You’ve just arrived in a certain Asian country and are considering immersing yourself in the culture. What you won’t expect are all the bizarre things that will come along the way. What may seem normal to them may seem unusual to you, from culinary differences to mannerisms. So, here’s a list of things that are guaranteed to frighten any tourist.
KFC on Christmas
When you think about Christmas food, the first thing that comes to mind is fruit cake or eggnog. If we’re being honest, no one likes fruit cakes, and for a good reason. The Japanese have taken this to heart and instead enjoy a warm KFC chicken bucket on Christmas day.
After years of marketing, KFC dominates Christmas in Japan. Tourists may be surprised to find something familiar this far away from home.
Chewing Gum in Singapore
If you are a foreigner looking to freshen up your mouth after a meal, then look twice. Chewing gum in Singapore is prohibited and it’s also illegal to distribute gum.
The only option is to get a prescription and take it to a pharmacy. This is weird because when did gum ever become medicine? If that doesn’t keep you away then be ready to pay some hefty fines if you want to break the law.
In Japan, cleaning ears can be quite an intimate experience. Be it with a parental figure or your partner. They do not use small buds like us though. Their ear cleaners are decorative with ends being puffy and cute, like a little Pomeranian.
The ends curve into a small spoon which helps to get the wax out. Much better than the smaller ones which push the wax into your ear.
Fear of the Number Four
If you ever enter a lift and find yourself confused because there’s no button for the fourth floor, then you are not the only one. Tetraphobia, the fear of the number four is quite common amongst Chinese, Korean and Japanese individuals.
This is another result of superstition because the words “demise” and “four” sound the same to them. You’d be better off climbing the stairs if you want to avoid this confusion.
Sugary Tomato Juice
Tomato is known for its rich tangy texture. Ketchup is the most famous form of consuming tomatoes. Some Asian countries also love to drink it in the form of juice.
While tomato juice isn’t surprising, you’ll be shocked to find out that Asians consume this juice along with some milk and honey. So, if you’re ever in the mood for a sweet and tangy drink then just hit a random store and enjoy some refreshing tomato milk juice.
If you have ever been the first to enter a lift in Japan and find the other occupants staring at you then it’s because you are the captain. The first to enter is designated the assignment of pressing the buttons for the other passengers.
Just enter at the end if you want to avoid this responsibility. The first person to make this must’ve been lazy if they couldn’t press the buttons themselves.
Interacting With Monkeys
In Thailand, visitors aren’t allowed to go near the elephants but the monkeys are fair game. You can visit an entire beach with interactive monkeys. They may even climb up your head and start digging through your hair for lice like you’re one of their own.
Just don’t carry any food or valuables in your hand openly unless you want these critters to swipe it out. You wouldn’t even be able to catch them after.
Shoes Aren’t Allowed
In Asian countries when you enter homes, it is customary to remove your shoes. You will be offered slippers instead for your feet. So, if you don’t want to offend anyone, this is one rule you should follow because no one wants to clean up the dirt you drag in.
Thailand also follows this rule as you may need to remove your shoes before entering any temples or other famous spots.
Ghost Hunting in Japan
There are a plethora of horror movies that show what happens to unwanted visitors. This doesn’t stop anyone from being too cautious about Casper and his pals. In Hokkaido, there’s a haunted schoolhouse that you can explore with some buddies if you are feeling extra brave.
If you have watched The Grudge, then we highly suggest staying away from such places if you don’t want to meet any brutal spirits.
Valentine’s day is special for all the couples out there, but what if you’re one of the people who didn’t receive any chocolates this year? Well, then South Korea has just the thing for you. Black day is celebrated by loners.
You can enjoy a steaming pile of black bean noodles if you are feeling miserable alone. At least you can spend the time laughing at boyfriends or husbands who forgot to get their significant other a gift.
The best thing about Asian cuisine is the street food. You’ll be surprised by the number of vendors as the streets are lined with them. The health choices may be a bit questionable but that’s always the risk with good food.
