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Are Hong Kong and Macau Countries? (VIDEO)

Posted in Videos » Informative 10 Apr 2014   / 2113 views
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It's time to learn one thing or two about the confusing relationship between China and 'its' islands Hong Kong and Macau.

Also:

Bizarre borders in the world - Canada & USA

Bizarre borders in the world - countries inside countries

So, how many countries are there?

 

Are Hong Kong and Macau Countries?

How Much Does Your Family Own? (38 pics)

Posted in Lifestyle 26 Jul 2013   / 6675 views
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This photo project by Peter Menzel captures families set against the material possessions that they own. The families are all from different countries worldwide such as South Africa, Japan and Iceland.

 

How Much Does Your Family Own?

Typical School Classrooms from Around the World (18 pics)

Posted in Arts » Photography 27 Oct 2012   / 15133 views
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This on-going series of photos entitled “Classroom Portraits”, is by photographer, Julian Germain and was started in 2004. The unique photo tour documents schools from many different countries and gives a fascinating insight into different cultures.

 

Typical School Classrooms from Around the World

Picture of the Day

Posted in Random » POTD 24 Oct 2012   / 7500 views
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What if the largest countries had the biggest populations.

 

Picture of the Day

Really Strange Superstitions from Different Countries (10 pics)

Posted in Random » Weird 2 Aug 2012   / 10228 views
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These popular myths from around the world would seem truly weird for every reasonable person.

 

Really Strange Superstitions from Different Countries

World’s Most Drinking Countries (27 pics)

Posted in Random » Weird 9 Jul 2012   / 12776 views
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A report from World Health Organization names the countries which consume the most alcohol per capita annually.

 

25. Latvia

3.30 gal./person

World’s Most Drinking Countries

Captain America Weird Rip-Offs (25 pics)

Posted in Funny » Humor 1 Jun 2012   / 8598 views
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This set of strange and ridiculous pictures show us that Captain America is by no means the only superhero who proudly bears the name of his country.

 

Captain America Weird Rip-Offs

Ordinary Things That Are Banned in Certain Countries (8 pics)

Posted in Random » Weird 24 Apr 2012   / 10659 views
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What is normal to you in your own country may be absolutely illegal abroad, and here are the most curious examples.

Ordinary Things That Are Banned in Certain Countries

Politicians Fighting for Laws in Different Countries

Posted in Funny » LOL 8 Feb 2012   / 4966 views
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In some countries politicians play for keeps and take the political process very seriously...

 

Politicians Fighting for Laws in Different Countries

10 Fascinating Factoids About People & Their Countries (10 pics)

Posted in Random » Awesome 27 Sep 2011   / 10640 views
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Check out these interesting tidbits that you probably never knew about some countries and people from around the globe.

 

10 Fascinating Factoids About People & Their Countries

Bizarrely Named Products (18 pics)

Posted in Lifestyle » Food 23 Sep 2011   / 6553 views
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Whether they’re wrongly translated or normally named in other countries, these awkwardly named products will make you laugh.

 

Related posts:

Totally Weird Food Names (29 pics)

Funny Odd Names for Candy (29 pics)

Sexy Snacks (23 pics)

Funny Product Names (65 pics)

Most Unfortunate and Hilarious Product Names (11 pics)

 

Bizarrely Named Products

Picture of the Day

Posted in Random » POTD 1 Sep 2011   / 2703 views
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Three countries, one border.

 

Picture of the Day

Heart Clogging Fast Food Options From Different Countries (21 pics)

Posted in Lifestyle » Food 31 Aug 2011   / 10877 views
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If you have ever wondered if fast food companies serve the same food outside of the United States, now is your chance to find out. See the weird menu options only available in other countries.

 

The Burger King "Meat Monster" (Japan)

Heart Clogging Fast Food Options From Different Countries

Interesting Pictures From Different Countries (30 pics)

Posted in Picdumps 29 Jun 2011   / 12514 views
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We thank our visitor Karina for sending us these pictures. Apparently, Karina like to travel a lot and gathered a nice collection of pictures from her trip around Europe. Here what she wrote:

"Dear Izismile, I've been checking on your website every day and I really love it. I particularly like dailypicdumps which are a source of a positive inspiration that I love to share with my friends and family. Few days ago I thought I could send you some of my pictures so you could have a look."

