15 Countries You Picture Wrong Vs. Reality: Side By Side

OK, Internet philistines, it's time for your lesson. Anyone who's watched television or movies or even checked out a meme or two in the last decade will see that the same tired stereotypes are being pushed around. Naturally, some people just sort of accept these things as true without a second thought.

So in an effort to provide the planet Earth with an education it isn't receiving in school, we tasked our readers with dispelling some common stereotypes with nothing but cold, hard facts. The results are below ...

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Entry by SamWhite

Everyone pictures Kenya as a wild or impoverished land But in reality Kenya is a modern state with bustling cities and a capital home to over three mi

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Entry by Chan Teik Onn

WHEN YOU HEAR THIRD WORLD COUNTRIES YOU IMAGINE POOR COUNTRIES. IT DOESN'T ACTUALLY INDICATE A COUNTRY'S FINANCIAL PROWESS AT ALL. SUCH INDICATION L

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Entry by BATZARRO

CRACKEDCON When you think of wom the en in Muslim world, you probably imagine all the women sequestered in harems and draped in veils in public. The t

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Entry by Chan Teik Onn

WHEN YOU TRAVEL TO LONDON, DON'T EVER CALL THIS TOWER BIG BEN.THE TOWER ITSELF IS CALLED ELIZABETH TOWER. NOW THIS IS BIG BEN. BIG BEN IS THE NAME GIV

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Oh, Canada, where medical treatment is provided by public hospitals and paid for by the government. EMERGE anado Unless that treatment involves medica

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GRACKED Afraid to go to Australia because of the sharks, snakes, and crocodiles? Those aren't even Australia's deadliest animals anyway. In deaths per

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Entry by Chan Teik Onn

They drink obscene amounts of tea in England! (Not exactly) Ireland drinks more (4.831 pounds/ year) but Turkey tops the list (6.961 pounds). CRACKED

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Entry by Calvin Riedy

Myth: Somalia has the highest rate of piracy in the world. Reality: The piracy rate in Somalia has dropped significantly since 2013. Now most pirate a

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Entry by Sagar Parikh

Myth: Madagascar is all jungle and primitive tribes. Reality: It has a thriving economy with its own airlines, 5 star hotels, and shopping malls. The

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Entry by Calvin Riedy

15 Countries You Picture Wrong Vs. Reality: Side By Side

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England is such a rainy place. In actuality, D Average millimeters per vear English Zurich cities 1048 Leeds 1.024 don't see more Naples 1.008 rainf

ANTARCTICA ls not completely covered with ice and SNOW. Pictured: Wright Valley, one of several that make up the McMurdo Dry Valleys. Also visible is

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Entry by okojemiako

MYTH Siberia is a frozen wasteland. REALITY Parts of Siberia have beautiful summers. Novosibirsk reached 87.80F (31C) last June. CRACKED COM

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Entry by Chan Teik Onn

ORAGKED COM Everybody knows that Jamaica is a stoner country, right? Nope! Jamaica strictly banned all forms of marijuana use until 2015. Even now, th

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Entry by Rachel P.

SoCHI, RUSSIA, HOST OF THE 2014 WINTER OLYMPIOS SOMETIMES Looks LIKE THIS BUT MoST OF THE TIME, IT LookS LIKE THIS: CRACKED EOM

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