Picture 746 million people living in 50 (+6) countries, speaking 24 (official) languages in a continent that stretches 3,930,000 sq mi. Yep, we’re talking Europe. The precious land of long history, incredible culture, countless destinations, and people, the majority of whom are bilinguals.

But in order to really get the European lifestyle and all the quirks that come with it, you have to step outside the tourist comfort zone. Luckily, there’s a whole subreddit dedicated entirely to all things European, so we can get a better glimpse of the sung “old world.”

With a whopping 2.9M members, r/Europe has a collection of some of the most interesting things that happen here. Be sure to upvote your favorite posts!

#1

This Is Jean-Baptiste Kempf, The Creator Of The Vlc Media Player, He Refused Tens Of Millions Of Euros In Order To Keep Vlc Ads-Free. Merci, Jean!

This Is Jean-Baptiste Kempf, The Creator Of The Vlc Media Player, He Refused Tens Of Millions Of Euros In Order To Keep Vlc Ads-Free. Merci, Jean!

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Ru Bee
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2 months ago

Hero!

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#2

A Bridge For Wildlife To Cross The Road In Veluwe, The Netherlands

A Bridge For Wildlife To Cross The Road In Veluwe, The Netherlands

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Hańka
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2 months ago

Not only useful but also beautiful :)

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#3

In Poland, We Are Slowly Getting Rid Of Advertisements And Billboards Madness

In Poland, We Are Slowly Getting Rid Of Advertisements And Billboards Madness

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WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
2 months ago

A very laudable decision. Cities shouldn't be looking like shopping malls. Getting rid of all those eyesores improves the quality of life. Well done, Poland!

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It’s one thing to see the old European countries, their tiny streets and delicious movies on a TV screen, and another if you actually spend some more time there. It takes time to uncover any country, and we are speaking 50 (6+) crammed in one continent!

#4

Medieval House Built In 1509 In Argentan, Orne, France

Medieval House Built In 1509 In Argentan, Orne, France

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Hańka
Community Member
2 months ago

What a treasure!

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#5

Today 20 Years Ago At The Strike Of Midnight, The Mayor Of Amsterdam Married 4 Gay Couples As The Netherlands Became The First Country In The World To Legalise Same-Sex Marriage

Today 20 Years Ago At The Strike Of Midnight, The Mayor Of Amsterdam Married 4 Gay Couples As The Netherlands Became The First Country In The World To Legalise Same-Sex Marriage

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Andy Acceber
Community Member
2 months ago

Congrats! I wonder how long some of those couples had been together before they were finally able to marry. Let the rights that have been granted, never be taken away.

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#6

Belarus People React To Lukashenko's Prohibition Of Pro-Democratic Flags

Belarus People React To Lukashenko's Prohibition Of Pro-Democratic Flags

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Bear Hall
Community Member
2 months ago

One has to be creative on every possible way when faces oppression. And having sense of humor doesn't hurt either.

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One family of five who call themselves ‘wanderlusters' have been travelling the whole world as they are focused on adventure and travel to all of their bucket list destinations. “We are a family of five, Jolene (Mum), Andrzej (Dad), Katie-Lee, Lily Anabella and Avalee-Rose (our three daughters),” they told us. The family shares their journeys on their Wanderlust Storytellers blog that brings enthusiasm and excitement back to family-focused travel.

With so much hands-on experience and knowledge of various cultures, Bored Panda reached out to them to share their impressions of Europe and how it differs from all the other corners of the world they’ve visited. “Europe is a world in itself, full of culture, music and friendly people,” they said and added that “It is filled to the brim with history, delicious food, fascinating architecture and extraordinary sight-seeing.”

#7

London, UK

London, UK

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Adam C
Community Member
2 months ago

Non-american adult

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#8

She (Sanna Marin) Is The New 34 Years Old Prime Minister Of Finland

She (Sanna Marin) Is The New 34 Years Old Prime Minister Of Finland

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JXXXF
Community Member
2 months ago

More countries need leaders of a similar age as the decisions these leaders make are one they actually have to live with for more than half of their lives so they are more likely to tread carefully...

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#9

Polish Women Fighting For Their Rights!

Polish Women Fighting For Their Rights!

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Gurnox
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2 months ago

What a great photo!

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Moreover, what’s unique about the old continent is that “Europe is a destination where one can travel through a number of countries in one day, speak and listen to all different languages, immerse in tons of attractions and get to experience the local way of life with ease.”

