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20 National Stereotypes Debunked By People Who Live There

This Reddit thread asked for the most annoying national stereotypes from around the world. They really are infuriating.

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12. Kenya.

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Kenya has dominated long-distance running for decades and a lot of people there could run a decent marathon. But the many of the successful runners come from a small region in the west of the country, many coming from the same tribe.


13. The United Kingdom.

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No one knows where this comes from. An OECD study in 2009 found the UK to have the best teeth in the world, with the average 12-year-old requiring surgery to replace or fill just 0.6 teeth. Poland came out worst, with nearly four teeth needing to be fixed per child.

14. China.

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"Not all of us can fight and have mastered kungfu. But for some of us who do, yes . We can jump thousand feet high and blow up houses. all by doing those high pitched sounds," says Fubuliliyu.


18. Denmark.

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The Danes are not the tallest people in Europe: the Dutch take that prize, with men measuring six feet, one inch on average. Danes have to make do with being just six feet tall on average, according to a study from Princeton and Munich Universities.