Cultural differences are what makes us all unique and what greatly contributes to the excitement of travelling when you get to discover some particularities of a destination that aren't too or at all common in your home country. Eating rotten fish might sound slightly (and literally) off to you, but it’s totally normal in Sweden. Having two passports from the same country is common in Russia, but might not exist where you live. And the practice of eating fried Mars bars might not be the most popular one in North America, but it’s common in Scotland, or seeing police driving Lamborghini as their work car in Italy might not be seen anywhere else.

Check out the list of some strange things from that are only common in certain countries, vote for the weirdest ones, and let us know if you've experienced them in the comments.

#1

Luxembourg's Public Transportation Is Free

Luxembourg's Public Transportation Is Free

In 2020, the public transport was made free for all locals and visitors alike.

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Hans
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2 months ago

The efficiency gains must be tremendous.

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#2

Nepal's Flag Is Non-Rectangular

Nepal's Flag Is Non-Rectangular

The only modern country in the world with a non-quadrilateral flag is Nepal and it is said to derive from Hinduism.

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Sum Guy
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2 months ago

Stop trying to fit in... do your own s**t

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#3

There’s A Lamborghini In The Italian Police Fleet

There’s A Lamborghini In The Italian Police Fleet

A few years ago, a Lamborghini was added to the police vehicle fleet in Italy, and it’s probably quite fast and, well, impressive to look at.

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mulk
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2 months ago

I think they have only one Lamborghini

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#4

In Scandinavian Countries, Parents Leave Their Kids To Nap Outside In Cold Temperatures

In Scandinavian Countries, Parents Leave Their Kids To Nap Outside In Cold Temperatures

Most Scandinavian parents think that it's healthier to expose their children to as much fresh air as possible. Therefore, they leave them outside to take their naps.

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Mere Cat
Community Member
2 months ago

A Finn here. I know babies that didn't want to nap inside at all, my sister's kid as one of them. Slept like a dream outside, even in extremely cold weather. And was completely warm and happy when woke up. It's all about proper clothing, sleeping bags etc. :)

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#5

In Japan, Traffic Lights Seem To Be Blue

In Japan, Traffic Lights Seem To Be Blue

As the word for green originally didn't exist till later and 'blue' was used to refer to both green and blue, Japan uses the most blue shade of green that is legally possible.

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Titas Burinskas
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2 months ago

Actually, it's quite colorblind-friendly.

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#6

Bathtubs Made Of Wood Are Used In Japan

Bathtubs Made Of Wood Are Used In Japan

The ofuro baths are for sitting and soaking in hot water and are not frequently found around the world.

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Foxxy (The Original)
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2 months ago

Very tiny bath tub. Don't think my fat a**e would even fit in lol.

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#7

Colombians Drink Hot Chocolate Cheese

Colombians Drink Hot Chocolate Cheese

The sweet cocoa drink is consumed with savory cheese slices. And if you've tried it, you know that it's quite delicious, but surely not common elsewhere.

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Iggy
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2 months ago

This actually sounds fantastic.

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#8

In France, Milk Is Not Refrigerated

In France, Milk Is Not Refrigerated

Most of the milk sold in France is pasteurised at UHT (ultra high temperature) and therefore doesn't have to be stored in cold.

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Shelp
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2 months ago

...and doesn't look like that either

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#9

Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapikimaungahoronukupokaiwhenuakitanatahu

Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapikimaungahoronukupokaiwhenuakitanatahu

This place in New Zealand is said to have the longest name and it's 85 characters. Have you tried to pronounce it?

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Shelp
Community Member
2 months ago

Well it seems quite easy to pronounce, consonant/vowel/consonant/vowel etc. Just take a deep breathe and go

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#10

People In The UK Have A Competition To Roll After A Giant Cheese Wheel

People In The UK Have A Competition To Roll After A Giant Cheese Wheel

The annually held Cooper's Hill Cheese-Rolling is a competition where people race down the 200-yard hill chasing a giant wheel of cheese.

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Jayne Kyra
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2 months ago

And in 2020 they rolled a Babybel cheese down the hill since the event had to be cancelled.

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#11

Some East Asian Countries Wore Face Masks Pre-Pandemic

Some East Asian Countries Wore Face Masks Pre-Pandemic

In countries like South Korea, for the safety of others, people would wear face masks even when having a common cold prior to the pandemic.