#10

In Wroclaw, Poland Each Cathedral And Even The Rivers Have A Tactile Model Nearby For Blind People To See Them Too

In Wroclaw, Poland Each Cathedral And Even The Rivers Have A Tactile Model Nearby For Blind People To See Them Too

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SuperChicken
Community Member
2 months ago

That's what they're for. Those were neat.

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#11

The Sentiment In Scotland Is One I Fully Agree With

The Sentiment In Scotland Is One I Fully Agree With

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Carrie Laughs
Community Member
2 months ago

Totally agree and I'm in the South of England. Never voted for the prat and didn't want Brexit.

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#12

Tesco In Slovakia Opened With Empty Shelves. They Wanted To Show Their Customers How It Would Look Like If All Bees And Butterflies Would Become Extinct

Tesco In Slovakia Opened With Empty Shelves. They Wanted To Show Their Customers How It Would Look Like If All Bees And Butterflies Would Become Extinct

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Fxnglhl
Community Member
2 months ago

save the bees!

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#13

Trinity College In Dublin, Ireland

Trinity College In Dublin, Ireland

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Ksenia M
Community Member
2 months ago

you can visit btw! It's truly beautiful!

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Wanderluster dad Andrzej Ejmont said that what he loves about Europe the most “is the ability to take a number of amazing road trips, eat a vast variety of food, get to meet and become one of the locals, and that all of the European countries are within a skip and a hop.”

#14

The Devil's Bridge (Rakotzbrücke) In Kromlau, Germany

The Devil's Bridge (Rakotzbrücke) In Kromlau, Germany

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Rabbit Carrot
Community Member
2 months ago

Looks like something out of Lord of the Rings.

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#15

The True Heroes Of Greece At This Moment. Firefighters Sleep Exhausted After An Intense Night Fighting The Biggest Wildfire Of Attica In Decades

The True Heroes Of Greece At This Moment. Firefighters Sleep Exhausted After An Intense Night Fighting The Biggest Wildfire Of Attica In Decades

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Sapna Sarfare
Community Member
2 months ago

Huge hug to the true heroes... gosh, it must have been tremendously exhausting..

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#16

Utrecht, The Netherlands

Utrecht, The Netherlands

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Frans Lancee
Community Member
2 months ago

My hometown ❤

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#17

Merkel Calling Out Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov For Wearing Mask Wrong

Merkel Calling Out Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov For Wearing Mask Wrong

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Scagsy
Community Member
2 months ago

You don't mess with the Merkel

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If you’re thinking of traveling Europe, Andrzej recommends checking it out by car. “This way you are in charge of your itinerary and you can venture out to see the 'back streets' of each country and at your own pace,” he said. Moreover, “The beauty of Europe can be found in some of the most unexpected places. And then you can truly be amazed,” he concluded.

#18

The Netherlands Looks Like An Old Master’s Painting This Weekend

The Netherlands Looks Like An Old Master’s Painting This Weekend

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Hańka
Community Member
2 months ago

THIS weekend? Are you sure? ;)

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#19

Vilnius Has Put Up A Statue That Offers A “Portal” To The Polish City Of Lublin, Allowing People To See Each Other In Real Time

Vilnius Has Put Up A Statue That Offers A “Portal” To The Polish City Of Lublin, Allowing People To See Each Other In Real Time

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Andy Acceber
Community Member
2 months ago

Totally cool. If we had that in the U.S., I'd wager at least 1 out of every 10 lookers would be mooning or flipping off the other.

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#20

Blood Moon In This Morning. Finland

Blood Moon In This Morning. Finland

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Rabbit Carrot
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2 months ago

Please be careful Link.

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Three decades after the fall of communism, the European Union, which stands at the heart of modern Europe, gets mostly favorable marks from the countries surveyed. Across the 14 EU member countries surveyed by Pew Research Center, a median of 67% hold favorable views of the European Union while 31% have an unfavorable view.

#21

The Statue Of Jakub Wejher, The Founder Of A Polish Town Wejherowo, Looks Like Darth Vader When It's Snowing

The Statue Of Jakub Wejher, The Founder Of A Polish Town Wejherowo, Looks Like Darth Vader When It's Snowing

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Bear Hall
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2 months ago

The Force is strong with this one.