You’ll be alarmed by the crowded streets filled with vendors but this just means that you only need to look left or right if you get a craving for the munchies.
Respecting the Elderly
When it comes to respecting an individual, you expect to be treated the same way. If you’re in South Korea, then you’re out of luck as you might come across some elderly women who will give you a hard time.
As the elderly in South Korea are to be respected to the utmost, they often take advantage of this rule. They might call you names or scream at you for no reason at all.
Geese Replacing Guard Dogs
Dogs have always been a man’s best friend. However, it’s not the case in China as Geese are taking over for police dogs. This is because geese have great sonar skills and they are even said to be braver.
So, if you ever find yourself at a police checkpoint with geese instead of dogs then don’t even bother laughing. It’s really hard to imagine getting busted with substances because a goose ratted you out to the neighborhood cops.
In the Philippines, there’s a place called “Bucas Grande” where you can swim with some harmless and also a bit friendly jellyfish. From March to May and July and August, you’ll find this area blooming with jellyfish that will not sting you.
This makes for a once-in-a-lifetime dreamlike underwater experience you won’t find anywhere else. If SpongeBob can have fun in the field of jellyfish, who’s to say that you can’t?
Subway Chin Rest
Sloth is one of the seven fatal sins and this one defines it to the core. In Japanese trains, you can rest your chins if you are feeling more than a bit lazy.
This seems like a stupid idea but stupid is what sells as people do use these chin rests to catch a break between long commutes. It makes you lazy without making you look lazy so judge for yourself.
The average height in Asian countries is shorter than in western countries. So, if you have ever bumped your head when walking through doors, there’s a good reason for that. As the people are shorter, it influences how everything around them is built.
This includes doorways as people above six feet aren’t that common, to begin with, in some Asian countries. Just put some ice on that bump if you forget to bend down when going through such doors.
Cats have taken over the Internet. Who doesn’t love these adorable balls of fluff? Well, the Vietnamese don’t. This is because the meowing of a cat sounds suspiciously like their word for poverty. This isn’t surprising as superstitions run higher in the Asian community.
So, if you end up visiting Vietnam and find a lack of indoor pet cats then don’t end up surprised. This just means there are more cats for all the crazy cat ladies out there.
China’s Giant Buddha
Brazil may have beaten almost everyone in giant statues but China hasn’t held back in statues either. This giant statue of Buddha is a monster in size with eyebrows as long as five meters.
That’s even taller than your average basketball player, making athletes like Lebron pale in comparison. What’s fascinating is it was built way back in the eighth century. It kind of makes you wonder how such large structures were built so long ago.
Elevator on Cliff
Going up a cliff may seem easy but how do you get down when you are exhausted from the climb? Well, here is an elevator on the side of a cliff for all the lazy people out there.
Why bother wasting energy climbing when you can let the elevator do the climbing for you, right? Located in China, this behemoth travels up to a towering height of 300 meters. How crazy!
What’s better than a cup of coffee? A cup of coffee while you’re surrounded by hundreds of cats. Japan sure has a lot of weird stuff but this is one place you shouldn’t miss out.
These cafes are really popular amongst young people. You might be too busy playing with cats that you might forget to order but hey, at least you’re having fun petting some cute cats. The only downside may be some fur in your drink.
Celebrated in April, Songkran is a festival that takes place in Thailand. This festival is used to pay respect to elders by initiating an all-out war with water guns and balloons.
Visitors who are in Thailand for the summer are in for a treat, because no matter the age, a good water gun battle is always a good idea to distress. Better bring some extra clothing because you’re about to get drenched.
Rustic Pictures in Thailand
Who doesn’t love dressing up in new clothes? You may need to dig deep in Thailand but some stores let you take pictures dressed as old school Thailand citizens. It takes you back in time when things were simple.