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Sum Guy
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2 months ago

And I think it should be common practice when you have a common cold

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#12

In The Netherlands, Stairs Are Usually Very Steep And Narrow

In The Netherlands, Stairs Are Usually Very Steep And Narrow

To some foreigners, staircases in the Netherlands might look more like a health risk than anything. Historically, the buildings were built up rather than out, saving all the centimeters possible.

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Hecking Heavy
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2 months ago

Fall down the stairs with more fall this time! Yay!

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#13

In Ecuador, The Trash Trucks' Tune Is Similar To What Ice Cream Trucks Play In The USA

In Ecuador, The Trash Trucks' Tune Is Similar To What Ice Cream Trucks Play In The USA

If you are visiting Ecuador, you might mistake the garbage truck tune with an ice cream tune and get highly disappointed.

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Foxxy (The Original)
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2 months ago

Thank f**k our trucks don't have a tune, especially when they can come at 6am.

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#14

You Can Walk From The North To The South Of Monaco In About An Hour

You Can Walk From The North To The South Of Monaco In About An Hour

Due to the size of this country, you can easily walk the length of the whole country. How convenient!

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Hecking Heavy
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2 months ago

Vatican City is also another country you can walk across in less than 60 minutes!

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#15

There Are 'Bra Studies' In Hong Kong

There Are 'Bra Studies' In Hong Kong

At Hong Kong polytechnic, you can major in Bra Studies, where Top Form manufacturer has its lab and factory.

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Iggy
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2 months ago

That was uplifting.

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#16

In Italy, Restaurants Include Service Charge

In Italy, Restaurants Include Service Charge

You are not expected to tip in Italy as it is quite normal for the service charge to be added to the bill.

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Shelp
Community Member
2 months ago

Same in most of Europe as far I know. I don't even understand how people in the US can expect the waiters to rely uniquely on tips in order to survive, and how some people still want to do that job.

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#17

In Italy Cappuccino Is More Of A Breakfast Drink

In Italy Cappuccino Is More Of A Breakfast Drink

Italians associate milk with mornings; cappuccinos are traditionally drank as a morning beverage.

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Foxxy (The Original)
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2 months ago

I always thought espressos were a morning drink to get you going.

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#18

Fried Mars Bars Are A Thing In Scotland

Fried Mars Bars Are A Thing In Scotland

This food item of questionable health value originated in Scotland in a fish and chips shop. It's battered and deep-fried. Would you like to try?

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Iván Galarraga
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

it's actually quite delicious, but wait till cool down unleast you want to burn your tongue with hot chocolate

Anna Phalactic
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1 month ago

The battered and deep fried ice cream in Scotland doesn't have that problem..

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JennyLaRue
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2 months ago

It's something that sounds gross before you try it, then you take a bite and go 'oh, that's alright', then after a second bite you've had enough. Some chippers do other chocolate bars or Creme Eggs at Easter too.

Mary Rose Kent
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2 months ago

What are Creme Eggs?

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James the boba boi
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2 months ago

MOM WERE GOING TO SCOTLAND

Calie Dobson
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2 months ago

They have them in New Zealand as well.

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Daniel Marsh
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2 months ago

You guys haven't been to state fairs in the U.S., have you?

Cain Hargreaves
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2 months ago

Fried candy bars, fried Twinkies, fried Oreos, fried Kool-Aid, fried Coca-Cola... You name, we'll fry it!

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cookie panda
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2 months ago

"the food of questionable heath value" lmfao

Pedro
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2 months ago

All great food has questionable health value :)

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Donkey boi
Community Member
2 months ago

Fried [insert any food item] are a thing in Glasgow. I'll be honest enough to admit I don't know if you can do it at any/all/some Fish & Chip shops, or if it's just to one near my friends house, but when I stayed with him I found out it was quite common for people to take stuff to the chippy and have them batter & fry it!

Bow, I’m a Slytherin
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2 months ago

Yep, I live in Glasgow. If you look long enough, you can find basically anything deep fried.

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Luna Lovegood
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2 months ago

I mean in America fried oreos are a thing so... Not too surprising. If it's a food, somebody's probably fried it.

