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
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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 • 17 136

    BRIGHT SIDE  18 päivää sitten +1109

    Where is everybody from? 🙂
    Here's more crazy things about other countries: ficlips.com/video/k7vz01_MMxk/videot.html&t=1s

  • Kpop Is life
    Kpop Is life 23 minuuttia sitten

    Dear BRIGHT SIDE, since you wanted to know where we are from I’m from Cambodia 🇰🇭. Please don’t talk to me in Cambodian. I still need to learn Cambodian. I’m still young so I don’t really know Cambodian. This is how you say “hi” in Cambodian, jomripsoo ( jome-rip-soo ).

  • Xu Miao
    Xu Miao 41 minuutti sitten

    I am from China I don't know my lunar birthday. ONLY in the rural area people still doing that age counting rule because no one want to be older even in the "dark evil red commu" China as some westerners said lul.
    Plus, I think it is not only in Korea(either north and south), but also impolite to write some one's name in red color or draw a square or circle out side of some one's name(mostly square, circle is not big deal but better avoid it). Because in ancient time the name of the single one whose going to be executed was writing in red color. And for the people who already passed away, you need to draw a square to cover that person's name when it appears in bunch of living people's names.

  • Noor e hira khan
    Noor e hira khan 49 minuuttia sitten

    Eating with left hand is considered dirty but not as a country but for religious reasons. Muslims have to eat with heir right hand and drink water with right hand as well

  • Adam Abu Turk
    Adam Abu Turk 49 minuuttia sitten

    i will right biology in red

  • Rocktoybonnie
    Rocktoybonnie 58 minuuttia sitten

    im from phillipines and i never point at any body with my thumb

  • Hoang Quan Le
    Hoang Quan Le Tunti sitten

    4:20 I think the pics should be switched.

  • Hoang Quan Le
    Hoang Quan Le Tunti sitten

    Well I point with my thumb when something is at my sides or behind.

  • Hoang Quan Le
    Hoang Quan Le Tunti sitten

    Looks like "thank you" sarcasms are a grave insult in India, because not only is the thank u insincere, ur making fun of the other person by it.

  • Navreet Singh
    Navreet Singh Tunti sitten

    Nonsense video just to get views

  • Dina Aftab
    Dina Aftab Tunti sitten

    I am a muslim and ur left hand is not at all considered RUDE...we use it pray and etc.This info aint accurate

  • William Covell
    William Covell Tunti sitten

    #7 WRONG I don’t offend people when I sit in the back seat of a taxi...
    Plus... have you even BEEN to Australia before?

  • divya chandrasekaran
    divya chandrasekaran 2 tuntia sitten

    Indians dont hug each other especially between boys and girls of any ages and South Indian girls never drinks alcohol. It’s considered wrong

    CIKA FUN CHANNEL 2 tuntia sitten

    In Indonesia we can't wear something too open cloths

  • Aniya Fatini
    Aniya Fatini 3 tuntia sitten

    Im from Singapore and im a muslim.'In many Muslim countries, the left hand is considered the “dirty” one'You said it right!And Did u know,muslims(like me) must enter the toilet with their left food first.Good video though!Btw for the people who said the video above was wrong, not all are wrong. :)

  • Kitten Cutie
    Kitten Cutie 3 tuntia sitten

    It's already rude to point at someone in the US. My grandma-in-law thinks it's rude.

  • Moon Gacha
    Moon Gacha 3 tuntia sitten

    In Japan slurping noddles and drinks are not rude

  • Mariel Evan Gacal
    Mariel Evan Gacal 4 tuntia sitten +1

    Your wrong in the philipines we use Index Finger because im from philipines

  • Kevin Rogers
    Kevin Rogers 4 tuntia sitten

    In the USA its rude to point too,and some consider it to be disrespectful to point at people. Especially,when you judging or making fun of.

