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    Americans, Here Are 50 Unforgettable Things From 50 Different Countries

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    1. In Chile, you could see a police dog wearing shoes.

    Police dogs in Chile wear shoes from mildlyinteresting

    2. And in Costa Rica, you could see a grasshopper as big as your hand.

    I found a grasshopper in Costa Rica and used my 16cm hand for scale. from mildlyinteresting

    3. In Morocco, you could see tree-climbing goats.

    This tree in Morocco is filled with real goats standing on it from mildlyinteresting

    4. In Malaysia, you could treat yourself to green toast.

    In Malaysia we have green toast infused with a fragrant leaf called pandan from mildlyinteresting

    5. In the Philippines, you could buy Pringles in a bag.

    These Pringles I found in the Philippines aren’t in a can. from mildlyinteresting

    6. And in Egypt, you could buy Google chips.

    This place in Egypt sells Google Chips. from mildlyinteresting

    7. In Italy, you could see a UPS "bicycle truck" navigating the narrow streets of Rome.

    UPS in Italy uses these "bicycle trucks" to deliver packages to places in narrow streets of Rome from mildlyinteresting

    8. In Vietnam, your drink could come with a piece of environmentally friendly wild grass instead of a straw.

    Restaurants in Vietnam started using plant body as alternative to plastic straws from mildlyinteresting

    9. And in Colombia, you could see bamboo that's 80-plus feet tall.

    The size of this bamboo in Colombia from mildlyinteresting

    10. In Argentina, you could buy a carton of milk with a chart on it explaining when kids need to get their vaccinations.

    In Argentina milk cartons have charts reminding you when to vaccinate your child from mildlyinteresting

    11. In Australia, you could play trivia games while driving on those long, open stretches.

    Some roads in Australia are so long and boring they have trivia signs to keep drivers alert. from mildlyinteresting

    12. In Greece, you could stand below this incredible glass statue.

    this glass statue i saw in greece, athens. from mildlyinteresting

    13. And in Peru, you could see this equally incredible bear statue made out of used nails.

    This bear in Peru made completely out of used nails. from mildlyinteresting

    14. In Austria, you could ride a bus where the handles are made to look like ski poles.

    The handles on this bus in Austria are taken from old ski poles from mildlyinteresting

    15. In Bahrain, you could gaze up at this building with three wind turbines.

    This building in Bahrain has three wind turbines. from mildlyinteresting

    16. In Belarus, you could see scarecrows unlike any you've seen before.

    What this scarecrow looks like in belarus. from mildlyinteresting

    17. In Belgium, you could buy an Advent calendar full of beer instead of chocolate.

    In Belgium, we have Advent calendar filled with beers. from mildlyinteresting

    18. And in Finland, you could buy a 1,000-pack of beer.

    They're selling a thousand pack of beer in Finland from mildlyinteresting

    19. In Belize, you could buy water in a bag.

    In Belize, they sell bagged drinking water at convenience stores. from mildlyinteresting

    20. And in Israel, you could drink chocolate milk from a bag.

    In Israel they have chocolate milk in bags! from mildlyinteresting

    21. In Brazil, your hotel remote could have a button that immediately puts soccer on the TV.

    The hotel I'm staying at in Brazil has a remote that comes with an immediate soccer-watching button. from mildlyinteresting

    22. In Cambodia, you could see this home built to withstand a flood.

    This strangely built house in Cambodia from mildlyinteresting

    23. In Bulgaria, you could eat at a restaurant that gives you a buzzer that sends a message straight to your waiter's smart watch.