Aisling Allan
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2 months ago

More of a thing for tourists, it was a fad, now not as many places do them.

Suzanne Haigh
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2 months ago

I lived in Scotland for years and the only single instance I have heard of this was Yorkshire

El Dee
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2 months ago

No, they aren't. That's not to say it's impossible to find one but in reality you won't find one unless it's being done especially for tourists. Nobody eats anything like that in Scotland..

Bow, I’m a Slytherin
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2 months ago

Most chip shops I’ve been to serve them!

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Martin Forbes
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2 months ago

This is something that tourists to Scotland eat thinking that we eat this in Scotland - we mostly don't. After a night out this is what some people eat but the rest of us just leave it for the tourists.

Kenny Kulbiski
Community Member
2 months ago

Battered, deep fried and unhealthy. My kinda food.

Community Member
2 months ago

YES PLZ

Samantha PandaNotBored
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2 months ago

Of all the historical things BP could have wrote about Scotland , they use this ... That isn’t actually a thing anymore . 🙄

Bow, I’m a Slytherin
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2 months ago

It is a thing, just not as common.

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Clark Meldrum
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2 weeks ago

YES!

ADHD
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1 month ago

tried it once and hated it, to be fair tho, i ordered it form a really crappy chippie/fish and chips place dear f**k, they fried it in the same damn oil as the fish etc. i probably woulda liked it otherwise

Shirley Heyn
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1 month ago

I'm thinkin' it would be really good "a la mode". . . :-)

Carrie Roettger
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1 month ago

There is not enough insulin to cover those carbs.

Derek Clark
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1 month ago

This looks like something that has been eaten and digested already.

Sarah Grape
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1 month ago

yes i would like to try

Robert Hebert
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1 month ago

Mmmmmmmm...

Babs Grieshaber
Community Member
1 month ago

And it should be a thing everywhere! Seriously!

Arenite
Community Member
2 months ago

In Asia, fried ice cream is a thing. My parents had it when they went to Hong Kong in the 1970’s, they were amazed. It’s delicious, apparently.

Rob Williams
Community Member
2 months ago

They are surprisingly nice! As are battered and deep fried jam sandwiches...

Cheryl Fontaine
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2 months ago

No way would I ingest that much fat all in one sitting...

Alison Wells
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2 months ago

I'd try it?

jeremy brunton
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2 months ago

A mars a day helps you work rest and um..................

Camilla Koutsos
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2 months ago

They spread from Scotland. Some F&C shops in NZ do them too.

Eunice Bentley
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2 months ago

Delicious. get them from a local food truck.

MalP
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2 months ago

Tried one at a fair. A gooey tasty mess. Very, very rich.

AlmightyOne
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2 months ago

Maybe

Zoe
Community Member
2 months ago

They're so good! With vanilla ice cream

Brandy Grote
Community Member
2 months ago

Fried Snickers are amazing, so yes, I think it would be delicious!

Nigel Rodgers
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2 months ago

Gta cheat code anyone?

MargyB
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2 months ago

Used to have them in the shop down the road, I live in Tasmania. Probably as far from Scotland as one can get

Shazz Winchester
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2 months ago

Suunds tasty

Batwench
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2 months ago

At Easter they do Deep Fried Creme Eggs.

Richard MacDonald
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2 months ago

Don't they do this with Snickers in the US? Maybe I watch too much Fargo...

Kanga9ine
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2 months ago

So is Haggis.

DramaDoc
Community Member
2 months ago

There are a bunch of state fairs across the US that have deep fried Snickers (and other candy bars); the Texas State fair also had deep fried Nutella as well as deep fried butter...

Henry Cheves
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2 months ago

That seems like it would be an American thing.

KT
Community Member
2 months ago

Tried it at playland in Vancouver from husbands prompting and I gotta say, it is AMAZING

Eva Verde
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2 months ago

Aaand they're amazing!

J Charbonneau
Community Member
2 months ago

We have them in Canada too. A chip truck in my area sells them but they're too sweet for me

Bitemabum
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2 months ago

Battered mini bounty bars are the biz

Random Person
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2 months ago

YES

Vicky Zar
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2 months ago

I wanted to try one ever since I first heared of it

Petra Pan
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2 months ago

Sooo wrong and yet soooo right !