That is until you find out the clothes you are wearing are designed after the slave traders and owners who existed in that period. This seems like a touchy subject so it would be better to just avoid such locations.
It is said that the suicide forest is filled with spirits who further motivate people who have already come here to take their lives. The ground is littered with all kinds of personal possessions of the victims of the forest.
There are also motivation boards with positive messages and helplines for people who are having second thoughts. This forest has been a basis for many of Japan’s folk horror stories. It has gained more publicity abroad because of the famous YouTuber Logan Paul.
Largest Flower in the World
The Rafflesia has earned the moniker of the largest flower in the world, but another thing could be said about its smell. This horrendous-smelling flower is found in Malaysia and Thailand and is Indonesia’s national flower.
The stench is enough to keep anyone away making it deserving of the name “Stinking Lily.” Its large shape has even been modeled into an emblem. Contrary to its stench, it still holds some relevance to Indonesia.
Surprise surprise, it’s Vietnam back at it again with another strange product for you to drink. This time snake beverage is on the menu. This is supposed to be good for your health but we don’t see how a drink, which is already bad along with snakes, is supposed to benefit your body.
Since some snakes are already venomous, it makes you think twice about what kind of snake they stuff in their drink.
Weird Vietnamese Cuisine
From crocodile burgers to porcupine, Vietnam has it all. It almost beats China in the most disgusting foods ever with the inclusion of weasel poo.
Why did anyone think that this was a good idea? Probably some old Vietnamese duds had this idea. This is consumed in the form of coffee. So, if you ever want to take a morning dump, why not drink some poop coffee to make you poop.
Horrifying Vegetarian Festival
You may ask, “how can vegetables be scary?” It isn’t the vegetables but the people who are frightening. Every year in October, a festival is held in Phuket, Thailand, where people take part in self-mutilation.
Unless you are a masochist, we advise you not to take part in such a thing. They also walk across hot coal without any protection, all for only not eating meat for just a month.
The Smallest Mammal
Discovered in 2001, this bat is what would be the result if Batman had a cute baby. Regarded as the smallest mammal to exist, this bat lives with a swarm of 100 bats inside caves.
The Kitti’s-hog-nosed bat produces only a single baby every year but sadly, they have started to become threatened. This is just another life that is about to be snuffed out by nature. Could this get sadder?
Insects as Delicacies
The Chinese market is vast with all kinds of weird foods that are lined throughout stalls. Grub worms are strung like kebabs and put over heat until ready.
They pop like a pimple and while they may be nutritious unless you’re Bear Grylls you wouldn’t be able to stand the vomit-inducing taste anyway. Makes you wonder who was the first person to think that eating worms would be a good idea.
Food Made From Saliva
Yes, you read that right, saliva. Swiftlet produces saliva to make its nets and these strands of saliva are also somehow considered a delicacy by some. These are charged at a mind-boggling $900, which is surprising because hey, it’s saliva.
They are a nightmare to harvest and according to some, these strands of saliva also have a few health benefits. So, if you want to try this delicacy, don’t be surprised if you get a few stares.
Star Wars Inspired Building
In Singapore, you’ll find a building straight out of the LucasFilms Star Wars series. It consists of animation studios but the public can still visit it. So, if you want to feel like a young Anakin, check out this Tatooine-inspired location.
Opened in 2013, this has turned into an unexpected landmark for many tourists. This isn’t surprising as Star Wars is still making movies that are relatable to a younger audience.
Temples in Kyoto
Kyoto is filled with enough history to make anyone passing through feel like a samurai from the Edo period. Tourists visiting for the first time may be overwhelmed as there are over 1600 temples.
Japan has many gods for almost everything in the Shinto religion. That’s a lot of maintenance to do. Filled with rich Japanese history, it is home to the monk who has been said to be the one to introduce Buddhism to the Japanese.
Fish That Can Walk
Coming back full circle, this fish might have been related to the one that started the theory of evolution. The Cryptotora Thamicola is a fish located near waterfalls that can walk on land.
