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Jun 13, 2013 2:21 PM

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What are some interesting/weird things that you do or people do in your country that other countries don't?

I live in Canada and I know for sure some things that may sound odd to others.

For example, instead of cartons of milk, some places sell them in bags. I'm not sure if this happens anywhere else in the world, or even in any other province in Canada but it's certain you'll find bagged milk in every store where I live.
 
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Jun 13, 2013 2:22 PM

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People swim in floods.
 
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Last year, a search was conducted and 25 million American adults were living with their parents in the U.S.
 
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For example, instead of cartons of milk, some places sell them in bags. I'm not sure if this happens anywhere else in the world, or even in any other province in Canada but it's certain you'll find bagged milk in every store where I live.

It happens in Sudan and in local shops they even fill empty Pepsi glass bottles with milk and sell them cold lol and it's tasty as hell, good ol' times.
 
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Jun 13, 2013 2:27 PM

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Nikin said:
Last year, a search was conducted and 25 million American adults were living with their parents in the U.S.


Assuming that since they're living with their parents means they're unemployed that's rather alarming :o
 
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Last year, a search was conducted and 25 million American adults were living with their parents in the U.S.

I think that number is actually higher TBH.
 
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Scotland: battered anything, wearing kilts, not caring for england (okay that one can vary depending on the person).
 
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The Asian population is rapidly increasing compared to other races/nationalities.
As of 2012 (i think), Hispanic are now the majority in newborns.
 
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- The fact it has no mountains at all, the majority of the country is extremely flat.
- We use broken down bicycles to travel

 
Jun 13, 2013 2:43 PM

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I was referring to the Asian population IN the United States of America.
 
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Well, in percentage, Asian are currently dramatically high. OFF COURSE, Hispanics are much more in population, but its percentage isn't high because you are comparing the increase and the people who are in the country already. There are way more hispanics in the states than those being born or immigrating.
 
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Some people will literally kill you if you use the same services from other providers but not theirs.
 
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Highschool graduation involves putting on red overalls and then we drink for 17 days straight.

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Greece is so shit it sets a new world record for being the worst country on Earth.
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It is being to taught to be accepting of overweight people.
 
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Jun 13, 2013 3:22 PM

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Hello fellow Canadian ^7^ //

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Jun 13, 2013 3:29 PM

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Nobody here actually says 'eh'.
 
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Canada

I own a pet Polar bear.
 
Jun 13, 2013 3:32 PM

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Well, it's hard to think about something really odd... in my country the people used to kill each other in football(soccer) matches.
Although I guess it happens in another countries too...
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Was discovered by a guy sailing a boat, with other dudes, in search of a passage to the Orient. He failed horribly and ended in Canada.

Nowadays... it's cold and the Montreal Canadians cant hokey for shit.
 
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Nobody here actually says 'eh'.

I talked to a Canadian once and he said 'eh'.
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we oppress black people
guess what country i live in
america Japan.
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People build there homes in the flood plain and then want the government to pay for it when it floods...

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People build there homes in the flood plain and then want the government to pay for it when it floods...


i know where you live suzune
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We love to bemoan our own country and make fun of it as well as ourselves, but if some other fucker from another country insults in, then that's just not right.
 
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Fuck England.
 
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We love to bemoan our own country and make fun of it as well as ourselves, but if some other fucker from another country insults in, then that's just not right.


do you have guns
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IntervisioN said:
Nobody here actually says 'eh'.


yes we do


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Just another day on the streets of New Zealand.
 
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Just another day on the streets of New Zealand.

I doubt those three are actual New Zealanders though.
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Fuck England.

^ i support this person with full control of the uk government.
 
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Hitchens said:
Fuck England.

Fuck those twats.
 
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Suzune-chan said:
People build there homes in the flood plain and then want the government to pay for it when it floods...
I've always thought it was stupid that people would build houses in a place called Tornado Alley, like really.
 
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IntroverTurtle said:
Suzune-chan said:
People build there homes in the flood plain and then want the government to pay for it when it floods...
I've always thought it was stupid that people would build houses in a place called Tornado Alley, like really.


It's kinda like thrill seeking at a theme park.

Why pay for a season's pass though when simply living there gets you in for free?




 
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Canada

Everybody here rides polar bears to school.
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Everybody here rides polar bears to school.
I demand copyrights from that post.
 
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Num1dad_Asura said:
Canada

Everybody here rides polar bears to school.
I demand copyrights from that post.

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Olveparty said:
People eat stuff like:



and wear stuff like:



I'm jealous, in Finland we eat this:



And wear these kind of clothes:

 
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Num1dad_Asura said:
Canada

Everybody here rides polar bears to school.


This here is a common misconception

many are said to ride moose


“It’s fascinating. You know all these words, and they’re all English, but when you string them together into sentences, they just don’t make any sense.”
 
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Norway

We are born with skis on our feet.

We find it rude/strange to talk with stranger at the buss or train.

And we wear shorts and t-shirts outside in November, maybe we put on a sweater if its snowing or some jeans if we have to walk in half a meter deep snow.
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QueenJenny said:
IntervisioN said:
Nobody here actually says 'eh'.

I talked to a Canadian once and he said 'eh'.


It really depends on the person, but yes, some people really do say 'eh'. Just not at the end of every sentence like the stereotype :P
 
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Well, I'm from the Caribbean, so there, go figure.

@ OP, now that you mention it, we don't use carton milk either, we also sell it in bags (powder form) and also condensed milk in tins.

Other than that, anything you come to expect about the caribbean, yea.
Hey, at least we can drink alcohol as soon as we can hold a bottle, eh?
Among other stuff... *puff*
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Well, I'm from the Caribbean, so there, go figure.

@ OP, now that you mention it, we don't use carton milk either, we also sell it in bags (powder form) and also condensed milk in tins.

Other than that, anything you come to expect about the caribbean, yea.
Hey, at least we can drink alcohol as soon as we can hold a bottle, eh?
Among other stuff... *puff*


Yep we have condensed milk in tins too! Although I've never had it.

We don't sell it in powder form when it's in bags though; it's filled up and then you put the plastic bag of liquid milk into a carton thingy and cut one of the corners of the milk bag so the milk can be poured out.
 
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S4rin3 said:
We find it rude/strange to talk with stranger at the buss or train.


Really? People are always talking to each other if they don't know them. It really depends on the person, but some people can just up and start a whole conversation and then not talk to the person ever again.
 
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in Australia we eat this:



And wear these kind of clothes:

 
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