34 Nations That Need to Think Long and Hard About What They’ve Done

34 Nations That Need to Think Long and Hard About What They’ve Done

Taking a trip any time soon? Good, you’ll need to know this stuff. It definitely won’t be in any tourism pamphlets, so pay attention. Slurp the hell out of those noodles in Japan, make kissing noises at the waiters in Myanmar, but don’t even whisper about magic in the Central African Republic — because 60 percent of their jailed women are behind bars for being witches.

GRACKED THE U.S WORKS WAY TOO MUCH. INSURICARE I I SERVICE Americans work almost 25% more hours than Europeans, 137 more hours per year than the Japanese, and 499 more hours per year than the French. Americans retire later, and take fewer vacations than most other countries.

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Testing nuclear bombs in the U.S. has killed over 10,000 Americans The U.S. government had 1,000 nuclear tests in Nevada, with another 67 in the Marshall Islands. The tests caused cancer, resulting in a very low estimate of the fatalities being in the thousands. CRACKED.COM

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CRACKED DON'T GET MAD, GET EVEN - SHOW 'EM THE SOLE. Showing the sole of your shoe has long been an insult in Arab culture.

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GRACKED IN RUSSIA AND CHINA: DON'T FINISH YOUR PLATE. In Russia and China, it is polite to leave a little food on your plate at the end of a meal as a sign of appreciation for the host's generosity.

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CRACKED SOUP-DRINKING ETIQUETTE: JAPAN STYLE. In Japan, slurping your noodles and soup is a sign of appreciation for the chef, and it is common to drink directly from the soup bowl instead of using a spoon.

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One of the worst things you can call someone in Thailand is a monitor lizard. The Thai word for the animal is considered so offensive that it's banned from TV and radio. CRACKED.COM

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All 40,000 of Chile's firefighters are volunteers. BOMBEROS MUÑOA They even have to pay monthly contributions to their stations, and they largely don't want to be paid - this is a tradition that dates to the founding of the service over 150 years ago. CRACKED.COM

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60% OF JAILED WOMEN IN THE CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC ARE DOING TIME FOR BEING WITCHES. Nic Ca And 40% of all criminal cases in the country are sorcery-related, making it the most commonly prosecuted felony. This has no parallel in the rest of the world. GRACKED.COM

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IN RUSSIA, BEER WASN'T CLASSIFIED AS AN ALCOHOLIC DRINK UNTIL 2011. Before that year, it was the only country where beer was sold and distributed just like soda and other soft drinks. A 1 БАЛТИК That means it could be bought and consumed by anyone, even in street kiosks and public transit stops. GRACKED.COM

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