12 Strange Behaviors That Are Normal in Other Countries

  • Julkaistu 27.11.2018
  • Did you know that the “okay” sign means “money” in Japan, “zero” in France, and is even considered a sexual insult in Brazil? Yikes! That's definitely not a situation you wanna find yourself in! Culture and location sure can make a difference when it comes to appropriate behavior and gestures.
    Every country has its own laws, traditions, rules, and specific features that might seem strange and even shocking to the people of other cultures. For example, did you know that in Denmark, people have picnics in cemeteries? Or that Tibetans show their tongue to greet others? Or that the Vietnamese consider crossed fingers offensive? Our world is amazing and unique and that’s what Bright Side keeps reminding our readers. The following 16 facts confirm this statement.
    In Demark, people have picnics in cemeteries 0:47
    People in Thailand don't let others touch their head 1:32
    In many Muslim countries, the left hand is considered the “dirty” one 2:13
    In Norway, people don't compliment others to their face 2:43
    People in Malaysia point with their thumb 3:15
    Koreans don't write names in red 3:43
    In Australia, sitting in the back of a taxi is rude 4:20
    Tibetans show their tongue to greet others 4:55
    People in China celebrate their birthday according to the Lunar calendar 5:35
    The Vietnamese consider crossed fingers offensive 6:09
    Indians don't say “thank you” too often 6:35
    Maasai tribe members spit at each other to show respect 7:11
    #strangetraditions #foreigncountries #strangerules
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    - For most of us, a cemetery is reserved for grieving families and an overall gloomy atmosphere. But believe it or not, it's not that uncommon to see a happy Danish family having a picnic or a young couple sunbathing there!
    - In many countries, patting someone on the head is a sign of approval and care, but that’s not the case in Thailand. Thai people strongly believe that the head is the most sacred and important part of the body where your soul resides.
    - Muslims usually use their left hand to clean themselves after going to the bathroom. You must use your right hand for greeting people and eating meals.
    - People in Norway are way more subtle with their compliments than, say, Americans are. They don't really like to put others on the spot and make them feel embarrassed by their words.
    - In Malaysia, pointing at someone with your index finger is considered really rude and offensive. You can kinda get away with this if you point at an animal or an object. But when it comes to people, Malaysians use another hand gesture.
    - In a lot of countries, it’s perfectly fine to use red ink to make someone's written name even more noticeable. In South Korea, though, locals would never do something like that. This superstition goes back to the times when red ink was used to write deceased people's names on the family register.
    - In the U.S., sitting in the front passenger seat next to the taxi driver would be really weird. That’s why it’s more common in America to sit in the back of the taxi. But in Australia, New Zealand, Scotland, Ireland, and the Netherlands, sitting in the back can be considered impolite.
    - If you go to Tibet, you're guaranteed to have fun every time you meet someone simply because Tibetans often stick their tongue out to say “hello”! This strange tradition originates from past times.
    - People in China add one year to their total age on their Lunar New Year's Day. That's why people in China can be one or even two years older in their age-counting system than in the international one.
    - In Vietnam, crossing your index and middle fingers over each other represents genitals, obviously making it an incredibly offensive gesture to show someone.
    - Indians take “thank you” way more seriously! If you say it in the wrong context, where it’ll sound insincere, it may even get you into trouble.
    - For the Maasai people of Kenya and northern Tanzania, spitting at one another is seen as a sign of blessing and respect. They also often spit on their palms before shaking hands.
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Kommentteja • 23 573

    BRIGHT SIDE  2 kuukautta sitten +1606

    Where is everybody from? 🙂
    Here's more crazy things about other countries: ficlips.com/video/k7vz01_mmxk/videot.html&t=1s

    • happy
      happy 24 päivää sitten


    • Ben Ruan
      Ben Ruan 24 päivää sitten

      I’m asian

    • name 1II
      name 1II Uukausi sitten

      I am from a galacse far far away!