𝕁𝕖𝕟𝕟𝕪𝔹𝕖𝕖
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2 months ago

that actually sounds good

Bow, I’m a Slytherin
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2 months ago

I live in Scotland. THEY ARE THE BEST THING EVER! Anyone who doesn’t live in Scotland is missing out tremendously.

Crazy Dog Lady
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2 months ago

Fried anything is a hit here in Iowa.

Jessica Cifelli
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2 months ago (edited)

Its a deep fried chocolate bar. Of course it has questionable health value

WholesomeArmyweeb
Community Member
2 months ago

they have deep fried oreos here in 'Merica. so, yeah, why not

Mewton’s Third Paw
Community Member
2 months ago

That doesn’t seem good. Not a fan of melted chocolate like that. Chocolate is great cold, and fried foods are amazing but this is a no for me.

Carrie Henderson
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2 months ago

I am Scottish and I promise THESE ARE NOT A THING! Just look at it, for god's sake.

Jade Drew
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2 months ago

They really are...

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Not Proud British
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2 months ago

They also deep fry pizza slices. Don't knock it until you've tried it. The pizza is not so good but the mars bar is surprisingly tasty.

Otto Nilo
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2 months ago

I want to try

Bella, Your Kitty-Loving Queen
Community Member
2 months ago

Damn that sounds good!

Jeweled Dragon
Community Member
2 months ago

OMG that looks so good!

Calie Dobson
Community Member
2 months ago

they're very yummy but extremely sweet.

Virgil Sanders
Community Member
2 months ago

part of me wants to try and the other part of me is afraid to try lol

Bow, I’m a Slytherin
Community Member
2 months ago

Try, just wait for it to cool... or else your tongue will never forgive you.

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InfectedVoice
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2 months ago (edited)

We had them in England in the early 90's, chip chops started doing them, they didn't take off and I haven't seen one for years, I thought they were nasty but then I don't like mars bars anyway.

Jods
Community Member
2 months ago

A chippy (fish and chip shop) in Huddersfield sells battered sprouts at Christmas.

Sasha Kuleshov
Community Member
2 months ago

Nope :P

Kira Okah
Community Member
2 months ago

Have these in Cardiff too. It's a novelty thing for tourists. I think it's icky, partner loves em.

ARandomPerson
Community Member
2 months ago

that looks goooood

Lauren Caswell
Community Member
2 months ago

They sell deep fried Moro bars (like a denser mars bar), and deep fried ice cream in New Zealand....mmmm health Lol!

Mary Rose Kent
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2 months ago

Deep fried ice cream? How does that work?

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James the boba boi
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2 months ago

me at all time when I hear about something cool: I’m GoINg To SCoTLaNd

James the boba boi
Community Member
2 months ago

I want one

Andrew Gibb
Community Member
2 months ago

there aren't many chippers in Scotland that do this. They need to have separate fryers, so it is too much hassle. I've seen battered pizza though..bleugh!

JennyLaRue
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2 months ago

They deep fry pizza and have the "pizza crunch" option where it's battered. The menu has so many other battered options that I'd never heard of when I lived down south - King rib, mock chop, chip steak etc

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N G
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2 months ago

There was a phase when they deep-fried everything. Curly Wurlys looked like an eldritch abomination.

Mary Rose Kent
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2 months ago

What are Curly Wurlys?

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mulk
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2 months ago

And Ireland too

Iggy
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2 months ago

Nope. Not a thing. Born, raised and still living here. One or two places might have done it for a gimmick but it is not a thing here.

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Foxxy (The Original)
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2 months ago

They are a thing in Australia too.

Nadine
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2 months ago

Lol those are so good used to get them at school fairs a lot

Mazer
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2 months ago

Questionable health value?? Questionable to who? Anything testing that decadent has value in keeping the eater happy and flooded in endorfins

Shelp
Community Member
2 months ago

No

anonymous
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2 months ago

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fried mars bars is what i would expect America to do, not Scotland! (from an american)

Daria Z
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Looks eww

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#19

In Thailand, There Is A Nationwide Water Fight In April

In Thailand, There Is A Nationwide Water Fight In April

If you are into water fights as much as Thai people, you should participate in Songkran, the Thai New Year's national holiday (13th of April). The water fight is a part of ritual cleansing during the celebration period.

