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5 Bizarre Customs from around the World ...

By Karen

There are quite a few bizarre customs around the world. We live in a world with so many countries, cultures, religions, and customs. One thing that sets humans apart from other members of the animal kingdom is a tendency to develop customs around almost everything. And one important aspect of almost all cultures is a code of etiquette. Here are some bizarre customs around the world.

1 Pointing with Lips

In Nicaragua it is common to point with the lips instead of fingers. Once a Nica has their duck face on, they direct their lips forward or side-to-side to indicate what they want to point out. Isn't that one of the most bizarre customs around the world?

2 Hanging out in Cemeteries

Danes enjoy the bizarre tradition of socializing in cemeteries! These spaces are well-manicured, like a park, so people love to hang out in them.

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3 Being Late

Arriving on time is considered rude in Venezuela. A recommended reach time is at least 15 minutes late so that you do not come across as anxious or greedy.

4 Monkey Buffet

Thais love spoiling monkeys! They have an annual Monkey Buffet Festival in Lopburi, Bangkok. The exotic creatures feast on fruits and vegetables. This Festival attracts thousands of tourists each year and more than 3,000 wild monkeys.

5 Camel Wrestling

The people in Turkey love going to camel wrestling events in which two male camels battle each other. It takes place during the mating season when the creatures have a natural instinct to fight off the other male. It is most common in the Aegean region of Turkey but is also practiced in other parts of the Middle East and South Asia.

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