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18 Reasons You Can't Handle Brazil

Think you can handle some Brazil in your life? Maybe you can. But then again...maybe you can't. It's a pretty beautiful/amazing/wonderful/magical/sexy place.

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1. Affection

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People in Brazil are affectionate. Really affectionate. Huggin' and kissin' is just a part of the culture. So if you can't handle that, then buddy...not really sure there's any hope for you.

5. Cachaça

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First off, it's pronounced "CA-SHA-SA," not "CA-CHA-CA" like you probably thought. But that's OK. Made from fermented and distilled sugarcane juice, cachaça is one of the most popular alcoholic beverages in Brazil.

6. Caipirinha

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Remember cachaça? How could you forget! The caipirinha is kind of like a Brazilian margarita. It's made with cachaça, sugar, crushed limes, and served over ice. As you can probably tell from the photo, a caipirinha is super refreshing on a hot day.


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Brazil eats a lot of meat. Can you hang with that? This is a typical churrasco, which is basically a barbecue with a bunch of different meats laid out on it. HNNNGGHHH.

11. Oh, and they seriously love soccer.

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If you look at any Brazilian person close enough and whisper the word "fútbol," their eyes will turn into little hearts. These are just facts, folks.

17. 60% of Brazil is the friggin' Amazon Rainforest.

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There's about 1.85 MILLION square miles of rainforest in Brazil.

That's home to nearly 8,000 species of tree and 56,000 species of plant.

This glorious part of Brazil literally breathes in a whole bunch of Earth's carbon dioxide and turns it into sweet, sweet oxygen.