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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1 month 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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1 month 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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1 month 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
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1 month 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
BoredPanda Staff
1 month 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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1 month 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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1 month 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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1 month 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
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1 month 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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1 month 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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1 month 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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1 month 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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1 month 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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1 month 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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1 month 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
1 month 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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1 month 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
1 month ago (edited)

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

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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)
Community Member
1 month 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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1 month 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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1 month ago

All Arabs and Asians do that too :)

Ji
Community Member
1 month ago

Yep! A few don’t, but most homes in Asia have you take off work shoes and put on home slippers when entering a home, or even a school.

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Aya Hikage
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1 month ago

in germany it's quite common too but we take the shoes off inside. I think that should be more common elsewhere too. I don't understand why you would wear the shoes in your house you also wear on the street. It just makes no sense to me, I mean you have so much less cleaning to do if you take the shoes off

Mama Panda
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1 month ago

In the southwest part of the USA, there are scorpions that blend in with carpeting and are also venomous so it's wise to wear shoes inside or else the hospital would be flooded daily by scorpion stings.

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Foxxy (The Original)
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1 month ago

Don't wanna leave your shoes outside in Australia otherwise you may find a snake or spider has taken up residence lol.

Vicky Z
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1 month ago

I think I would sleep with my shoes on if I was there I'm scared of almost every insect lizard etc

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Kitti B.
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1 month ago

It's the same here in Hungary and in most European countries. Having your shoes on in your home is barbaric :P

H Edwards
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1 month ago

I actually think there are more countries where it's preferred to remove your outside shoes than countries where you don't.

Debbie
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1 month ago

In Sweden we leave them in the hallway.

BlockDog02
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1 month ago

Same in Poland

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BorPand8
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1 month ago

Are they talking about entering a building in general, or just people's homes? Because nobody in the Philippines takes their shoes off before entering a public building... I found a blog that says Thai people take them off before entering "temples, stores, hostels, hotels, and even on sleeper buses." Temples, definitely. But stores? That's just gross.

BlockDog02
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1 month ago

Yeah, same here in Poland. But not churches really, as those are the Christian temples I suppose

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denzoren
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1 month ago

I always found it weird when people enter their homes with their shoes or even go onto their bed with it. I grew up knowing that you've got to take off your shoes before you enter the house.

another one
Community Member
1 month ago

That's not weird at all.

James the boba boi
Community Member
1 month ago

Sounds normal to me

Hiie Posti
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1 month ago

Most Europeans do that!

frederic eeckman
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1 month ago

Sure we do that at home, but not in EVERY building. I wouldn't take my shoes to go to the post office.

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Manatee Mermaid
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1 month ago

In Jamaica we take off outside shoes and wear house shoes inside. My American friends would always tell me to leave my shoes on but it felt disrespectful to me so I always took them off. I admit it's annoying with snow boots but all the more reason to not track stuff inside.

Sac Shim
Community Member
1 month ago

In Japan as well. It’s much more hygienic. The horror of having a pair of dirty shoes and getting up on a bed..

향미
Community Member
1 month ago

as an Asian, I think it’s weird to *not* take your shoes off

Saara-Elina Kaukiainen
Community Member
1 month ago

Finland too. :)

BlockDog02
Community Member
1 month ago

Same in Poland :) At least in your own house, not really in buildings that aren't a person's home. I've got just socks on rn lol

BlockDog02
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1 month ago

And friends' house mostly*

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names and books
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1 month ago

i'm in the us and i don't wear shoes in the house... do people do that?

Michaela
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1 month ago

Same. They stay in the garage or closet right by the door. Shoes are gross.

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Allan Miller
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1 month ago

We do that in Canada on the west coast.

Mark Schilling
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1 month ago

The east too. Wearing shoes inside is an American thing.

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zenitsusunshine
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1 month ago

same back home in japan; even in schools, you have to change out of your outdoor shoes and put on your indoor shoes

Donkey boi
Community Member
1 month ago

Most of Europe, the Middle East and Asia do this. Some it's as you enter, others it's pretty much as pictured.

Nick P
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1 month ago

A very common thing in India. It's disrespectful to wear your footwear inside the house/temple.

Curry on...
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1 month ago

I take my shoes off at the door. There's no sense in tracking the outside grime in.

Guðrún Sveinsdóttir
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1 month ago

We take of our shoes in my country because of the weather.

Carito alias La Cototina
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1 month ago

I am from Chile and we use shoes inside the house, I emigrated to England and here everyone I know takes the shoes off when the enter a house. Some people even bring their own sleepers or socks to wear inside! I love this.

meowoui
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1 month ago

No taking someone else's shoes when leaving.

Leo Domitrix
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1 month ago

This is common in some European cultures, too. Shoes off!

Crazy Dog Lady
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1 month ago

THIS should be the custom in all homes/businesses. Once we started removing shoes in our home the floors were such much cleaner.

Jasmine Hufflepuff Henderson
Community Member
1 month ago

Some people have to wear shoes inside though. I have to because I have a leg that turns inward and my shoes are the only thing that helps my leg to not turn in and keeps me balanced. My grandmother also has planters heel and she has to wear shoes to help with the pain.

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Sue User
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2 weeks ago

I do this. Now I don't take them off outside because they would get wet, but right inside the door.

