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7 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Voting In Other Countries

7 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Voting In Other Countries

Some are practical, others just sound like fun — here are seven facts about voting in other countries that help increase voter turnout and make Election Day even more exciting.
The Grim Reaper And Friends: How 5 Different Cultures Imagine Death

The Grim Reaper And Friends: How 5 Different Cultures Imagine Death

You’re probably familiar with the Grim Reaper, but do you know about the other symbols of death around the world?
A Cultural History Of Pumpkins And Gourds

A Cultural History Of Pumpkins And Gourds

It’s fall, which means pumpkins have been shoved into every space they can fit into. How did they become ubiquitous? The history of pumpkins provides clues.
Around The World In 23 Cups Of Coffee

Around The World In 23 Cups Of Coffee

Feed your caffeine addiction with this satisfying (and stimulating) tour of international coffee culture.
Why Do Some Cultures Eat Spicy Foods And Others Don’t?

Why Do Some Cultures Eat Spicy Foods And Others Don’t?

Variety is the spice of life, and some of that variety involves bland, bland food.
‘Sliding In On A Shrimp Sandwich’: The Best International Business Jargon

‘Sliding In On A Shrimp Sandwich’: The Best International Business Jargon

International chambers of commerce share their favorite cliché corporate phrases from countries around the world.
10 Fun And Fascinating Facts About Foreign Currency

10 Fun And Fascinating Facts About Foreign Currency

Do you know the most and least valuable foreign currency, or how much it costs to make a penny? Read on for insights about the world’s money.
16 Birthday Traditions Around The World That Might Surprise You

16 Birthday Traditions Around The World That Might Surprise You

From having things thrown at you to eating really long noodles, these birthday traditions around the world may take Americans by surprise.
Is It Appropriate To Burp In Other Countries?

Is It Appropriate To Burp In Other Countries?

To burp or not to burp, that is the question. (Sorry, Shakespeare.)
9 Delightful Welsh Words You Should Probably Know About

9 Delightful Welsh Words You Should Probably Know About

The Welsh language is full of fun, bouncy words that look impossible to pronounce to the average English speaker.
Ice Cream Around The World: 7 Tasty Summer Treats

Ice Cream Around The World: 7 Tasty Summer Treats

Cool off this summer with a delicious dessert from another country. Here’s your guide to ice cream around the world.
Owning Language: The Weird World Of Trademarking Words

Owning Language: The Weird World Of Trademarking Words

We’re surrounded by words and phrases that have been copyrighted, from company names to catchphrases. But what does it mean to actually own a piece of language?
Quiz: Are You Ready For Your Spanish Beach Vacation?

Quiz: Are You Ready For Your Spanish Beach Vacation?

It’s summer! Time to fly off to enjoy the warm shores of another country. But are you prepared for the language challenge?