12 Strange Behaviors That Are Normal in Other Countries

  • Publisert 27. nov.. 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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Kommentarer • 23 359

    BRIGHT SIDE  2 måneder siden +1590

    Where is everybody from? 🙂
    Here's more crazy things about other countries: no-clip.com/video/k7vz01_mmxk/video.html&t=1s

    • happy
      happy 20 dager siden


    • Ben Ruan
      Ben Ruan 20 dager siden

      I’m asian

    • name 1II
      name 1II Måned siden

      I am from a galacse far far away!

  • vids46SB
    vids46SB 9 minutter siden

    Yeah, I’m Australian, your taxi thing is wrong AF mate!

  • Rema Prasad
    Rema Prasad 21 minutt siden

    Bright side is is the channel that gives me the most knowledge

  • Brent aron Garcesa
    Brent aron Garcesa 47 minutter siden +1

    I love your vids but other what you said are fake , im a filipino and we dont use thumbs to point and muslim , left hand is not dirty

  • Gimmo YT
    Gimmo YT Time siden

    Im from Denmark 😂

  • Dabber S
    Dabber S Time siden

    I come from netherlands and they dont like if u sit in front

  • Chubby Chaser
    Chubby Chaser Time siden

    Get your facts right. We don't use thumb to point someone here in the Philippines. We use the index finger all the time.

  • Ayush jain
    Ayush jain Time siden

    7:49 omg

  • Absolute Zero Kiryu
    Absolute Zero Kiryu 3 timer siden

    I'm from Norway and it's not fully true

  • Pundalik Dongare
    Pundalik Dongare 3 timer siden

    Who said Indians dont like thank you i am one u r wrong

  • Aina Batrisya
    Aina Batrisya 3 timer siden

    In malaysian they solat

  • Hero Jellyz9
    Hero Jellyz9 3 timer siden

    In Singapore, transports always come in 6 mins

  • Progang Gamer
    Progang Gamer 3 timer siden +1

    No joke i just tested pointing woth my thumb and suddenly "this tradition is common in tge phillipines" THATS MY COUNTRY

  • LCYplayz_YT
    LCYplayz_YT 3 timer siden

    I am Malaysian Chinese. In Malaysia I always point with my index finger and it doesn't matter.

  • Animation Studios
    Animation Studios 4 timer siden +1

    Im a “Filipino” but i keep using my index finger ...my mom says STOP USING THE INDEX FINGERS .......and when i watch this i said
    “Ooooooh thats why she said that.”

  • MK Studios
    MK Studios 4 timer siden

    People don't say thank you in India? Seriously? You are wrong my friend!

  • HVM Chanel
    HVM Chanel 4 timer siden

    I am a Vietnamese and cross finger is super normal

    IM TREESUWAN 4 timer siden +1

    1:33 im thailand and thats basiclly 5:0% true becuse thai kids are not allowed too touch older people's head idk why but its true

  • William Soleid
    William Soleid 6 timer siden

    You are not that smart i come from Norway but it's not like you say

  • Ayesha Risveth
    Ayesha Risveth 6 timer siden +1

    Philippines!and we don't point with are thumbs.....

  • Arman Hafiy
    Arman Hafiy 6 timer siden

    oh no i live in malaysia

  • Magda Tapp
    Magda Tapp 6 timer siden

    I'm polish and I know 1 unordinary behaviour. It is Polish poeple drink bears at every party there is even KIDS weird isn't it

  • Depressing Smile!
    Depressing Smile! 7 timer siden +1

    7:12 ew.

  • Depressing Smile!
    Depressing Smile! 7 timer siden +1

    3:14 im malaysia and i use fingers to point at people and as a malaysian that is the way to be respectful. i dont point using that way.

  • bonbonquest
    bonbonquest 7 timer siden

    Those are images of NEPAL, not Tibet! And Filipinos don't point with the thumb. How do I know? I'm a Filipino living in Nepal. I've had about enough of this channel!

  • macaroontje 63
    macaroontje 63 8 timer siden +1

    Yeah i live in the netherlands and its really weird if you are alone and just come sitting next to the driver... you just do that when you know this person really well

  • sushi stormy1
    sushi stormy1 8 timer siden

    What if your left handed

  • Surjal Mallik
    Surjal Mallik 10 timer siden

    the indian fact is wrong

  • Monster Meg
    Monster Meg 10 timer siden

    Are you sure about the Thailand one?🤔I'm from Thailand and I don't think it's entirely true...😓

  • Sean Chandler
    Sean Chandler 11 timer siden

    I'm from USA but idk why i can't reply to ur comment bright side

  • Lubid
    Lubid 11 timer siden

    I lived in Philippines and I never heard of that.

