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In Indonesia, a person points with their thumb as it’s considered very rude to point with a forefinger. Laughing out loud

The Bahai People of Iran have their own calendar consisting of nineteen months each with nineteen days. Shock

In Thailand it’s considered very rude to cross your legs in public. Tongue

In Greece, a child’s tooth is thrown onto the roof for good luck. Laughing out loud

Japanese children cover their tummy button when they hear thunder. Wink

‘Morning Mr Magpie’ is often said by people in the UK to counteract the bad luck brought by the sighting of a single magpie. Smile

In the Philippines, it is prohibited for a couple to get married if a relative dies on the same year the wedding is supposed to happen. It is also a bad omen when 2 members of the family got married on the same year. Sad

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Fun?

Mart Valdez wrote:
fun fact about the Philippines: authorities give more credit/priorities to foreigners that to it's own citizens. which i hate because i am a Filipino XD.

Well, that doesn't seem very fun or fair at all. Sad

Crubeens (Crúibín) is an Irish dish made with with pig feet that are boiled and then breaded and fried. I would try it, can't be any worse than when I tried black (pig blood) pudding...

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Mart Valdez's picture
fun fact about the

fun fact about the Philippines:
authorities give more credit/priorities to foreigners that to it's own citizens. which i hate because i am a Filipino XD.

How's your mate?

"Good morning Mr. Magpie, how's your mate?"

Those extra words on the end are key, you have to remind the magpie it is one of a pair. According to my mother, who learnt to say this quite recently - neither of us had heard about it before then. ("One for sorrow, two for joy", etc, we have known for ages, of course.)