This walking fish is surprisingly related to the goldfish but instead has an appearance similar to the salamander, although it has no relation to it. Kind of scary to imagine fish walking at you when you least expect it.
Japanese Sleep Cycle
Japan has some of the hardest workers in the world. So much that they work beyond exhaustion. This means that due to a lack of sleep from working, they often fall asleep anywhere. However, no one disturbs them because this is the norm for the people out there.
It is common to see such people on subways. So, when you are working for hours on end sometimes, it’s alright to sleep like a baby even when you’re a middle-aged man.
Chinese Crotchless Pants
When nature calls, you can’t deny it. It’s not surprising to find a kid doing his business in public but to outsiders, this may seem shocking. Kāidāngkù is a special type of pants that makes it easy for kids to relieve themselves.
Nowadays, people opt for diapers which may seem more hygienic. That doesn’t mean you still won’t come across some random kid with a pair of crotchless pants as some parents still use these.
Old People in Japan
When you go to Japan, you may find a lack of young people when compared with the younger generation. The population of older people is greater here with some still working hard way past their retirement stage.
This might also be due to the decline in birth rate as no one wants to go outside to socialize nowadays. Way past their prime, these elders still make up a majority of Japan’s working citizens.
Red Light in Traffic
When you come across a red light, it usually means you have to stop your ride. In Asia, most of the time, a red light in traffic is usually just to tell you to slow down your car.
We can’t say much about how safe this is for anyone crossing the road, but at least you’ll never run late for any appointments because of traffic. This still doesn’t mean you should avoid any traffic rules for safety.
Chinese New Year
If you think the New year’s celebration in Times Square goes hard then China is here to show you up. The Chinese New Year lasts for fifteen days straight, which is two weeks long. Yes, you read that right. That’s 15 long days of fireworks lighting up the sky.
Two straight weeks of partying are sure to make any college student regret their life choices. So, it’s a wonder how the Chinese have so much energy for fifteen days of celebration.
Volcanoes in Indonesia
Located near the pacific plate which is known as The Ring of Fire, it is noteworthy that Indonesia has about 150 volcanoes inside. All these volcanoes are still active so unless you can stand the insides of a microwave, don’t get too close.
A noteworthy explosion had taken place back in the 1600s which had covered the entire island in soot. It still sees activity every two years but is still safe.
Married couples in Japan sleep in different beds. This is mainly after a child is born so the mother sleeps with the child. The mother takes up responsibility until the child is a teenager.
People from visiting countries may find it strange because different beds mean no cuddling. Who doesn’t love cuddling? This might also be a reason for the decline in Japan’s birth rate but we won’t confirm anything.
Only One Time Zone
The US is a big country with six different time zones. That’s six different timings set up across 40+ states. The Chinese only have one with all their clocks being set to the same time.
Talk about unity! With 3705 million square miles of land, that is a lot of clocks that are synchronized together. From breakfast to lunch, everyone eats, sleeps, and starts their days at almost the same time.
This is easily the most bizarre thing on this list. Eggs boiled in urine, and not just any urine but the urine of boys under ten. Where they get the urine is questionable.
This is a traditional Chinese dish, although it has been banned almost everywhere. You can still find it in some areas but if you’re looking for urine-boiled eggs then you’re even more messed up for even going after these eggs.
Your birthday is the one day that’s all about you. You feel special because all your friends and family get together to throw you a surprise party. Vietnamese citizens, on the other hand, spend their birthdays on the same day.
They all celebrate adding another year to their life on Vietnamese New Year’s Day. Kind of takes away that special feeling but at least they get red envelopes filled with a bit of dough to make up for it.
Most anime fans may have heard about this due to its use in Naruto. Poking someone to annoy them is something we all have done. The Japanese have taken it up a notch by poking people!
Not a particularly pleasant feeling, especially when you’re a foreigner. So, if anyone asks you to play Kancho, say no if you want to avoid some strange games.