  • Az Zulski
    Az Zulski 7 minuuttia sitten +1

    All fake

  • Mahlomula Mnisi
    Mahlomula Mnisi 10 minuuttia sitten

    i am from south africa

  • Maddy Shahi
    Maddy Shahi 12 minuuttia sitten

    No way you are describing about tibet and the picture of Nepal and nepalese 😎

  • Walker Girl
    Walker Girl 14 minuuttia sitten

    I am from Indonesia

  • Irina Goltzman
    Irina Goltzman 18 minuuttia sitten

    Yes I know another one. It's when you give Yellow flowers to Russians means not respect but divorce and bad things. In America it's nothing

  • Avaz WOrld
    Avaz WOrld 41 minuutti sitten

    i am a muslim everything you said is true

  • Fozzie Taylor
    Fozzie Taylor 50 minuuttia sitten


  • Helena Gachalifelover
    Helena Gachalifelover 51 minuutti sitten

    Well im in malay and im muslim

  • Iman Alya Khairil Anuar

    I'm a Malaysian and the reason why u point with ur thumb its because it shows like u want to talk about them in a good way. If u point with ur index to them it looks like ur talking about them in a rude way, so that's why I'm Malaysia u point with ur thumb.

  • Your Fury bro
    Your Fury bro Tunti sitten

    Please just, stop making fake content

  • Yashika Garg
    Yashika Garg Tunti sitten

    Oohhh!! Most of these are actually not right...

  • Google User
    Google User Tunti sitten

    Why do yu have nepali scenario on tibetean fact, thats nepal on screen not tibet.

  • Safoora Mazarei
    Safoora Mazarei Tunti sitten

    In Iran your thumb is your rude finger

  • LunarWolfTamer an Snow chan!

    I’m Vietnamese and I never new this.......

    I have done that before and no one thought it was offensive......

  • Arthur Elias Kruse Reiband

    It is because we wanna show the dead that we love them and to have fun with them

  • Arthur Elias Kruse Reiband

    I’m from Denmark

  • Bishesh Budhathoki
    Bishesh Budhathoki 2 tuntia sitten

    Showing Nepal and saying Tibet

    TEJ TALIN 3 tuntia sitten

    in noth korea they ct their hair in the given style s of the governament

  • Noah Topp
    Noah Topp 3 tuntia sitten

    You should get your facts right.

  • I have seen
    I have seen 4 tuntia sitten

    Indian people are saying dhanyawad 'thank u in hindi'

  • Jam Jam// JALD Gachatainment

    Wait....I POINT WITH MY THUMB?! Okay..maybe in some Asian countries do that but not Philippines, we use our index finger but for me I use index and middle because its rude for China to point in one finger and i have lots of Chinese friends and in Muslim countries is actually true so i still appreciate this video

  • NedMemes
    NedMemes 5 tuntia sitten

    Okay then you can only use your right hand to shake people's hands. But what if someone had an amputation to the right hand ?

  • Blackslap Ninja
    Blackslap Ninja 5 tuntia sitten

    I am Muslim

  • Joy John
    Joy John 6 tuntia sitten

    Wrong. We indians will use thank you always.

  • Isaac Manalo
    Isaac Manalo 7 tuntia sitten

    I'm from the Philippines but I always using my index finger to point to people

  • AX Molina
    AX Molina 7 tuntia sitten

    In some countries it's illegal to show the bottom of ur left foot

  • Quyen La Thuc
    Quyen La Thuc 7 tuntia sitten

    I’m from Vietnam and the cross-finger is not rude (for A LOT of people). Some people do that to cheer our U23 football team

  • Dolphin Magic
    Dolphin Magic 7 tuntia sitten

    Im half Australian Half French.....

  • Freddy Fazgirl
    Freddy Fazgirl 8 tuntia sitten

    Yea it's kinda true that we Filipinos don't like it when someone points a finger at us. But isn't that general? It's just so rude.
    One more thing. We Filipinos don't point our thumbs at someone. That's just weird.

  • Ingyin Kitten
    Ingyin Kitten 8 tuntia sitten

    In Myanmar 🇲🇲 they say thank you often

  • la lisa
    la lisa 8 tuntia sitten

    u cant touch someone in korean in a photo because thats disrespectful and its called "dirty hands"

  • Your friendly neighborhood Frazzina

    I’m Aussie and none of that is correct

  • crazy man
    crazy man 8 tuntia sitten



  • Brandon Frick
    Brandon Frick 9 tuntia sitten


  • the young artist
    the young artist 9 tuntia sitten

    Wth I am an Indian and i say thank you that is so offensive 😠😠😠😠😠😠😠😠😐

  • Maria Ana Glifonea
    Maria Ana Glifonea 9 tuntia sitten

    i am from philipines and i dont use my thumb to point at someone

  • camper plays
    camper plays 10 tuntia sitten

    im from phillipines but, we dont point with our thumb.I never seen a guy do that.

