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!

#1

The Wooden Mast Had To Be Replaced By A Concrete Mast, But The Professionals Preserved The Tucano's House...

The Wooden Mast Had To Be Replaced By A Concrete Mast, But The Professionals Preserved The Tucano's House...

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RatherLoopy
Community Member
1 year ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I love this. My whole mental image of Brazil just got changed for the better.

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#2

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

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

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KJ
Community Member
1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This seems like a win / win situation.

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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."

#3

A Lady Got Tired Of Getting Her Window Hit By Soccer Balls

A Lady Got Tired Of Getting Her Window Hit By Soccer Balls

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#4

To Serve And Protect

To Serve And Protect

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Skara Brae
Community Member
1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Yeah, not happy. If he owed that money to a dealer, he might not have survived the day.

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#5

Mayor Banned Pub Tables On The Sidewalk, Thats The Outcome

Mayor Banned Pub Tables On The Sidewalk, Thats The Outcome

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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.

#6

Patroling On Some Water Buffalo

Patroling On Some Water Buffalo

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Lance d'Boyle
Community Member
1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I guess they are beefing up the patrols in the neighborhood.

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#7

"Hey, Does Your Dog Bite?" "Oh No, He Throws Bricks!"

"Hey, Does Your Dog Bite?" "Oh No, He Throws Bricks!"

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#8

"Learn How To Make Bread In The Shape Of Capybara"

"Learn How To Make Bread In The Shape Of Capybara"

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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!

#9

Cotton Candy Sellers On The Beach

Cotton Candy Sellers On The Beach

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#10

A Brazilian Banana Tree

A Brazilian Banana Tree

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#11

This Uber Driver Put A Straw Hat On His Smartphone

This Uber Driver Put A Straw Hat On His Smartphone

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Mazer
Community Member
1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Makes perfect sense. Ever try and hold a blazing hot steering wheel? No doubt that phone gets hot sitting under the windshield

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#12

This Is Ibere Thenório, A Brazilian Youtuber Who Created His Own Submarine!

This Is Ibere Thenório, A Brazilian Youtuber Who Created His Own Submarine!

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#13

This Cow Was Standing In Front Of The Federal Police Station This Morning, Not Letting Anyone In

This Cow Was Standing In Front Of The Federal Police Station This Morning, Not Letting Anyone In

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#14

My Grandma Knitted A Little Mat To Support My Uncle's Bike's Pedal

My Grandma Knitted A Little Mat To Support My Uncle's Bike's Pedal

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#15

A Man Rescues A Lion Tamarin Pup And Returns It To Its Mother

A Man Rescues A Lion Tamarin Pup And Returns It To Its Mother

MeliaDanae Report

Nixxy
Community Member
1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

*infant, not pup, still I cried only cute and decent

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#16

Sidewalk In São Paulo, Brazil, Completely Ruined By Roots That Grew Overtime

Sidewalk In São Paulo, Brazil, Completely Ruined By Roots That Grew Overtime

iagoruby Report

#17

No Matter The Place, There's Always A Way To Barbecue

No Matter The Place, There's Always A Way To Barbecue

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Mazer
Community Member
1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My neighbors are Brazilian, they know how to cook right and party hard!!

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#18

Brazilian Vice President Giving An Interview

Brazilian Vice President Giving An Interview

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#19

A Retired Man Proves He Is Alive In 2020, But The Bank Requires Proof That He Was Alive In 2019

A Retired Man Proves He Is Alive In 2020, But The Bank Requires Proof That He Was Alive In 2019

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Mari
Community Member
1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

You'll never know, maybe he's rssurrected

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#20

You Didn't Specify What Mask

You Didn't Specify What Mask

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StormWolf
Community Member
1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Ryan, u might be getting downvotes because lapses in grammar are automatically forgiven as English is their second language. If I tried speaking Portuguese, I dread to think how incorrectly I'd be using past tense, etc

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#21

Marcelo's House, Danger Marcelo Don't Like Visits, Go Away

Marcelo's House, Danger Marcelo Don't Like Visits, Go Away

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Mazer
Community Member
1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Fine by me, I had to ask my sister to regime her cockatiel, he was taunting the cats, taunting the dog and when I found him walking around in my bowl of oatmeal one morning after getting up to answer the phone (landline days), that was it.