    This restaurant in Bulgaria has a buzzer on each table linked to a waiter’s smart watch from mildlyinteresting

    24. In Canada, you could enjoy discounts tied to the winter weather.

    This store in Canada had store wide discounts that changed based on the temperature outside that day from mildlyinteresting

    25. In New Zealand, you could eat McDonald's on a plane.

    This McDonalds in New Zealand has a decommissioned plane you can dine in from mildlyinteresting

    26. And in China, you could eat McDonald's (well, just ice cream) at an old newspaper stand.

    Macdonalds using old newspaper stands in China from mildlyinteresting

    27. In South Korea, you could get your Frappuccino in a place with this amazing architecture.

    A Starbucks in South Korea from mildlyinteresting

    28. In India, you could eat at a Subway that has separate lines for vegetarians and meat eaters.

    In India Subway has separate line for normal subs and Vegetarians. The one on the left is for Vegetarians. from mildlyinteresting

    29. In Mexico, you could shop at a 7-Eleven with a tree inside it.

    This 7-Eleven in Mexico was built around a tree from mildlyinteresting

    30. In Thailand, you could ride on a train that gives priority seating to monks.

    Monks are included on priority seating signs in Thailand from mildlyinteresting

    31. In Denmark, you could see a light signal with a little viking on it.

    In Denmark, some of our light signals are small Vikings from mildlyinteresting

    32. In France, you could buy a brand of sugar called Daddy.

    In France they have a sugar called daddy. from mildlyinteresting

    33. In Germany, you could use a puke sink if you overdo it at Oktoberfest.

    In Germany we have "puke sinks" in some public places that have events like the Oktoberfest. from mildlyinteresting

    34. In Hungary, you could rest your drunken head on this cushion while relieving yourself in this pub's bathroom.

    This pub toilet in Hungary has head cushions for when you're drunk from mildlyinteresting

    35. And in Indonesia, this bathroom could tell you how hydrated you are.

    This urinal in Indonesia has a colour chart for you to see just how dehydrated to you may be. from mildlyinteresting

    36. In Iceland, you could see these signs that inadvertently look like an alien abduction.

    Speed bump and cross walk signs in Iceland look like alien abduction from mildlyinteresting

    37. In Sweden, you could shop at a supermarket that has a map of the market on the shopping cart.

    Supermarket trolleys in Sweden have a map of the supermarket from mildlyinteresting

    38. In Ukraine, you could buy ice cream that's sold as foot-long logs.

    In Ukraine, ice cream is sold in foot-long logs from mildlyinteresting

    39. In Ireland, you could rent a car that will cleverly remind you which side of the road to drive on there.

    Rental car in Ireland has dashboard sticker that reflects in the windshield to remind you what side of the road to drive on. from mildlyinteresting

    40. In Iran, you could see this Christmas sign with an English translation that might make you smile.

    This "Merry Christmas" sign in Iran from mildlyinteresting

    41. In Japan, you could take a shower in a hotel bathroom with a special mirror that won't steam up.

    The mirror in my hotel in Japan has a heated part that won't steam up after a shower from mildlyinteresting

    42. In Kenya, you could see this amazing sight: a bunch of hippos sunning themselves.

    These piles of hippos I saw in Kenya from mildlyinteresting

    43. In Norway, you could go outside at 4 in the morning and see the sun.

    Due to midnight sun in Norway, this is what my backyard looks like at 4:30 am. from mildlyinteresting

    44. In Poland, you could see an endless vodka aisle.

    The vodka aisle at a supermarket in Poland from mildlyinteresting

    45. In Romania, you could get a book from a vending machine.

    A book vending machine I found in Romania. from mildlyinteresting

    46. And in Switzerland, you could enjoy a cheese vending machine.

    Here in Switzerland, we have vending machines just for selling cheese! from mildlyinteresting

    47. In Russia, you could drink a cucumber-flavored Sprite.

    There's cucumber-flavored Sprite in Russia from mildlyinteresting

    48. And in Turkey, you could drink a blue Coke.

    Blue Coke Can sold in Turkey from mildlyinteresting

    49. In Singapore, you could witness this ingenious, elderly-friendly crosswalk.

    In Singapore, elderly pedestrians can tap their Identity Card to have more time at the pedestrian crossing. from mildlyinteresting

    50. And in Spain, you could eat at a cereal bar.

    This cereal bar in Spain from mildlyinteresting

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