Caressing Children’s Heads
If you’re a tourist visiting Thailand then it might not be a good idea to ruffle any children’s heads. There’s a superstition that a sacred spirit lives in every head. So, if you aren’t a monk then don’t even bother.
Who knows, the spirit might take offense to you disturbing its peace. You’ve probably watched enough horror flicks so you know what happens to people who mess with the wrong spirits.
40+ Pics That Prove Brazil Is Unlike Any Other Country
The users of r/ItHadToBeBrazil are dedicated to showing people a closer look into Brazil and its citizens. They state, “We are funny, resilient, a bit ridiculous, a lot of fun and kind of weird, we are also tons of beauty and wholesomeness.” These Redditors regularly share some of their favorite sites and happenings in Brazil.
A Tasty Treat
With so much coastline, it’s no surprise that Brazil enjoys some beautiful beach days. Why wouldn’t you with the ocean so close by?
Of course, you still need snacks while you’re on the beach. Plus, what’s a better solution to a hot day than ice cream? At this cart in Maragogi, beachgoers can enjoy some freshly bought ice cream without having to leave the water. What could compare to tasty ice cream by the coral reefs?
Revamping the Money
If you have money, you probably don’t want anything unexpected happening to it. After all, that’s more than just a loose scrap of paper!
This person made a slight mistake when they had forgotten to take their money and ID out of their pocket before they jumped in the pool. When the two pieces of paper got wet, the ink transferred to revamp the money with a self-portrait. It’s an interesting change of pace, at least!
Leave This Bird Alone
No matter what type of pet you’re faced with, it’s a good idea to see if they want attention before you pet or play with them. It can be hard to tell sometimes but that isn’t something you have to worry about.
The box he’s in is covered with signs warning any onlookers that this is Marcelo’s house and that he isn’t a fan of visitors. If that wasn’t clear enough, “go away” and “danger” should sum it up.
If you aren’t familiar, capybara’s are adorable, large rodents native to South America. In other words, you’d probably see a few in Brazil if you found yourself there for a visit!
In this television program, they got crafty with some bread shaped like a capybara. It’s not only a great way to use a local animal as a theme but it’s a cute idea that we’re sure would steal the show at any dinner party. It turned out really well here!
Let Them Play!
Driving often means watching out for more than cars. For instance, animals like deer are fairly well-known for making their way into the road. Luckily, many places mark areas on the road where animals are known to hang out.
This way, they can offer an extra warning for people to watch out for animals. In this sign, they warn drivers to watch out for capybara who might be spending time near or on the road.
When it comes to pranks, it seems like the options are nearly limitless. So, what do you do when you want to pull a funny prank?
According to whoever did this, it was to throw a little soap into a fountain in Tatuí and see what happened. The results were plenty of bubbles not only flowing out of the fountain but also flooding into the road around it. We have to wonder how long it took to undo this prank.
There are times that you probably shouldn’t cut corners. When you’re constructing a building, it’s probably better to stick to following full processes carefully. On the other hand, an easy solution is sometimes just too tempting.
In this case, they could have installed three different lights, especially given that they’re separated by a wall. We just have to wonder what exactly are you supposed to do when the bulb dies — it doesn’t look easy to change!
It’s not uncommon to see certain animals wandering around. What animals you see can depend on where you are, though. It just so happened that one morning in Brazil, a cow decided to park itself in front of the Federal Police Station.
This probably wouldn’t have been a problem if it didn’t refuse to let anybody in and wasn’t quite so large. We mean, it’s pretty difficult to move it unless it feels like moving out of its own accord.
As time goes on, things change. As for these poles in Brazil, it meant a shift to concrete poles instead of less durable wood ones. This news could have been frustrating for some of the local wildlife, especially this toucan who had nested in the pole.
That’s why the professionals who constructed the new pole made sure to keep the nest intact and in place for this flying friend. It looks like he likes it!