  • Shemos Ali
    Shemos Ali 4 tuntia sitten

    am araib

  • Ten_ yy
    Ten_ yy 5 tuntia sitten

    I’m Tibetan and I’ve never heard about showing tongue to greet others

  • kirztynn poblete
    kirztynn poblete 6 tuntia sitten

    Filipinos never point with there thumb

  • Taehyung'un Çikolatalı Kurabiyesi 🐯✌️

    I'm a Muslim we don't use our left hand to eat but it doesn't mean dirty we actually respect people who are using left hand to eat because not everyone can use their right hand

  • ItsMeh TheAmazingBro1
    ItsMeh TheAmazingBro1 7 tuntia sitten

    In the Philippines if you’re with someone it will be an issue..

  • Penguin gremlin
    Penguin gremlin 8 tuntia sitten

    It's not rude to sit in the back in Scotland

  • Naoise Corrigan
    Naoise Corrigan 8 tuntia sitten

    In Ireland taxi cabs have no assigned seats it doesn't matter

  • Amith Mangalat
    Amith Mangalat 8 tuntia sitten

    In India, State named Tamil Nadu celebrate wid inviting Frnds Nd family wen a girl attained her purberty.

  • Aman ibn Kalam Azad
    Aman ibn Kalam Azad 10 tuntia sitten

    Indian part is indeed wrong

  • Tahlia Peakman
    Tahlia Peakman 10 tuntia sitten

    we have taxis in New Zealand?! well, you learn something everyday

  • Gatcha Vids
    Gatcha Vids 11 tuntia sitten

    In Ireland my family says only men over 18 should sit in the front of a taxi EXEPT when you can’t fit everyone in the back because then only men sit in the front

  • raman grover
    raman grover 12 tuntia sitten

    Indian one is not fully correct,some people think like this.As I am an Indian we like to say thank you,and I liked the video

  • Veronica Qeedashi
    Veronica Qeedashi 13 tuntia sitten

    I have NEVER seen a picnic in a cemetary and i live here in Denmark.

  • Tubmaster 5000
    Tubmaster 5000 13 tuntia sitten

    In the London taxis I rode in, you can ONLY sit in the back, as there is no seat next to the driver.

  • Esther Lin
    Esther Lin 13 tuntia sitten +3

    5:36 EEEEY IM CHINESE ☺️How come I never heard that people in China celebrate their birthday according to the lunar calendar

  • seven . letters
    seven . letters 13 tuntia sitten

    Swearing casually at someone and they don’t get offended in afghan.

  • Martin Chamling
    Martin Chamling 14 tuntia sitten

    No8 isn't Tibet its Nepal bro

  • Maurits Verhage
    Maurits Verhage 14 tuntia sitten

    I am dutch and i never sit in the front of a cab. Neither does anyone i know

  • potal39
    potal39 14 tuntia sitten

    Well koreans these days
    Dosen't care about red writing
    Older people care sometime.

  • Shark Girl Crozan
    Shark Girl Crozan 14 tuntia sitten

    Im Living in DENMARK and im Living in the town:Vejle.

  • Kiki George
    Kiki George 14 tuntia sitten

    in Egypt 🇪🇬 saying bad words is really common even I do it

  • GamerBoy
    GamerBoy 16 tuntia sitten

    I am dutch 4:50 i never sat in the front seat in an taxi

  • eyeless Pig
    eyeless Pig 16 tuntia sitten

    that in China you eat cats and dogs and in Australia they do the sane thing

  • Chong Xin Yen
    Chong Xin Yen 16 tuntia sitten

    In Malaysia we can't use red pen too

  • lego animation
    lego animation 17 tuntia sitten

    In ireland sitting in the back of a taxi is not rude

  • Noob 1
    Noob 1 17 tuntia sitten

    Iam from malaysia best country

  • moh dozer787
    moh dozer787 17 tuntia sitten

    From eraq

  • ミヤホシ
    ミヤホシ 17 tuntia sitten

    Reading the comments is fun
    So many people are triggered
    And I’m one of them😂

  • Jyoti Singh
    Jyoti Singh 18 tuntia sitten

    we Indians know the meaning of thank u thanx for telling us we dont

  • 二宮寛二
    二宮寛二 18 tuntia sitten

    0:18 That is not true. That sign means ok in jp

  • The Galactic Princess
    The Galactic Princess 18 tuntia sitten

    I am Malaysian and what Bright Side say was true. And if u visit Malaysia never kiss in public.