Hello Dolly
Community Member
1 month ago

I wish I could get my family to follow this rule! I even have a shoe rack and a special closet for shoes. I still find shoes around the house. Biggest pet peeve is when my hubby come home after a work out and keeps his shoes on and they touch the couch. Like come one we lay around on the couch I don’t want your shoes on it.

Tia Wong
Community Member
1 month ago

Canadians do this too.

Charlotte Shortt
Community Member
1 month ago

my mom makes me do this any time we walk in the house...

Anna Tuomisalo
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1 month ago

In Northern countries too, like Finland.

Willem Hunse
Community Member
1 month ago

same in canada

backatya
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1 month ago

So now your rug has smelly feet sweat and your shoes get spiders and other bugs in it.

Robert Hebert
Community Member
1 month ago

My house, too...

ASHRFOX
Community Member
1 month ago

It is a common thing in rural areas of most countries, especially on farms so you don't track s**t all over the floor

Fairsher
Community Member
1 month ago

Most Canadians remove their shoes also.

Babs Grieshaber
Community Member
1 month ago

I don't wear my shoes in my house, sounds perfectly normal to me. They come off at the door.

M Kate McCulloch
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1 month ago

I wear shoes indoors or out as little as possible. I like free feet... lol

Sharon Vaughn
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1 month ago

I take my shoes off when I come home and sometimes when entering a friend's home just b/c I prefer being barefoot.

Tracy Danis
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1 month ago

Most Canadian do this when entering homes.

Jane Petersen
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1 month ago

Again, Iceland as well.

Premislaus de Colo
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1 month ago

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Rall
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1 month ago

Most of the world remove their shoes inside, always bothered me to see americans laying in bed or on the sofa with shoes on

CharliAnn Olney
Community Member
1 month ago

A lot of Americans do that as well. I grew up that way. I always thought it odd that people did not take off their shoes in the house. Not Asian. Native American

Barbara Vandewalle
Community Member
1 month ago

My cousins in Canada did that. The mother knitted slippers for everyone in the family.

Demetri Bryant
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1 month ago

No $500 pairs of Air Jordans sold in that country...

surprised pikachu
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1 month ago

In america we take off our shoes when their dirty. However I have noticed it becoming a trend

Brandy Grote
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1 month ago

We did it to keep the carpet clean. We lived in San Diego. It was common in Hawaii as well, due to the Asian influence.

Lynne Harbison
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1 month ago

Courtesy in any country. Who wants dirt, faeces, urine and God knows what else brought into the house on the soles of shoes.

Souvenir Nikah
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1 month ago

It's common in Indonesia

Raven Sheridan
Community Member
1 month ago

Is shoe theft rampant in Thailand?

Mark Kelly
Community Member
1 month ago

What? We do it here in Canada.

ArhomR
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1 month ago

First one out is best dressed

Diana Eriksson
Community Member
1 month ago

In Scandinavia too

Trish Slaughter
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1 month ago

When I was small (back when dinosaurs roamed the earth and dirt was new) you automatically took your school shoes off when you came in the door. You put on slippers so your good shoes and your mom’s clean floors lasted longer,.

Tyrel McAllister
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

We did that in Canada, and we do that in Fiji. Only country i am aware of that usually wears shoes inside is the United States

NATHAN ENGLANDER
Community Member
1 month ago

Some Americans like me have that rule too. Mostly because my family has OCD and shoes are absolutely disgusting.

A. Jones
Community Member
1 month ago

I do this at home (states), but leave the shoes inside by the door (door entry is tiled). It helps keep the carpets clean and reduce bringing in germs.

Christina Eneroth (Eneroth3)
Community Member
1 month ago

Scandinavians do too. It's quite disgusting to walk with outdoor shoes inside a home.

Meghna Mohan
Community Member
1 month ago

In India, we either go barefoot inside the house or have specific flip-flops or comfortable slippers to wear inside alone. The outgoing shoes are kept outside or in a shoe box at the entrance of the house.

Person #1,051
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1 month ago

thats not common????

Ego_TheMusic
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1 month ago

Yup many New Zealanders too, especially on Marae.

Mark Schilling
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1 month ago

And so they should, at least in private homes.

Michelle V
Community Member
1 month ago

I could totally live with that!

Radek Suski
Community Member
1 month ago

Not common here but It's how I was been raised in Poland and my German wife do that as well so no shoes in our house 😜

lailyfnoor
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1 month ago

It's more like Asian thing,, and maybe other countries too

kjorn
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1 month ago

i never kept my shoes inside my house.

AzKhaleesi
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1 month ago

People that come to my house in the US do this to because if you dirty my floors I'll be pissed.

Eunice Dharmawirya 1730055
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1 month ago

Indonesians too

T. Godemiche
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1 month ago

Parts of Europe and Asia too

Tiny Dynamine
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1 month ago

This happens in many countries, even some European ones.

Aunt Messy
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1 month ago

And in Japan, and if you go to someone's home in Canada, you take off your shoes.

Sum Guy
Community Member
1 month ago

Also most Southern African households...

Mary Rose Kent
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1 month ago

But what they don’t mention is that it’s VERY RUDE to have the bottom of your foot positioned so that it’s facing/pointing at anyone.

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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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1 month 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
1 month 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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1 month 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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1 month 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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1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month 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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1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month 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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1 month 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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1 month 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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1 month 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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1 month 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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1 month 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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1 month 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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1 month 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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1 month 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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