  • Calbo Man
    Calbo Man 10 tuntia sitten

    Lol Philippines don't use thumb to point

  • ThatSuper FunChannel
    ThatSuper FunChannel 10 tuntia sitten

    BrUh, that's a lie about Indians, I am an Indian and it's totally fine to say thanks. bRuH

  • Cold Mochi
    Cold Mochi 10 tuntia sitten +1

    Also, I’m Vietnamese and crossing your finger isn’t rude at all. I do it when I visit Vietnam, but I’m fine.

  • ThatSuper FunChannel
    ThatSuper FunChannel 10 tuntia sitten

    The "ok" sign in America means F-word you in Brazil.

  • Cold Mochi
    Cold Mochi 10 tuntia sitten +1

    In Malaysia, you don’t point with your thumb. You can point with your index finger. -.-

  • Mr. popularammo
    Mr. popularammo 11 tuntia sitten

    I'm born in Malaysia

  • The Great Wolf HD
    The Great Wolf HD 12 tuntia sitten

    2:16 carefull, maybe on this clip make someone hate you and hate muslim religion. Maybe change som title on the video, but great video

  • Sarah's EPIC World
    Sarah's EPIC World 12 tuntia sitten +1

    In America the ok sign means..

    Neck yourself 👌🏻

  • Mielle Trisha
    Mielle Trisha 12 tuntia sitten

    I’m pretty sure that filipinos don’t point with their thumbs

  • Caoimhe Rooney
    Caoimhe Rooney 13 tuntia sitten

    I live in Ireland and it’s not rude to sit in the back of a car

  • Zoey Gawthorp
    Zoey Gawthorp 13 tuntia sitten

    "O yah they spit on each other as a sign of respect"

  • Harry Chester
    Harry Chester 14 tuntia sitten +1

    My comment got erased because I said that in a country a thing can be normal while in others it can be weird so you have no reason to say it's weird, I mean, keeping a gun is normal in USA? Yeah, call us weird now

  • Bast 1038
    Bast 1038 14 tuntia sitten +1

    In Denmark we don’t have picnics In cemeteries??

  • PikaXL 123
    PikaXL 123 14 tuntia sitten +1

    I live in Ireland and that’s not true and I’ve been in Scotland and it’s not true 4:32

  • Chloe Groizard
    Chloe Groizard 14 tuntia sitten

    They are weird to us but not them

  • stopmotion girls
    stopmotion girls 15 tuntia sitten +1

    I live in the Netherlands and I have never seen anyone in the frond of a taxi.

  • Jackie’s Toy Channel
    Jackie’s Toy Channel 16 tuntia sitten

    Flowers in Russia

  • Hampus Spelar46
    Hampus Spelar46 16 tuntia sitten +1

    In Sweden you have ketchup on pasta

  • Yoyi Kid
    Yoyi Kid 17 tuntia sitten

    Im left handed.

  • Jade's Place
    Jade's Place 17 tuntia sitten

    CRASHING DISHES in denmark

  • Nika T
    Nika T 18 tuntia sitten

    In Russia, it's normal for some random person to come up to a kid and say how is your day or something like that......
    According to my mom.

  • Samhita Nandi
    Samhita Nandi 19 tuntia sitten

    Are you kidding I am a indian and this is all fake

  • subodh saxena
    subodh saxena 20 tuntia sitten +1

    Kenya me Arora (Kapil) ko bhejna chahiye

  • Nizon magar
    Nizon magar 21 tunti sitten

    Nepalese are not tibetian😤

  • Pamir Parshahri
    Pamir Parshahri 21 tunti sitten

    I am from a muslim country

  • Rockstar . Games
    Rockstar . Games 21 tunti sitten

    I’m Muslim and that’s not true

  • Peter Flood
    Peter Flood 22 tuntia sitten

    Hey I’m from Ireland and sitting in the back of a taxi is not rude

  • Lydia Natasta
    Lydia Natasta 22 tuntia sitten

    That ryt i malaysia and indonesia hihi

  • Doge Animations
    Doge Animations 23 tuntia sitten

    My dad lived in Germany for 3 years and he used to do this 👌 there. But when he realized the weird faces people made after he did that, he asked his German friend if it meant something different there. And to his surprise it meant......something Look it up XD

  • midnight flower
    midnight flower 23 tuntia sitten

    Kaya nga tama

  • vijay jai
    vijay jai Päivä sitten

    Fake fake

  • vijay jai
    vijay jai Päivä sitten

    No Indians say thank you each other

  • Michael Murphy
    Michael Murphy Päivä sitten +1

    In Ireland n it is not considered rude to sit in the back of a taxi actually 😂😂
    Also I never realized before that some countries don't have their washing machine in the kitchen.