    If u like to eat a chinese food,Indian food and other in one time u can go to Malaysia because Malaysia has a lot of unique food and unique culture that u could find only at Malaysia like Sea-Dayak(Iban),Baba & Nyonya,Dusun, Melanau and more!

  • chetna greesan
    chetna greesan 19 tuntia sitten

    Any Indians here??

  • ritika khanna
    ritika khanna 19 tuntia sitten

    Aww that so nice. Saying that about Indians I am one

  • L S
    L S 19 tuntia sitten

    Spitting on the baby!!! Noooooooooooo

  • L S
    L S 19 tuntia sitten

    That’s Nepal in the video not Tibet.

  • That Girl
    That Girl 19 tuntia sitten +2

    In Philippines we don’t usually don’t point with our thumb(but some people do point with their thumb). Just wanted to point it out

  • Murtagi Aldhaheri
    Murtagi Aldhaheri 19 tuntia sitten

    Well where I come from it’s okay to wear like no shirt

  • Murtagi Aldhaheri
    Murtagi Aldhaheri 20 tuntia sitten

    Yo I be Muslim allah

  • RedFox Gaming
    RedFox Gaming 20 tuntia sitten

    Pointing with a thumb in philippines is bad? Because i live there.

  • aishwarya singaravelu
    aishwarya singaravelu 20 tuntia sitten


  • promise diu
    promise diu 21 tunti sitten

    excuse meh??????? i am an indian and we do say thank you (next lol) and the other person also says welcome.

  • Alka Mishra
    Alka Mishra 21 tunti sitten

    I am indian

  • Victor D
    Victor D 21 tunti sitten

    Australians sit in taxi wherever we feels comfortable. It's not rude to sit at back, I always sit at back because I dont want sit next taxi driver at the front.

  • Jack Mcdig
    Jack Mcdig 21 tunti sitten +2

    Half of these or more are actually my culture of mixed views in california.

  • oX Blue Galxey Xo
    oX Blue Galxey Xo 22 tuntia sitten

    Number7 is wrong cause im austrilan and in a taxi its not rude to sit at the back

  • Ryan Chandra
    Ryan Chandra 22 tuntia sitten

    How accurate is this video? I live in Australia, originally from Indonesia. Back there we point at people using index finger and nobody thinks this is rude. Whenever I take a cab ride here in Australia, I always sit at the back and I never felt any indication that the driver is taking an offence in that. Research much?

  • Goku Ha
    Goku Ha 23 tuntia sitten

    In China it's the same thing for Koreans because I am Chinese and my mum told me

  • BTS Fangirl
    BTS Fangirl Päivä sitten

    I luve at the phillipined

  • unnamedyoutuber
    unnamedyoutuber Päivä sitten

    Being overweight is considered "normal" in the usa

  • Mary Dungo
    Mary Dungo Päivä sitten

    The thumb thing we don't do that i am not angry i m just saying

  • Queen Dragon Wizard #1
    Queen Dragon Wizard #1 Päivä sitten

    Us Americans have all sorts of greetings, screaming at eachother, throwing things slap, run into, all sorts of suff.

  • poison ivy
    poison ivy Päivä sitten

    5 is wrong im in the Philippines pointing someone is not a problem to anyone

  • The Shyest Ant
    The Shyest Ant Päivä sitten

    All the times I go Malaysia which is every year I see Malaysians point with their English finger

  • Itzwaffles_lazyclub Gacha life lover

    I’m Vietnamese 0-0 why so people in Vietnam so weird

  • Neo Tokyo
    Neo Tokyo Päivä sitten

    Number 15 Burger King foot lettuce the last thing you would want in your burger is someone’s foot fungus

  • EllisK minecraft & Roblox
    EllisK minecraft & Roblox Päivä sitten

    I’ve just been in NZ for 3 weeks and when I hopped into the taxi I sat in the back, the driver and I still had a good convo. In Australia most people like to have a good convo in the taxi, that’s why most people sit in the front however it’s not really considered “rude”. Don’t spread bad information, WHY AM I EVEN WATCHING THIS

  • koding kid
    koding kid Päivä sitten

    I'm Australian, and sitting in the back of a taxi is totally not rude

  • Talpola Sarkar
    Talpola Sarkar Päivä sitten

    You are wrong about Indians not thanking

  • Sky Leopard
    Sky Leopard Päivä sitten

    How much of this is actually true??