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#22

Traditional Gowns And Braids Of The Pomak Village Of Startsevo, Bulgaria

Traditional Gowns And Braids Of The Pomak Village Of Startsevo, Bulgaria

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Ozacoter
Community Member
2 months ago

Stunning

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#23

Us Embassy In Berlin Today

Us Embassy In Berlin Today

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Leo Domitrix
Community Member
2 months ago

Meanwhile, nobody is disagreeing, you'll notice... :-)

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#24

'bear And Raven' Is The Finnish Nature Picture Of The Year

'bear And Raven' Is The Finnish Nature Picture Of The Year

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boredpanDaman
Community Member
2 months ago

one could write a nice story out of this

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Meanwhile, many Central and Eastern European countries hold strongly positive views of the political union. 7 in 10 or more in Poland, Lithuania, Bulgaria, Slovakia and nonmember Ukraine give the EU favorable marks, including at least 2 in 10 among these countries who say they have a very favorable view. Likewise, Sweden, Germany, Hungary, Spain, the Netherlands and Italy also hold a very positive outlook toward the EU.

#25

In 2018, Annamaria Horvathova, A Roma Girl From Slovakia Won A Running Race Wearing Just Ballerinas On Her Feet. Last Week, She Became A 1500m Champion Of Slovakia In Her Age Group

In 2018, Annamaria Horvathova, A Roma Girl From Slovakia Won A Running Race Wearing Just Ballerinas On Her Feet. Last Week, She Became A 1500m Champion Of Slovakia In Her Age Group

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Andy Acceber
Community Member
2 months ago

Shame on anyone blaming her for being 16 and pregnant. I don't know what sex-ed is like in Slovakia or how expensive condoms are, but I'm betting a child who was winning races in ballet flats doesn't have obscene amounts of money or social privilege. Cut the teen some slack.

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#26

Newly Discovered Just Outside Of Verona, What Could Be This Year's Biggest Discovery - An Almost Entirely Intact Roman Mosaic Villa Floor!

Newly Discovered Just Outside Of Verona, What Could Be This Year's Biggest Discovery - An Almost Entirely Intact Roman Mosaic Villa Floor!

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jpaul
Community Member
2 months ago

roman villas are fascinating. what illustrates better roman art of living

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#27

Neo-Gothic Apartment House In Budapest, Hungary. Built Around 1894

Neo-Gothic Apartment House In Budapest, Hungary. Built Around 1894

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John Watson
Community Member
2 months ago

OMG that's so beautiful!! 😍😭

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#28

Christmas Market 2019, Dresden, Germany

Christmas Market 2019, Dresden, Germany

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Eric C.
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

Dresden is a cool market. It's been running for nearly 600 years.

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According to Pew Center, views of the economy play a large role in how people generally view the European Union. According to their study, those who think their country’s economic situation is good are more likely to have a favorable opinion of the EU in most countries surveyed.

“In Sweden, for example, 81% of those who think the Swedish economy is in good shape also have a positive view of the EU; just 42% of those who think the economy is functioning poorly share that sentiment,” the study stated.

#29

Meanwhile In Germany

Meanwhile In Germany

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Yvonne Dauwalder Balsiger
Community Member
2 months ago

Some background: This is some spot where it is perfectly acceptable to bathe and sun naked. (People in western and northern Europe are not half as hang-up about nudity like the US.) The sow stole his laptop (in the yellow bag). After stepping in the box, the sow lost speed and dropped the bag reuniting the man with his laptop and providing mankind with some really hysterical pictures. Yes, the woman taking the pictures asked for the man's permission to post them on social media, good for her.

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#30

Experiment In Estonia: Instead Of Getting A Speeding Ticket, Drivers Who Exceed The Limit Have To Stop And Wait For A 'Time Out' To Pass Before They Can Continue Their Journey

Experiment In Estonia: Instead Of Getting A Speeding Ticket, Drivers Who Exceed The Limit Have To Stop And Wait For A 'Time Out' To Pass Before They Can Continue Their Journey

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LostSoul
Community Member
2 months ago

PERFECT idea! Losing time is more punishment than paying a fine. I LOVE THIS!!!!

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#31

Oldest Door Still In Use In Rome, At The Pantheon. Cast In Bronze For Emperor Hadrian's Rebuilding, It Dates From About 115 Ad. Each Door Is Solid Bronze 2.3 M Wide & 7.5 M High, Yet So Well Balanced They Can Be Pushed Or Pulled Open Easily By One Person

Oldest Door Still In Use In Rome, At The Pantheon. Cast In Bronze For Emperor Hadrian's Rebuilding, It Dates From About 115 Ad. Each Door Is Solid Bronze 2.3 M Wide & 7.5 M High, Yet So Well Balanced They Can Be Pushed Or Pulled Open Easily By One Person

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Bear Hall
Community Member
2 months ago

Was the picture made a second before she fell backwards leaning on the door?