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Foxxy (The Original)
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2 months ago

Sounds like fun, I know my kids would have a blast.

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#20

Bamboo Poles Are Used As Drying Rails In Singapore

Bamboo Poles Are Used As Drying Rails In Singapore

Don't be surprised seeing clothing drying on bamboo poles in this country—the bamboo material is widely available, making it quite a popular tool to dry things.

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Mike Morton
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2 months ago

Oh hey that's my country

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#21

In Thailand, People Remove Their Shoes Before Entering A Building

In Thailand, People Remove Their Shoes Before Entering A Building

One of the things related to feet etiquette in Thailand is taking one's shoes off before entering a building—that's to keep dirt from the outside outdoors.

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Mia Quest
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2 months ago

All Arabs and Asians do that too :)

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#22

There Are No Street Names In Costa Rica

There Are No Street Names In Costa Rica

Although some streets might have names, they might not necessarily have signs, so the addresses in Costa Rica are still described by local landmarks.

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M O'Connell
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2 months ago

It appears that mailing addresses are on a grid, regardless of the street pattern. I have relatives who live in a US municipality that does this too.

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#23

In Some Parts Of Highways In Germany, Speed Limit Is Only A Recommendation

In Some Parts Of Highways In Germany, Speed Limit Is Only A Recommendation

On the federal highway system AKA autobahn in Germany, the speed limit in certain places is only a recommendation and drivers can choose to drive as fast as they want.

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Ritchat
Community Member
2 months ago

That's not 100% correct. We do have speed limit on the Autobahn and they have to be obeyed. But we do have a sign that cancels the last speed limit. THEN you are allowed to drive as fast as you want. So it's only allowed on specific sections of the Autobahn.

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#24

In Slovakia, A Live Carp Is Kept In A Bathtub Before Preparing It For Christmas Dinner

In Slovakia, A Live Carp Is Kept In A Bathtub Before Preparing It For Christmas Dinner

A Christmas tradition in Slovakia is letting the carp that is meant for dinner swim in the bathtub for a few days to clean its tract, since it's a bottom feeder. And, well, people don't take baths unless they want to share the tub with a fish.

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Jayne Kyra
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2 months ago

It is also killed in the tub and people keep a scale from the carp in their wallet to attract money. Thankfully, we have never done it, but it is still a thing.

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#25

Sitting In A Sauna In Finland Can Be A Competition

Sitting In A Sauna In Finland Can Be A Competition

World sauna endurance championships were so famed that people from different countries would compete in this extreme activity in the homeland of saunas—Finland.

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Foxxy (The Original)
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2 months ago

If I remember rightly a guy died a year or two ago whilst doing one of these competitions. I can barely last 5 mins in a sauna.

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#26

People In The Netherlands Don't Use Curtains

People In The Netherlands Don't Use Curtains

It seems that the Dutch don't mind people looking into their homes. This might be coming from Protestant religious traditions and the notion of 'I have nothing to hide.'

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Foxxy (The Original)
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2 months ago

Eek, I would absolutely hate that.

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#27

Russians Have 2 Passports

Russians Have 2 Passports

Citizens of Russia have two passports: one national passport that serves more like an ID and a passport for travelling abroad.

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Samantha PandaNotBored
Community Member
2 months ago

The Russian train stations are something else . Each one different, each one beautiful. You can travel from Moscow to St Petersburg economy for around £4 Stay in a YMCA instead of a small room , they are much cleaner and very cheap . The Russians have a wonderful dessert , it’s like a doughnut, but much much more yummy . Cheap too !

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#28

South Koreans Think That Writing In Red Ink Is A Bad Omen

South Koreans Think That Writing In Red Ink Is A Bad Omen

In the past, writing someone's name in red in the book registry meant that the person is deceased.

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mulk
Community Member
2 months ago

"red pen shop": oooooh noooooooo

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#29

In Brazil, Hair Lightening Is Just As Popular As Hair Removal

In Brazil, Hair Lightening Is Just As Popular As Hair Removal

Some women in Brazil like to bleach their body hair rather than remove it completely in order to keep the light fuzz.