 

Interesting Pictures From Different Countries

It's Illegal to be Gay but Not a Lesbian in Some Countries (25 pics)

Posted in Random » Weird 22 Apr 2011   / 8029 views
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These are the countries where it is perfectly legal to be a lesbian, but illegal to be a gay man. The punishment for this offense is up to life imprisonment. In one country the punishment is death by stoning. This is 2011, right?

 

Saint Kitts And Nevis

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Penalty: 10 years imprisonment

Arab Censorship (86 pics)

Posted in Pictures 18 Apr 2011   / 22179 views
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There are some unusual prohibitions in advertising in the Muslim world. We had a post about some of them: Oldie of the Day: Censorship in Saudi Arabia (10 pics). They are based on the national and religious peculiarities of Islamic countries.

Any advertising including logos that appear in Arabic-speaking countries should be forcibly adapted to the local cultural values and the Arabic language.

 

Arab Censorship

Meanwhile in Different Countries. Part 2 (25 pics)

Posted in Pictures 24 Feb 2011   / 15227 views
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Another great set of funny pics of what’s happening in different countries, cities and some other places. Enjoy!

 

Check out the previous parts:

Izi Facebook Gallery: Meanwhile… in Different Countries

 

Meanwhile in Different Countries. Part 2

Failed Countries (60 pics)

Posted in Pictures 16 Dec 2010   / 7656 views
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These photos are of the most impoverished and poorest countries in the world. They were taken by the Fund for Peace. In the past 50 years they have been creating a failed states index based on how stable or unstable a county is. These are some of the results.

 

Failed Countries

Breakfast from Some Countries around the World (6 pics)

Posted in Pictures 19 Nov 2010   / 10027 views
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German photographer Oliver Schwarzwald made a photo project about breakfast which is typical for different countries. Although there is a whole lot of clichés and stereotypes, the photos are fun to look at.
Check them out...

Great Britain

Breakfast from Some Countries around the World

Kit Kat Candy around the World (35 pics)

Posted in Lifestyle » Food 28 Sep 2010   / 13736 views
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These Kit Kat candy bars are from several countries around the world and mostly from Japan. There is something for every person with a sweet tooth here.

 

Potato Kit Kat (Japan)

Kit Kat Candy around the World (35 pics)

Breathtaking Skylines from Different Countries (16 pics)

Posted in Pictures 22 Sep 2010   / 11030 views
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Most big cities that are the world’s business centers have one common characteristic. These are skylines that offer beautiful and picturesque view of the whole city. Each skyline is unique and breathtaking. So let’s compare skylines from different countries of the world.

 

Shanghai, China

Breathtaking Skylines from Different Countries (16 pics)

Weird Sex Laws from Different Corners of the World (1 pic)

Posted in Pictures 25 Aug 2010   / 20849 views
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Laws about sex are pretty much the same all around the world (intercourse with minors and non-consensual sex are illegal…etc) but there are some extra laws in some countries or states that are very… strange!

 

Weird Sex Laws from Different Corners of the World (1 pic)

Old Guns Used by Different Countries (28 pics)

Posted in Pictures 8 Jul 2010   / 25604 views
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This is a collection of old guns that were used by different countries long time ago. Many of these weapons aren’t used any more, so they may be called retro examples of army guns.

 

Old Guns Used by Different Countries (28 pics)

Funny World Cup 2010 Fans (45 pics)

Posted in Picdumps 16 Jun 2010   / 19142 views
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Some of you have asked us to make a selection of the World Cup 2010 fans from different countries. So, here they are with all their crazy costumes and makeups. No need to say they did not lack imagination and really put a lot of efforts to be noticed in the crowd of supporters. What a fan wouldn’t do to support his favorite team or, in this case, his country! Some pictures are just priceless.


Enjoy!

Funny World Cup 2010 Fans (45 pics)

How Donuts Look Like in Different Countries (14 pics)

Posted in Pictures 16 Jun 2010   / 6922 views
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Some of these donuts are really weird looking, it is even hard to call them donuts…

Well, it seems that different countries have their own perception of how donuts should be :)

Let’s take a look.

 

Korea: Pink Dual Heart

How Donuts Look Like in Different Countries (14 pics)

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