No Pockets? No Problem!
Sometimes, you see something odd that you can’t explain that makes you wonder why someone would do that. Other times, it seems like they’ve stumbled on something clever. Apparently, this person’s pockets were full or unavailable.
Still, they didn’t feel like just holding their phone the whole time. So, what other solution could there be but to repurpose the back of their baseball cap? While unexpected, it’s a pretty clever solution to the problem at hand.
Ice cream shops are amazing places to be. At the end of the day, who doesn’t want to try a flavor of ice cream they’ll love?
Another cool thing about ice cream shops is that you can try flavors you’ve never heard of before. In this case, you can even try a flavor that no one’s quite sure about! If you aren’t up-to-date on your Portuguese, the Redditor clarified that the flavor is named “I don’t know.”
Back With a Friend
This post tells quite the story. As a matter of fact, it’s so unbelievable that we can see why they included a picture to prove their point. It all started when this dude’s dog went missing.
Luckily, the OP found and brought his pup home after a month-long search. About a week after his return, the pup was playing outside and when he returned home, he had an identical friend with him — who he must have met during his little runaway adventure.
Now That’s Dedication
It’s interesting to see what people come up with to try. In most people’s off time, they might read a book or catch up on a show. That’s not the case for this Brazilian YouTuber.
In a feat that few could hope to accomplish, he built his very own submarine. In fact, he even took to the water with it in a daring experiment. We’re impressed not only at the attempt but that it works perfectly!
The Perfect Pet
A lot of people walk their pets on a leash. It’s a great way to ensure sure they get some exercise whilst keeping them safe from wandering off.
Usually, if you see someone holding a leash, you might expect to see a dog on the other end. That wasn’t quite the case here. This pet owner was just trying to make sure that his pet duck got some exercise while he grabbed a bite to eat.
Making Room for a Barbecue
You can’t blame someone for wanting to cook up something good for themselves or their family. How do you do that with little space, though?
This person just wanted to enjoy a little barbecue and they had a great idea as to how to pull that off. Since they didn’t quite have anywhere else to do it, why not just slip it out the window? A satellite dish can make for a great table in a pinch, apparently.
There’s a litany of ways that stores work to stop shoplifting. Many stores install a detector at the door.
This shop in Brazil had another, much easier idea, on the other hand. They simply only put the left shoes on display. This way, you can still try on the flip-flops but you aren’t going to have the chance to steal a pair. You get the second shoe when you make your purchase at the register.
Anyone who has taken their phone outside in the summer knows how fast they can overheat. So, how can a driver in Brazil keep their phone from baking in the sun?
The best way is to keep the phone out of direct sunlight but this is hard when you’re using it as a GPS. This Uber driver managed to come up with a cute and clever solution — they gave their phone a little hat to block out the sun.
Sometimes it Gets Busy
Any highly-populated place can see some chaos when traffic becomes bad. That doesn’t just exist for independent drivers either. Anyone who has taken public transport before knows that a seat isn’t always guaranteed.
However, standing isn’t always quite as comfortable. To avoid either situation, these two took their seats through the emergency exit in the roof. We hope the bus didn’t face any low clearances like a bridge or low road sign!
An Amazing Alternative
There are times that the place you’re staying in might be missing out on some popular features. For example, access to working Wi-Fi. They can offset it, though, by offering other benefits of the place.
In all honesty, few people would probably turn down spending their time with a cute little cat in this green oasis. A cute cat is definitely more than enough to distract us from the lack of access to binge-watching streaming services all weekend!
A Touch of Nature
Usually, when man-made elements are added to an area, some of the natural elements are cleared away to make room for them. For instance, you have to clear an area before building a road.
The same is true for a sidewalk. However, that doesn’t mean that those natural elements stay away forever. On this sidewalk in Brazil, the trees are starting to take back the sidewalk space with sprawling roots reaching almost clear across from one side to another.
