and culture that are not usually seen in the media."
"As those who post on our sub could tell you, some of the recurring themes here are Brazilians' ingenuity in solving problems with little resources (gambiarra), the glass-half-full attitude, and thinking that anything can be a reason for a celebration."
A Lady Got Tired Of Getting Her Window Hit By Soccer Balls
Mayor Banned Pub Tables On The Sidewalk, Thats The Outcome
While the moderator thinks that the sub is an accurate representation of Brazil, they highlighted that the country has way, way more to offer.
"Brazil is a country of continental proportions and every one of the 27 states has its characteristics. Climate, nature, culture, habits, you name it, we really are much more than soccer, samba, forests, and wild animals," they said.
The subreddit was created fairly recently, in January 2018. "In the beginning, it used to be harder [for us moderators] but as the community grew, people started to understand that everything has the right time and place. Most of the 'policing' we have to do now is keeping the community family-friendly."
"Sometimes someone shows up trying to start political discussions, posting sensitive content, or being disrespectful to others. That's when we act."
That means you can send a link to this article to everyone in your family chat!
Cotton Candy Sellers On The Beach
This Is Ibere Thenório, A Brazilian Youtuber Who Created His Own Submarine!
This Cow Was Standing In Front Of The Federal Police Station This Morning, Not Letting Anyone In
My Grandma Knitted A Little Mat To Support My Uncle's Bike's Pedal
A Man Rescues A Lion Tamarin Pup And Returns It To Its Mother
Sidewalk In São Paulo, Brazil, Completely Ruined By Roots That Grew Overtime
No Matter The Place, There's Always A Way To Barbecue
A Retired Man Proves He Is Alive In 2020, But The Bank Requires Proof That He Was Alive In 2019
Marcelo's House, Danger Marcelo Don't Like Visits, Go Away
"And What About Me When I Went To Take A Picture With The Mico* And He Did A " (*mico Is A Monkey Subspecies)
Steel Cable To Make Sure They Don’t Take Even The Surveillance Camera
Protected From Head To Toe Against Covid-19
It's-A Me, Lario!
This Guy Sells Ice Cream In The Ocean Near The Coral Reefs Of Maragogi, Brazil
A Truck Carrying A Wooden House - Brazil - Ribeirão Do Sul
This Store In Brazil Still Sells Sega's Mega Drive
Just A Classic Image Of Brazilian Students
Note: this post originally had 52 images. It’s been shortened to the top 50 images based on user votes.