  • himod
    himod 11 timer siden

    You said Tibetans and take a Nepalese video. This is not a Tibet this is Nepal 🇳🇵

  • Annabelle Denniston
    Annabelle Denniston 12 timer siden

    That is just not true
    Please stop looking things up on google for your vids
    It is not accurate...I read the comments below...😑

  • please dont subcribe
    please dont subcribe 12 timer siden

    In Mexico we throw sandals at our kids.Were really good at throwing

  • marlene uselton
    marlene uselton 12 timer siden

    Redding California

  • Teeka Bhattarai
    Teeka Bhattarai 13 timer siden

    You are showing places of nepal for showing tibet

  • Lucas Mantovani
    Lucas Mantovani 13 timer siden

    in Japan, people refer to you as a third person because it's kinda rude to use the word "you"

  • TylerErik K
    TylerErik K 13 timer siden

    T series and India.. NO not T series sub to pewds the gap is too close

  • Lucas Smith
    Lucas Smith 15 timer siden

    I heard that in France you have to greet each other kissing each other on the cheek 4 times

  • Brionnah Parm
    Brionnah Parm 15 timer siden

    In Syria they call strangers Aunt and Uncle

  • anna Smith
    anna Smith 16 timer siden

    Can you please show your face sometime I don't like having to superhero at a screen without a face in a video

  • culix does vids
    culix does vids 16 timer siden

    4:50 ... who stuck their tounge out and accidentally spit or drooled on their phone or computer

  • Qaseem Mohammad
    Qaseem Mohammad 16 timer siden

    Im a muslim and I am left handed

  • School Kid
    School Kid 17 timer siden

    On easter I had a picknic at a semtary

  • Random Me
    Random Me 18 timer siden

    In other countries they eat till there full not until there obese

  • Chase Davis
    Chase Davis 18 timer siden

    The thumb nail is a lie nothing weird is happening

  • iwanos Iwan
    iwanos Iwan 19 timer siden

    I don't have a taxi ride

  • yA Like jaZz
    yA Like jaZz 19 timer siden

    They do random facts that aren't even true just for subs (maybe)

  • Moonstar79
    Moonstar79 19 timer siden

    99% of people are saying this is all wrong information
    Then there's the 1% that's preparing to take advantage of the spit thing

    SANTHU RAJ 19 timer siden

    What you said about India is absolutely wrong bro. 🤭

  • Moonstar79
    Moonstar79 19 timer siden +1

    In ancient Greece, you didn't give people compliments- in fact, you insulted them on their special occasions- because it was believed that the Greek gods didn't want you to be too happy, and if they saw you being showered with praise...
    They'd fix that.

  • SpaYco
    SpaYco 19 timer siden

    so u just write a search on Google and make a vid and fool everyone, do a better research next time,
    i don't need to explain what i said, just look at the comments

  • Sleepy Chu
    Sleepy Chu 19 timer siden

    So that's why I was spit on

  • Callum Wittenbrink
    Callum Wittenbrink 19 timer siden +1

    The Scotland one is wrong 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿. It’s ok to sit in the back seat of a taxi and certainly is considered “Snobbish”

  • Nurhan Yildiz
    Nurhan Yildiz 20 timer siden

    We must spit on them

  • Kid Dubes
    Kid Dubes 20 timer siden

    I live in Ireland and you don’t have to sit in the front of the taxi you can sit in the back and it’s not rude trust me I never sit in the front in taxis only like 6 times

  • Thanh Hải Lưu
    Thanh Hải Lưu 21 time siden

    I don't mind but who told you VN fight you if you do that

  • Taqiben Yeamen
    Taqiben Yeamen 21 time siden

    So u r danishian?

  • awesomecat coolness
    awesomecat coolness 21 time siden

    Many in the US eat with their right hand. 😑

  • everthing
    everthing 22 timer siden

    Ewww... Spiting on the face

  • Halima ElDib
    Halima ElDib 22 timer siden

    btw the im muslim and we do use our left hand its not dirty

  • isaiah Jenson
    isaiah Jenson 23 timer siden

    At 7:45 they have a lot of spitting power

  • Markmathana Vanderaa

    At least some are right. I'm from Thailand and that's absolutely correct. They will think that you're are rude.So watch your steps.

  • Bhumika Desai
    Bhumika Desai Dag siden

    I live in India and if we say thank youit is nothng bad

  • Renu Tomar
    Renu Tomar Dag siden

    You are lie I am an Indian 😡😡😡

    MORDEN TV Dag siden

    I'm from MALAYSIA and that's true.