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Iggy
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2 months ago

It's a good idea. A lot less painful.

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#30

Unmarried 25-Year-Olds In Denmark Get Covered In Cinnamon

Unmarried 25-Year-Olds In Denmark Get Covered In Cinnamon

This messy tradition derives from spice sellers in 16th-century Denmark who were famed to be single and were called 'pepper men' and this makes a perfect extra excuse to party more. So why not?

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Birgit M
Community Member
2 months ago

Whoa! I once had a Tequila Gold that comes with a piece of orange covered in cinnamon. I accidentally inhaled a tiny bit of that powder and nearly choked to death!

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#31

Some Streets In Japan Don’t Have Names

Some Streets In Japan Don’t Have Names

Due to the different addressing system in Japan, the blocks have names instead of the spaces between them (streets).

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Nizumi
Community Member
2 months ago

I vaguely remember that addressing mail in Japan works like this: Country, province, city, ward, block, house, person. Kind of a "drill down" method of writing the address. Neat!

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#32

People In Singapore Reserve Seats In Public Eateries

People In Singapore Reserve Seats In Public Eateries

As you need to order food from the counter and risk not being able to find a seat, Singaporeans leave anything from umbrellas to packs of tissues to maintain seats reserved for when they return with their purchased meal.

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Dark_flame
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2 months ago

Not limited to Singapore, I'd say... I'm from Northern Europe and it isn't an uncommon custom here

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#33

There's A Dessert In Turkey That Contains Chicken Breast

There's A Dessert In Turkey That Contains Chicken Breast

Shredded chicken breast in a milk dessert, anyone? Tavuk göğsü is a sweet served in Turkey that might be not to everyone's taste.

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Foxxy (The Original)
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2 months ago

Doesn't sound very appealing.

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#34

While Taking Photos, Dutch Say “Smile At The Little Bird”

While Taking Photos, Dutch Say “Smile At The Little Bird”

Surprisingly, instead of saying "cheese" (after all, a lot of cheese is made in the Netherlands), the Dutch say "Lach eens naar het vogeltje" ("Smile at the little bird").

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Russell Ellwardt
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2 months ago

Because, in the 19th century when photos were taken in studios with long exposures, photographers had a little bird figure indeed to focus people's attention and thus their view. This is not a Dutch thing. Just like most entries in this thread, this one is crap.

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#35

In Sweden, Rotten Fish Is A Food Item

In Sweden, Rotten Fish Is A Food Item

Lightly salted and fermented Baltic sea herring has been in Swedish cuisine since the 16th century and it's famed for its extremely particular taste.

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Dark_flame
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2 months ago

I don't know anyone who's tasted it tho, born and raised in the capital of Sweden

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#36

Swedes Cool Their Drinks Outside

Swedes Cool Their Drinks Outside

A perk of having cold winters in Sweden is that you can cool your drinks outside in the snow. Perhaps a few countries take advantage of infinite alcohol cooling opportunities outdoors.

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Dark_flame
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2 months ago

Think this might be quite usual in most countries with cold winters?

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#37

In The Netherlands, It's Common To Answer The Phone With 'Hoi'

In The Netherlands, It's Common To Answer The Phone With 'Hoi'

No matter how bizarre it sounds, it's normal for the Dutch to answer the phone with the very old-school 'hoi,' that even gave the roots for the nautical term 'ahoy.'

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A H
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2 months ago

I live here in the Netherlands, speak Dutch, and I don't understand how this is weird. "Hoi" just means hi and it isn't 'old school' at all

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The UK And Some Other Countries Still Drive On The Left Side

The UK And Some Other Countries Still Drive On The Left Side

Driving on the left side of the road is a feudal heirtage of the days when it was more convenient to hold and use swords in the right hand and have any opposing traffic on the same side in order to fight them.

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All Lives Matter
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2 months ago

Yes we do, is this weird??

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#39

The Swedish Use A Special Cheese Slicer Instead Of A Knife

The Swedish Use A Special Cheese Slicer Instead Of A Knife

The Swedish are so serious about cheese that they use a cheese slicer (which is said to have been invented by Norwegians) instead of a regular knife.

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Dark_flame
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2 months ago

Didn't know this was uncommon in other countries, they seem to be available in other European countries as well?

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