Watch Out for the Animals
When you’re outside, you have to respect the animals around you. After all, you’re in their home this time, so you can’t be mad that they’re there.
On top of that, not every animal you see is as friendly as you might hope. In this locale, you’ll want to watch out for black rats. We can’t think of a worse way to top off a peaceful walk than a rat attack, so it’s probably best to just listen to the sign.
When the weather starts getting colder, you have to take measures to stay warm. That goes for more than just you, too. Of course, you’ll also want to keep the animals you’re in charge of warm and safe.
That’s why they sell so many sweaters for dogs! In this case, this person had to make sure their horse was warm in a coat that even keeps their face both warm and safe from the biting wind.
A Little Condogminium
If there are a lot of dogs around that don’t seem to have homes, you might want to do something to help. Many people opt to set out food or even adopt one.
On the other hand, someone here obviously went the extra mile. They didn’t even stop at a single dog house but built an entire con-dog-minium to keep them safe and dry while they rest! There are even stepping stones and a porch leading up to it.
If there’s one popular concept about Brazil, it’s a passion for soccer. However, living near a soccer field can have some drawbacks. Even if this person loves the sport, they didn’t love how many balls hit their window.
This spiked window cover seems like their last resort but it looks effective, to say the least. Plus, those specific balls will never hit the window again since their rendered effectively useless by their sharp landing.
If you’re going to make a rule, you should probably make sure there isn’t an easy workaround. After all, people can get rather creative. This Redditor explained that this picture was taken shortly after the mayor put a ban on tables on the sidewalk.
The good news is that they found a way to still enjoy a little outdoor social time while technically staying within the rules. This truck bed definitely isn’t the sidewalk.
Keep it Safe
Going grocery shopping is a regular occurrence. So, it might surprise you if you see something different or out of the ordinary. That’s why this person was so surprised to see a change at their local grocery store.
The store had taken extra security measures today, including adding security devices to the meat. We wonder how many pieces of meat were stolen before they decided to invest in these devices and whether they stuck around or not.
A Wholesome Accessory
If there’s one thing that you can rely on your grandmother for, it’s to come through with good food and cute crafts. This grandmother is no different.
When her son came home with this motorbike, this OP’s grandmother knew exactly what accessory he was missing. After all, it wouldn’t do to have the kickstand scuffing the floors anyway. What better way to get around this than a small, crocheted mat to support it?
A Bold Approach
Certain jobs come with a lot more safety restrictions. In the end, if you work with a lot of dangerous equipment, you have to be careful while you do your job.
There’s a lot to consider in this picture but we’re really stuck on where this person is working. Those sparks are getting dangerously close to the highly flammable and large propane tanks right next to them. If it works, points for bravery, at least.
Boats Need Fuel Too
We’ve already briefly touched on the fact that Brazil enjoys a lot of natural water features, from beaches to rivers. In turn, that means there are a lot of boats.
If you have a boat with an engine, you’ll need to fuel up from time to time. However, if you aren’t near the shore, you don’t necessarily have to panic. There are some useful solutions including this floating gas station that people can stop at right on the water.
A Cute Interview
There’s nothing quite as striking as some of the unique perspectives that local new sources tackle. They’re ready to get the perspective of community members you might not consider interviewing.
In this case, this anchor knew that the dog they ran into had something valuable to say. Well, it doesn’t look like they said much actually but we wonder if the microphone was quite as tasty as this pup hoped. This is one interview we wouldn’t want to miss a second of.
That’s a Bit Frightening
There are some animals and insects that you don’t want to cross. Most people shy away when a single wasp gets into their home or car. We’re not sure we could handle stumbling across a wasp nest like this one found in Brazil.
The rare find was luckily abandoned and weighed in at a total of just over 33 pounds. It would have been a nightmare to stumble across while it was fully active!
That’s One Solution
There are some jobs that you need a ladder for. There’s just no way that you can hope to reach some things otherwise.
