25 Things That You Will Only Find In These Countries

Every country is unique. Even two countries that are extremely similar, like the United States and Canada, or Australia and New Zealand are very different. The difference in culture can be quite incredible, but it’s not just the culture. It’s also the language, the traditions, and everything else that goes along with it.

Today, however, we’re also going to be looking at more concrete differences. For example, Nepal is the only country in the world with a non-rectangular flag (Switzerland’s flag is a square, and squares are rectangles). But some of these concrete differences will be a little bit silly. To give you an example, the United States is the only country on Earth where you have a “World Series” with only two countries in attendance (the US and Canada). As you can see, this list will mix a little bit of seriousness with a little bit of lightness and everything in-between.

So, whether you travel a lot or not, we’re sure that you’ll appreciate the differences between these countries. And if you haven’t traveled, maybe we’ll give you some ideas here that will inspire your future journeys! These are 25 things that you will only find in these countries!

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25

Norway

NorwayImage: wikipedia, Source: wikipedia

Here they celebrate the return of the sun after a long polar night (Sun Day).

24

Scotland

ScotlandImage: wikipedia, Source: wikipedia

Deep Fried Mars Bars

23

Italy

ItalyImage: wikipedia, Source: wikipedia

Police drive Lamborghinis.

22

Finland

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Sauna competitions

Note: People actually die in these.

21

Israel

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Every single building has a safe room…every single one.

20

Belgium

BelgiumImage: wikipedia, Source: wikipedia

After not having a government for more than 1 year, things are actually running smoother than they did when they did have a government.

19

Singapore

SingaporeImage: wikipedia, Source: reddit

In spite of being the safest country in the world, people reserve seats with tissues (because that is the only belonging they are willing to risk losing).

18

Thailand

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There is a nationwide water fight from April 13-15. Keyword: nationwide.

17

Switzerland

SwitzerlandImage: wikipedia, Source: reddit

People get upset when the train is 1 minute late.

Note: Japan is also like this.

16

Saudi Arabia

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Women are allowed to fly but not allowed to drive.

15

Romania

RomaniaImage: wikipedia, Source: wikipedia

Corpses are dug up, hearts cut out and then burned, and then the ashes are reburied with the body…all so the dead won’t come back and haunt anybody. (Strigoi)

 

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14

England

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The Cooper’s Hill Cheese-Rolling and Wake is an actual event where people chase a piece of cheese down a hill to see who can catch it first.

13

Canada

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There is a strategic maple syrup reserve.

Note: We’re not making this up.

12

Sweden

SwedenImage: wikipedia, Source: wikipedia

People eat rotten fish (Surströmming).

11

Iceland

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Music festivals happen inside of glaciers and volcanoes (Secret Solstice).

10

India

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Eating beef carries a longer jail sentence than raping somebody.

9

United States

United StatesImage: wikipedia, Source: wikipedia

Here you can find a “World Series” with only 2 countries in attendance (Canada and US), six figure medical bills, and Walmarts that sell AR-15’s.

 

 

8

Australia

AustraliaImage: wikipedia, Source: wikipedia

There are farms larger than the entire country of Israel (Anna Creek Station is 24,000 km2). Also, mammals lay eggs.

7

New Zealand

New ZealandImage: wikipedia, Source: wikipedia

There is a hill called Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapikimaungahoronukupokaiwhenuakitanatahu.

6

Netherlands

NetherlandsImage: pixabay, Source: wikipedia

There are more bikes than people.

5

Germany

GermanyImage: wikipedia, Source: wikipedia

This is probably the only country on Earth where you can be driving 250 kmh and still have a car pass you, all while driving past a police officer who wonders why you’re driving so slow.

4

South Africa

South AfricaImage: wikipedia, Source: wikipedia

People call traffic lights “robots.”

3

Nepal

NepalImage: youtube, Source: wikipedia

This country has non-rectangular flags.

2

United Kingdom

United KingdomImage: wikipedia, Source: wikipedia

There is a back-up power plant that has the sole purpose of providing power during commercial breaks because so many people turn on their kettles to make tea (TV Pickup).

1

China

ChinaImage: pixabay, Source: bbc

Reincarnation is outlawed without permission from the government.

 

Want to learn more interesting facts about the world? Check out 25 Tiny Countries That Are Smaller Than You’d Imagine.



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