39 'Innocent' Things That Change Drastically Overseas

We here in America have a certain way we do things. But, as it may surprise our American readers, other countries have customs that run completely contrary to what we think as polite. We asked our readers to do some research that may just save you some jail time and gave $200 to the best tip ...

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Entry by DandyBerlin

TELL ME AGAIN HOW MUCH YOU ROOT FOR YOUR FAVOURITE TEAM Because in Australia ROOT SEX CRACKED COM

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Do you have a prescription for that gum? You will need one if you ever get a chance to chew gum in Singapore. CRACKED COM

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Entry by Chan Teik Onn

In Balkan countries like Bulgaria, Macedonia and Albania, shaking your head means YES and nodding means NO Now let's count the ways can humiliate you

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Entry by ValarieJ

In many Asian cultures, it is considered rude to show your teeth, even when laughing or smiling. Women who don't cover their mouths are behaving inapp

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Entry by Chan Teik Onn

CRACKED COM In the 1848 Hungarian Revolution, the Austrians ordered an execution of 13 Hungarian generals and ended: it with a toast. The Hungarians a

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Entry by SomerOf84

NICE HAt, YOUR ROYAL DOOFUS! ... is just the kind of insult to the king that could land you in jail in Thailand for 15 years, thanks to the local le

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CRACKEDCON MECTA AN MHBANMAOBAOMIA OSKHNORO BOTAOTE H LOSCAXKMPOB ET6MM In the Russian metro make way for an invalid, an older look- ing person or a

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DO YOU WANT TO GO TO NORTH KOREA? Didn't think sO. If you must go, you know better than to criticize its political and economic system... right? Here

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A GENTLE PAT ON THE HEAD IF YOU'RE A DOG: IF YOU'RE A BUDDHIST: GOOD BOY/GIRL I'M FONDLING YOUR JUNK/STEALING NICE DOGGY YOUR SPIRIT/VIOLATING YOUR TE

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Entry by mkad

You know how some non-English names are awk- ward for people when they come here? Names like Nastya, Semen, Fuku, etc? It works both ways, check iF yo

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Entry by Krisol

Thinking about feeding the pigeons when visiting St. Mark's Square, Venice? DON'T DO IT You could face a fine for feeding pigeons in the square, which

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Entry by Hammerofdawn

Some Hindu temples in India, are off limits for people following other religions. If you are a non-Hindu and enter these off limit temples, you will g

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Entry by CarolinaR

STAINEES Forget the bad luck, sall can be insulting. Don't add salt to your food in Egypt. Doing so will make your host think you hated the food.

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Entry by SärahNour

Crossing In Vietnam, crossing your your fingers, arms is a sign of respect. however, means you're calling FINNFL Ry someone CNEANS a c**t.

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Entry by Paka

isn't hard to remember- really It you enter almost WheN household,! any remove Asian your To repeat, please remove shoes. when shoes you enteran your

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Entry by j.albatross

DON'T WANT PEOPLE THINKING YOU'RE OUT TO KILL THEM? RRAR DON'T WRITE ANY PEOPLE'S NAMES IN RED INK IN KOREA. CUNLESS THEY'RE DEAD ALREADY THEN BLEED A

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Entry by Gisele

When travelling in Iran, do not accept everything the locals offer you. If a shopkeeper refuses your payment, it is not that he is being very generous

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Entry by bluedaisy

Don't say Ohh, I love your furniture! to someone in Jordan, Senegal, or Nigeria unless you want to take it home with you, too.

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Entry by Chan Teik Onn

Never wear shorts or khakis in India, unless you want to be recognized as A 'pariah'. Shorts, according to India's culture, are clothings for the lowe

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In Venezuela. It's improper to arrive in time or early when invited over for a meal A guest io being O early 9 or on time is seen as eager or CRACKED

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Entry by ValarieJ

CRACKEDCO CONT In many countries outside North America. your server will not bring your check until you request it. They see bringing the check as tel

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Entry by RisaRocksIt

Unless you enjoy a good slap, don't tell someone in England that you like their pants. You've just complimented their underwear. GRAGKEDCON

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Entry by ourhero1

No Farewell Pictures in Kazakhstan: In Kazakhstan, it is actually illegal to take photographs in Or near: airports. CRACKED.COM

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Entry by Hammerofdawn

In some Asian countries, posing like this, in front of religious statues and artifacts, is insulting, hurtful and sometimes against the law.

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Entry by SärahNour

An American may see this as I got your nose! An American who knows sign language may see this as the letter T. A person in Turkey would see this as

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Dining in France? Don't be in such g hurry to split that bill. The French consider it rude to offer to go dutch especially in business meetings. Eit

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Entry by Burkleigh

CRACKEDCOr In France, you must be sure to greet shop employees when you enter the store, before asking them any questions about the merchandise-otherw

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Entry by Zanthia

ORACKED.CON When traveling to Russia, don't smile at strangers A smile is not considered a neutral, polite face. as it is in the US. Russians reserve

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Entry by Paka

IN JAPAN, STICKING YOUR CHOPSTICKS UPRIGHT IN YOUR RICE IS VIEWED AS AN OFFERING TO DEAD SPIRITS.

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Entry by DarrenJames

IN THAILAND AND INDIA IT IS THE HEIGHT OF BAD MANNERS TO SHOW THE SOLES OF YOUR FEET BAD NEWS FOR BBITS CRACKED COM

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Entry by Honeyko

osLouto oJad Mupume oniy MKKAb DISOBEY THIS SIGN ON THE ROAD TO MECCA IN SAUDIA ARABIA, AND YOU WILL BE DEPORTED. CRACKEDCON

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Entry by lazyheretic

IN KORER never refuse a drink from your boss. Power Beer For Koreans, drinking is Tip: fill his glass considered a way to get to for him. It's conside

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Entry by Chan Teik Onn

A firm handshake in the West signifies enthusiasm. spirit. confidence and authority. A firm handshake in the East. particularly China. signifies AGGRE

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Entry by Bennett Rea

In ukraine, flowers given in numbers even are ONLY to express sympathy, mainly for funerals. So giving date half-dozen RES your a is going to freak he

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Italy, Spain, US Portugal, meaning: Brazil, and Colombia Rock on! meaning: Your wife is total slut! CRACKEDcON a

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Entry by Old.Man

WHOA! WATCH WHERE YOU POINT THAT! In Arab culture the bottom of the foot is considered the lowest of the low, and pointing it at someone is basicall

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Entry by thekidnapper

In Germany, it is preferred that men sit while urinating.

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Be careful with that toilet paper! In many countries around the world, plumbing cannot handle toilet paper being flushed. Look for a garbage can near

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