This group wasn’t about to get deterred by a missing ladder. Instead, they just compiled one themselves out of a few nearby items. The result looks rather terrifying to put to use but they all seem fairly confident in their creation and casual about someone using it. They managed to make it work!
A Family Outing
There’s wildlife that people can see even in their own backyard. In Brazil, like many other places, one animal that you might see is an opossum. This person looked out their window to see a particularly striking sight one day, though.
Not only was there an opossum walking on the line outside the window but it was a mother with all of her children hanging on for the ride! They managed to capture quite the cute family outing.
There are certain businesses or public places that you might walk into that seem to take their security very seriously. There’s a variety of measures that a business could take.
As for this business, they made sure to secure everything… even the cameras that were already there to monitor everything. It makes sense — if someone stole the security camera, it wouldn’t do the business much good. At least this way, it can’t be stolen intact.
No Bread for the Dog
It’s up to owners to monitor their pet’s diet. They have to make sure that their pup is getting all the nutrients they need to stay healthy.
Sometimes, a vet might put a pet on a diet. In that case, little habits — like sneaking the dog treats — can cause a problem. This dog owner cut past this problem with a straightforward accessory reading, “I’m on a diet, don’t feed me bread.”
That’s a Strong Dog!
Any pet owner can tell you that your pets will surprise you pretty frequently. You’ll learn they can do a lot of things that you thought they couldn’t.
Still, this dog might take the cake on impressive feats. At this point, we have to wonder how his teeth are so strong just as much as how strong his jaw is. We also have to wonder what prompted this dog to carry a cinderblock around at all.
Memes on the Beach
No one said that selling cotton candy on the beach has to be a boring job. These cotton candy sellers had an idea on how to spice things up. They probably didn’t expect to run into two other people who had the same idea, on the other hand.
Still, they saw the opportunity that was in front of them and took it, recreating the Spider-Man meme because what other pose would really fit the situation better?
Sick of the Noise
Even if you haven’t played with one of these chicken toys in real life, they aren’t silent. They’re meant to make a loud noise as dog toys tend to do.
This has also meant that there are plenty of jokes and memes around these chickens. This shop owner in Brazil had enough when they posted this sign with the toys, begging customers to please not squeeze the chickens anymore. It would definitely get old after a while!
What a Deal!
Don’t we all want something free from time to time? Even if we have to pay it off later, it could be a helpful option in the moment. This business saw the merit in a “buy now, pay later” type of plan.
So, they made their customers a deal that you can see here. If you want to buy now and pay later, that isn’t a problem, but you can only do so once this eye blinks. You might have to wait a while.
We’ve discussed a few animals so far and we’ve even heard about a few more threatening ones. So, it’s nice to have a change of pace. When this person took a picture with this monkey, they probably didn’t expect such a perfect result.
Yet, when they snapped the picture, the monkey was ready with a thumbs-up pose for the camera. All in all, it’s a photo that couldn’t have turned out any better.
Off the Beaten Path
Paths and bridges are often used to help people get from point A to point B and direct the flow of traffic. If people use them, that is.
As for this trio, we can’t technically say that they aren’t on the path. They just happen to be on top of it entirely. We do wonder if it was easy to climb on top of the path or if it took an extra effort to use this route.
Work and Comfort
Plenty of people work or study from the comfort of their own home. So, why not take advantage of the comforts of home, then? This person may have come up with the ideal setup here.
In the perfect blend of work and comfort, they set their laptop up on a table that allowed them to lounge in a hammock while they worked. With a shady spot and some fresh air, this could make for a pretty good workday.
It Was a Good Effort
There are some headlines that you see about crimes that give you pause. Some might even make you laugh in disbelief.
If you can’t read this headline, it’s about a man who was arrested for counterfeiting money. Apparently, they were good enough at it to use their counterfeit money to pay their bail as well — not quite convincing enough to fully get away with it, however.