    MORDEN TV Dag siden

    And using tissue is not hygiene,guess which country is this?

    MORDEN TV Dag siden

    Bright side is so DARK

  • Anubhav Shukla
    Anubhav Shukla Dag siden

    Getting slippers and shoes inside the room is considered bad and unhygienic here in India.

  • Anubhav Shukla
    Anubhav Shukla Dag siden

    We Indians touch the feet of our elders on meeting as a sign of respect and elders either touch the head or embrace us to give blessing( sometimes kiss on forehead too) .

  • Orange Skull Monster

    For the left hand is not dirty but is the hand of devil the QURAN says that end GOD

  • Ronnel Morido
    Ronnel Morido Dag siden

    we dont do thumbs refering to person tbh!

  • Kamlesh Kumari
    Kamlesh Kumari Dag siden +1

    Indians dont say thankyou cause they say Dhanyavad Bhai.Phir milenge.Or in restaurant they say Bhot accha khana tha.
    And its not true oftenly the say it ..I am an Indian I also say it.🙄🙏

  • UltimateKids Gaming&Math

    i'm from the US

  • Chito Returns123
    Chito Returns123 Dag siden

    Some of these are lies

  • Xandre Arsoler
    Xandre Arsoler Dag siden

    We don't do that in the Philippines!

  • Dota 2 stuff! Sorry

    Uhm bright side... we dont Point at people using thumbs-Philippines we point them if they are behind us but not in a weird way where you point your thumb in front No offense

  • Mustafa Hassan
    Mustafa Hassan Dag siden

    The third one is wrong i am a muslim i live in iraq and all of it is fake eating in left hand dosent mean that youre stinky

  • ITZ.Bella.Bxtch
    ITZ.Bella.Bxtch Dag siden

    sitting in the back seat of a taxi is not considered rude in Ireland
    it is awkward sitting the front seat as you are obligated to speak with the driver
    get your facts right before posting a video with mainly false fact

  • Chandan Sonkar
    Chandan Sonkar Dag siden

    Last 1 ewwwwwwww

  • Sachin Parab
    Sachin Parab Dag siden +1

    We say thank you and we the the best and no other country is like India 🇮🇳🇮🇳

  • Amy Mary Kurkalang
    Amy Mary Kurkalang Dag siden

    I'm an Indian

  • Lana Goessl
    Lana Goessl Dag siden

    3:59 it's not only for the diseased but also for the dead and betrayers. I know this cuz IM SOUTH KOREAN PEOPLE!

  • Benjamin Johannsen
    Benjamin Johannsen Dag siden

    Im from Danmark

  • leaha dewe
    leaha dewe Dag siden

    I’m that’s not true

  • unicorn girl
    unicorn girl Dag siden

    Very rude because I live in the US

  • Mosner Hedgar
    Mosner Hedgar Dag siden +2

    We eat cat from where I come from

  • Animal Animationz
    Animal Animationz Dag siden

    2:15 also you have to always put on your right shoe first
    Also we DO NOT consider the left hand dirty, though most things you do it’s better to use your right hand we have nothing against the left hand
    (I’m Muslim so I would know ;3)

  • Karina Carolina
    Karina Carolina Dag siden

    Best Contries In the World:
    8:New Zealand

  • Ashvin Gaming
    Ashvin Gaming Dag siden


  • 19148PA
    19148PA Dag siden

    chinese peeps have two birthdays

  • mrgamerlion
    mrgamerlion Dag siden


  • happy days
    happy days Dag siden

    pointing at some one in the us is also offensive just so you know

  • Kathy Nguyen
    Kathy Nguyen Dag siden

    Vietnamese people don’t take that offensive at all I should know because I’m Vietnamese

  • D Ives
    D Ives Dag siden

    I am from American

  • MIgs Al Lu
    MIgs Al Lu Dag siden

    Wrong! We don't point people using our thumb! we more likely to use our mouth ! I'm from the Philippines so i know,, this makes me upset.

  • Roda Valdez
    Roda Valdez Dag siden

    IDK in Dominican republic weird things believe but I now if you mess with a Dominican boy you have to run

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  • Banana Berry
    Banana Berry Dag siden

    All these people saying you’re wrong though.

  • Otaku_ Fujoshi
    Otaku_ Fujoshi Dag siden

    I originated in America but my ethnicity is Bengali. People in my country actually don’t stick up thier thumbs often, I learned that from my mother. I had asked why? She said its impolite and it means the same thing as the middle finger in America.