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Not so surprising surprise

Not so surprising surprise

It almost feels like a right of passage for Americans to make this joke when they visit Europe.

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24th of July

Baby Steps

Baby Steps

Yes, people actually did that during the plague.

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12th of September
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Cutting ties

Cutting ties

It's done. King EU would take a quick power nap if it wasn't for Scotland's constant screaming in the background.

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1st of February

Eurovision 2019

Eurovision 2019

They found a compromise. Iceland covered up, but with rubber clothes under the leather straps.

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17th of May

Say hello to your new roommate

Say hello to your new roommate

Most places in the US people buy a spot for their family member that is supposed to be everlasting.

In Europe however it's common practice to reuse graves. People buy a spot for however long it's expected for a body/urn to decompose. After that they can choose to re-buy the spot for another number of years if they so wish. If they don't want to, another person will be buried there.

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27th of April
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Getting there fast

Getting there fast

It's so popular for young men in Saudi Arabia to do crazy car stunts that it has become the no. 1 reason for early deaths, or "lost years". In all other countries it's things like diseases, crime, stroke, war and heart disease.

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10th of August

Play date

Play date

Hopefully they'll play nice for a few hours.

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14th of June

Banned

Banned

China was banned from showing Eurovision because they censored the show. Eurovision is not a force to be messed with. Even Russia knows that.

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18th of May

Masterchef

Masterchef

British people eat more ready-made meals than the rest of Europe combined.

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23rd of March

White on white hate crime

White on white hate crime

Ah Poland. Europe's punching bag.

That's also why it doesn't make sense to talk about white and black culture outside of USA because the cultures are so different from country to country in Europe and there's a pecking order going on amongst white people. Even people from, say, the Middle East will rarely say "You white people" but rather "You French/German/Norwegian/and-so-on people"

Now, is it racism? It depends on how much you buy into the idea of race. A Dane who hates Swedes wouldn't call that racist, but people from Eastern Europe start to look different enough that it's often called racism, and in a way that plays into the negative feelings too. It's complicated.

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3rd of November