  • Tracy 1975 Dang
    Tracy 1975 Dang Päivä sitten

    I'm Vietnamese and I'm always doing that and it's not rude like really ur lying

  • Maya Dilone
    Maya Dilone Päivä sitten

    pointing is also offensive in the united states

  • Akim Mastura
    Akim Mastura Päivä sitten

    Im in phillipines but im muslim and also i speak english and filipino or tagalog

  • MarikoTheAngel
    MarikoTheAngel Päivä sitten

    That's right, in muslims countries the left hand considered the dirty one. If they are left handed than that's ok. But i haven't see someone gives a thumb thing in Indonesia :/ or probably just 20% or... Less, more...

  • Hector Tapias
    Hector Tapias Päivä sitten

    7:63 it’s the wakandan dance from the movie black panther

  • Kelly Tran
    Kelly Tran Päivä sitten

    Ok I’m Vietnamese and I cross my fingers so that’s wrong 👎🏻

  • syoino Kauai love
    syoino Kauai love Päivä sitten

    I'm am from America

  • Fatima Khan
    Fatima Khan Päivä sitten

    Baseless assumptions at best. Not weird facts. Facts, unlike opinions, are objectively true. Indians whether educated, illiterate, rural or urban all believe in saying Thank You. We have more than a dozen words that convey thank you. Not many though to convey you’re welcome.
    Also pointing is considered rude in more countries than you know, I guess. Have never heard of this weird thumb trick but very often open palm gesture is preferably used when one wants to point out something or someone.
    Facts and opinions are two very different things. Next time you title them as facts, please talk to a person who belongs to that place. White washed documentaries aren’t a factual source too.

  • piano kid
    piano kid Päivä sitten

    How about putting up your pinky finger in China? They say that's apparently swearing.

  • Asd Dsa
    Asd Dsa Päivä sitten

    You are a crackhead and the right hand is just kind of a God hand. That's it.

  • Shiva Shakti
    Shiva Shakti Päivä sitten

    Hey mate, plz do ur research befo u make any kind of video. U have millions of subscribers plz don’t mislead them. The clip u showed abt tibet wasn’t tibet its nepal.

  • Damanpreet kaur
    Damanpreet kaur Päivä sitten +2

    That much my mum told me and she is from India

  • Damanpreet kaur
    Damanpreet kaur Päivä sitten +1

    In India they don't say sorry

  • tallis mortallic
    tallis mortallic Päivä sitten

    Lol I wonder if the spitting thing ever caused a misunderstanding. 😂😂

  • Diamond4Life
    Diamond4Life Päivä sitten

    The Australian one is not true because they don't care what seat u sit in!

  • Holger Thygesen
    Holger Thygesen Päivä sitten

    Am i the only danisher herre linke if u from Denmark

  • shivraj mitkari
    shivraj mitkari Päivä sitten

    I am Indian.... information is wrong
    Australians are as well telling the information is wrong
    Inauthentic video...do proper study before making such video
    Request all to hit dislike

  • Pratyush Flautist
    Pratyush Flautist Päivä sitten

    The last one is extremely weird

  • dipali pasricha
    dipali pasricha Päivä sitten

    I an a Indian as well but I always say thank and my friends relatives strqngers etc. Also say

  • Cristina Fada Magica
    Cristina Fada Magica Päivä sitten

    I am from norway

  • Keya Ghosh
    Keya Ghosh Päivä sitten

    I am an Indian and it's not at all rude to say thank-you to others rather a person feels happy when u thank him after getting help.coming to the point of Muslims what about those who are lefty?! They don't consider their left hand dirty I have many Muslim friends

  • Sem Semy77
    Sem Semy77 Päivä sitten

    Bro you are wrong not in the netherlands i life there and its exatcly the same as the uk