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#32

European Parliament Has Voted In Favour Of A Universal Charger For Mobile Devices. 582 - 40

European Parliament Has Voted In Favour Of A Universal Charger For Mobile Devices. 582 - 40

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Rabbit Carrot
Community Member
2 months ago

As there should be. There should also be a price cap on stuff like this.

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#33

Swedish Fans Excited About Today's Match

Swedish Fans Excited About Today's Match

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Bear Hall
Community Member
2 months ago

Maybe they are undercover cops in the Stockholm Bear Fest.

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#34

In Germany You Can Play Pong With The Person On The Other Side Of Traffic Lights

In Germany You Can Play Pong With The Person On The Other Side Of Traffic Lights

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LesAnimaux
Community Member
2 months ago

They should have these in Rome too! You wait forever for the green light and once it's green it's like 'YOU HAVE ONE AND A HALF SECOND TO CROSS GOOD LUCK'

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#35

The Netherlands - 1966

The Netherlands - 1966

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Ozacoter
Community Member
2 months ago

Dutch people are so brave and skilled with their bikes. Its impressive

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#36

Sailors Saluting A War Veteran, Leningrad 1989

Sailors Saluting A War Veteran, Leningrad 1989

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I I
Community Member
2 months ago

brave men and women , wish they where not needed though

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#37

An Old Albanian Lady Dining With Her Dead Husband & Children Who Were Killed In 1999 During The War

An Old Albanian Lady Dining With Her Dead Husband & Children Who Were Killed In 1999 During The War

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Hańka
Community Member
2 months ago

So sad...

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#38

A French Woman With Her Baguette And Six Bottles Of Wine, Paris, France, 1945

A French Woman With Her Baguette And Six Bottles Of Wine, Paris, France, 1945

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Hugh Willie Mungous
Community Member
2 months ago

Priorities!

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#39

Heat Wave In Rovaniemi, Finland (66°30′n)

Heat Wave In Rovaniemi, Finland (66°30′n)

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Kathryn Baylis
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

Even Rudolph and his buddies decided to go to the beach for the day!

Bored bunny
Community Member
2 months ago

"Rudolph the red nose reindeer~" 🎶

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Vicky Z
Community Member
2 months ago

I like how nobody reacts seeing the reindeers! Just a normal day at the beach!

Vernice Aure
Community Member
2 months ago

I'm giggling here - there are Reindeer hanging out at the beach and all people are talking about is the Norwegian flag bikini...

Ekaterina S
Community Member
2 months ago

So why the Norwegian bikini? 🤔

Seán Baron
Community Member
2 months ago

Because she could be Norwegian?

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gridsleep
Community Member
2 months ago

Finland Finland Finland, the place where I want to be...

Raphael Biock
Community Member
2 months ago

66° is really hot. Even for finland 😂

helen gray
Community Member
2 months ago

Lol! We are at least a whole decade away from that, yet!

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Riley Quinn
Community Member
2 months ago

Everyone's enjoying the break from the heat.

Ben
Community Member
2 months ago

Is this a forest fire in the back?

helen gray
Community Member
2 months ago

Well spotted!

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Karen Clark
Community Member
2 months ago

Just hangin' with the reindeer......one more reason to love Finland...

Anke Dieken
Community Member
2 months ago

Bathing in a river? Uuuh... it's dangerous, especially if it is a ship route, too

Mickie Shea
Community Member
2 months ago

Where'd these humans come from?

Susan Mercurio
Community Member
2 months ago

Even the reindeer!

Ruth Dyke
Community Member
2 months ago

It is a pleasure to see the reindeer and humans enjoying the beach together.

Debbie
Community Member
2 months ago

Time for Norwegian Reggaeton!

Shelley Gannon
Community Member
2 months ago

Is that Celsius

Vuun
Community Member
2 months ago

That's latitude. There has never been 66 celsius anywhere in the world.

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Kenya Hernandez
Community Member
2 months ago

Ohhhh man I love geese

Bear Hall
Community Member
2 months ago

Which guy is Santa? Where is he?

Vicky Z
Community Member
2 months ago

Santa is at home shaving this beard cause its too damn hot!

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Michelle Otto
Community Member
2 months ago

66 deg F? That's....18 degrees Celcius, It's still cold! 25 Degrees C. is still light jacket weather.

BorPand8
Community Member
2 months ago

I don't think that's the temperature. It's the latitude -- 66th parallel north. "Arctic Circle, parallel, or line of latitude around the Earth, at approximately 66°30′ N. Because of the Earth's inclination of about 23 1/2° to the vertical, it marks the southern limit of the area within which, for one day or more each year, the Sun does not set (about June 21) or rise (about December 21)."