  • Hello David
    Hello David Päivä sitten +1

    I righted someone or mine in red in South Korea

  • Hello David
    Hello David Päivä sitten +2

    No South Korea is false I’m South Korean

  • Alfred campolet Gamer Campolet

    Hi 👋 I,m a Filipino

  • Golden Mix
    Golden Mix Päivä sitten

    Us cutting our dicks

  • AyyyeItz_Alicia
    AyyyeItz_Alicia Päivä sitten

    Umm im Australian and sitting in the back of a taxi is fine. ;-;

  • your anime boi
    your anime boi Päivä sitten

    I'm a Filipino and the thumb thing is not true, we point with our index not thumb
    Ako ay pilipino at kung hinlalaki at Di namin pinangtuturo

  • Zara Wills
    Zara Wills Päivä sitten

    Hey ahh, we in New Zealand sit in the back of taxis like everyone else

  • E l l a B e l l a main
    E l l a B e l l a main Päivä sitten +1

    I'm from THAILAND and barbers don't have to say sorry if they touch there heads but the rest of the trailing thing is right

  • Google User
    Google User Päivä sitten


  • Kennedy Linder
    Kennedy Linder Päivä sitten

    This isn’t an easy fix this year 😡😍😚😃😘

  • Vandana Gohel
    Vandana Gohel Päivä sitten

    Don't just tell like that I love my India very much and India is very very great

  • Vandana Gohel
    Vandana Gohel Päivä sitten

    I am Indian and I often say thank you to others not like seriously

  • megaman X fan
    megaman X fan Päivä sitten

    1:42 sr pelo really explained touch

  • TheLightningKing
    TheLightningKing Päivä sitten +1

    But I’m in Vietnam and I do that alot lucky I do that at lunch in my school and I’m not in Vietnam anymore.

  • Amy :3 Summer :3
    Amy :3 Summer :3 Päivä sitten +1

    Well naw i can travel without woriong (i spelt somthing wrong didnt i? ;-; if i Did its bc inglhis isnt my first langueg)

  • Yvonne Flanagan
    Yvonne Flanagan Päivä sitten

    I'm Irish

  • sowcon desnuts
    sowcon desnuts Päivä sitten

    I'm Scottish and sitting in the back seat in a taxi is normal

  • Eoghan Hasson
    Eoghan Hasson Päivä sitten

    Not true I'm from Ireland and the taxi drivers dont find it rude

  • Ronald Fernandes
    Ronald Fernandes Päivä sitten

    The Indian one is not true

  • Filip Swagson
    Filip Swagson Päivä sitten

    sorry... nobody has picnics in Danish cemeteries

  • marsal boss
    marsal boss Päivä sitten

    I am from Somali 😀😀😀

  • KIND persoN
    KIND persoN Päivä sitten

    You guys are considering Nepal as Tibet??🤔
    That info is totally wrong
    No one stick there tongue out while greeting 🙄

  • ravi adhikari
    ravi adhikari Päivä sitten

    Showing nepal and saying tibet...
    That's such a weird thing......😑😑😑

  • sabita mishra
    sabita mishra Päivä sitten


  • Vijender Thakur
    Vijender Thakur Päivä sitten

    This video is full of incorrect information.You should search more before making such a video.

  • Paridhi Prabhakar
    Paridhi Prabhakar Päivä sitten

    Excuse me
    Please verify your facts before you create videos
    In India we say thank you a lot.
    We fold our hands in Respect in order to say thank you.
    Even pointing at people is a bad thing.
    So please check your facts BEFOREHAND. You have triggered many people.

  • Emirates #UAE
    Emirates #UAE 2 päivää sitten

    That's not tibet thats nepal

  • Prashant Bhandari
    Prashant Bhandari 2 päivää sitten

    indians are very unfriendly one time when Iwent to india they did not act like what you told

  • Đoan Huy
    Đoan Huy 2 päivää sitten

    wut actually im from viet nam and alot of people cross finger like that -_-