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#23

"And What About Me When I Went To Take A Picture With The Mico* And He Did A " (*mico Is A Monkey Subspecies)

"And What About Me When I Went To Take A Picture With The Mico* And He Did A " (*mico Is A Monkey Subspecies)

Summery_Captain Report

#24

Public Transport In Brazil

Public Transport In Brazil

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#25

Lan House Vibes

Lan House Vibes

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#26

A Normal Day In Amazonas

A Normal Day In Amazonas

Frocharocha Report

Raven Sheridan
Community Member
1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

There isn't a jury in the world that would convict him!

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#27

Gas Station In The River, Brazil

Gas Station In The River, Brazil

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Kevin Camp
Community Member
1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Same at every lake and large river in the midwest of America. Gotta get fuel for the boats

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#28

Safety First

Safety First

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KJ
Community Member
1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

They are fine, they have their safety flip flops on.

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#29

Brazilian Pet

Brazilian Pet

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Mazer
Community Member
1 year ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

They are great for security, noisy, blood blister producing birds

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#30

Meat Is Now Being Sold With Anti-Theft Alarm..

Meat Is Now Being Sold With Anti-Theft Alarm..

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KJ
Community Member
1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

They do that here too on things like steak, although ours is metal film under the price tag.

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#31

Steel Cable To Make Sure They Don’t Take Even The Surveillance Camera

Steel Cable To Make Sure They Don’t Take Even The Surveillance Camera

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Mazer
Community Member
1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I have seen some pretty determined thieves on films about the issue. Yikes

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#32

Police Finds Weed Inside Anti-Drugs Mascot

Police Finds Weed Inside Anti-Drugs Mascot

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Mazer
Community Member
1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The DARE program in America was stopped when police learned they were actually teaching kids how to recognize certain drugs and how to use them - whoops

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#33

Basically Sloth Steals A Motorcycle In Brazil

Basically Sloth Steals A Motorcycle In Brazil

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#34

Protected From Head To Toe Against Covid-19

Protected From Head To Toe Against Covid-19

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Whatshername
Community Member
1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

🤣 still see 2 holes that they might consider covering 🤪

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#35

The Army Build That Thing In My City

The Army Build That Thing In My City

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#36

Man's Best Friend, Always At Your Side

Man's Best Friend, Always At Your Side

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#37

This Guy Ia A Genius

This Guy Ia A Genius

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#38

Cold Weather In Brazil Be Like

Cold Weather In Brazil Be Like

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#39

The Wonderful World Of Disney

The Wonderful World Of Disney

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Steve Barnett
Community Member
1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The Favelas. COD Modern Warfare 2 made me aware of The Favelas.

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#40

Brazilian Home Starter Pack

Brazilian Home Starter Pack

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#41

Just A Regular Summer Day In Paraíba

Just A Regular Summer Day In Paraíba

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KJ
Community Member
1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Why do the vendors dress as superheroes?

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#42

Brazillian TV Without Context

Brazillian TV Without Context

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boredpanDaman
Community Member
1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

i love this! i have no idea what it is, and im liking it

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#43

Fibonacci Sequence In A Normal Day In Brazil

Fibonacci Sequence In A Normal Day In Brazil

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#44

Why 3 Lights If You Can Use Only One

Why 3 Lights If You Can Use Only One

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#45

It's-A Me, Lario!

It's-A Me, Lario!

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#46

This Guy Sells Ice Cream In The Ocean Near The Coral Reefs Of Maragogi, Brazil

This Guy Sells Ice Cream In The Ocean Near The Coral Reefs Of Maragogi, Brazil

JetBlack86 Report

Skara Brae
Community Member
1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

You can barely see the right side of his face in the shade below the umbrella post.

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#47

For The Stoners That Didn't Die In Christmas

For The Stoners That Didn't Die In Christmas

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Kankan
Community Member
1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This guy is brazilian, he is a famous singer (Chico Buarque)

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#48

A Truck Carrying A Wooden House - Brazil - Ribeirão Do Sul

A Truck Carrying A Wooden House - Brazil - Ribeirão Do Sul

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#49

This Store In Brazil Still Sells Sega's Mega Drive

This Store In Brazil Still Sells Sega's Mega Drive

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#50

Just A Classic Image Of Brazilian Students

Just A Classic Image Of Brazilian Students

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F. H.
Community Member
1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Not only did we have almost the same tables in Germany when I was a teen, we also did the same stupid things. Teeth were lost.

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