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Liana Orsolini
Community Member
2 months ago

These deer look pretty diseased

BorPand8
Community Member
2 months ago

They're shedding.

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Rabbit Carrot
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

This pic is sad to me. Those poor creatures having to share their habitat with ever increasing human encroachment.

New Prometheus
Community Member
2 months ago

Rovaniemi and Lapland are full of reindeers, they are very much products of intensive breeding and they are basically free-roaming domestic animals.

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Andy Acceber
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2 months ago

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More specifically, who markets Finnish bikinis? I can't imagine the demand for those is very high.

New Prometheus
Community Member
2 months ago

What, why wouldn't it be? Finns love swimming, the country is full of lakes and basically every family has at least one cottage by one.

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#40

Miniature Traffic Playground In Copenhagen Where Kids Learn To Bike In Traffic

Miniature Traffic Playground In Copenhagen Where Kids Learn To Bike In Traffic

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Ozacoter
Community Member
2 months ago

We need them to drive cars too. Throwing students in their first lesson in the streets is dumb. I went to the highway in my second lesson and I almost had a heart attack

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#41

A Banner At The Pro-Eu March In London Where One Million People Have Turned Out To Protest

A Banner At The Pro-Eu March In London Where One Million People Have Turned Out To Protest

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Gogubaci
Community Member
2 months ago

you can't just run a vote until you get the result you want, THAT is not a democracy

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#42

Here In Italy Bars Are Starting To Use Pasta As Straws To Reduce Plastic Use. Our Technology Amazes The World Another Time

Here In Italy Bars Are Starting To Use Pasta As Straws To Reduce Plastic Use. Our Technology Amazes The World Another Time

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Ba Loeloe
Community Member
2 months ago

You could drink without a straw...

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#43

A 9-Year-Old Boy From Amsterdam During The Dutch Famine Better Known As "Winter Hunger" From 1944 To 45. Many Children Carried Spoons With Them Wherever They Went "Just In Case"

A 9-Year-Old Boy From Amsterdam During The Dutch Famine Better Known As "Winter Hunger" From 1944 To 45. Many Children Carried Spoons With Them Wherever They Went "Just In Case"

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Liam Walsh
Community Member
2 months ago

Ouch. Poor child.

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#44

These Two UK Phone Booths Have Been Repurposed

These Two UK Phone Booths Have Been Repurposed

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Carrie Laughs
Community Member
2 months ago

A lot are now defibrillators!

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#45

Climate Protest In Cologne. They're Standing On Ice Blocks

Climate Protest In Cologne. They're Standing On Ice Blocks

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Vic
Community Member
2 months ago

This is dangerous.. ice can get really slippery, my palms are sweating..

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#46

Moloch Of War (1966). Photo Of A Soviet War Veteran Near The Eternal Flame On The Anniversary Of Victory Day

Moloch Of War (1966). Photo Of A Soviet War Veteran Near The Eternal Flame On The Anniversary Of Victory Day

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Dorothy Parker
Community Member
2 months ago

I can't. War destroys bodies, minds and souls.

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#47

Eating A Haring In The Hague, Netherlands

Eating A Haring In The Hague, Netherlands

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Amanda
Community Member
2 months ago

Sharing is caring 😆

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#48

Swiss Fans Threw Shaqiri A Wheel Of Cheese After His Winning Goal

Swiss Fans Threw Shaqiri A Wheel Of Cheese After His Winning Goal

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Getthepopcornout
Community Member
2 months ago

Fondue party at his house!

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#49

This Is Not The Queue For The Dover Ferry. This Is The Queue For The Queue For The Dover Ferry

This Is Not The Queue For The Dover Ferry. This Is The Queue For The Queue For The Dover Ferry

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Eunice Probert
Community Member
2 months ago

Ah brexit. The voting public were lied to. Glad I voted against.

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#50

After A Recent Bush Fire In Wicklow Ireland, A Sign Is Again Visible Which Was Created To Warn Wwii Bombers They Were Over Ireland And Not England

After A Recent Bush Fire In Wicklow Ireland, A Sign Is Again Visible Which Was Created To Warn Wwii Bombers They Were Over Ireland And Not England

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Hugh Willie Mungous
Community Member
2 months ago

Most likely to discourage German bomber crews. It didn't protect them completely though as Dublin was bombed (accidentally). Downed aircrew (from both sides) were interned in a pretty agreeable fashion until the end of hostilities. Most (upon their personal assurance and personal guarantee that they wouldn't do a runner) were allowed out of camp - even down to the pub in the evening! How civilized!

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