Published on September 29th, 2014 | by Admin
19 Mind-Blowing Facts About Life In Other Countries
Find out which country lets boys whip girls on Easter. (Inspired by these answers on Quora.)
In the Netherlands, school finishes at midday on Wednesdays.
It’s intended so parents can spend more time with their primary school-aged children. Many employers allow parents to go home at midday on Wednesdays.
A widely believed urban legend in South Korea is “fan death,” i.e., that sleeping in a closed room containing a running electric fan will kill you.
Believers attribute fan death to hypothermia or asphyxiation, allegedly caused by the fan.
In Bhutan, wearing seatbelts in a car is considered dangerous.
Residents fear belts will trap them in their vehicles if their cars fall off one of the country’s plentiful 20,000-plus mountains.
In Slovakia, it’s custom for boys to pour water over girls and whip them on Easter.
On Easter Monday in Slovakia, it’s tradition for boys to pour water over girls and whip them lightly with braided willow branches that have ribbons attached, in an event called šibačka. (The whipping is usually done lightly and symbolically.)
According to Czech Mate Diary: “If you were one of the first houses the mob visited, you were lucky: The guys are still kind of sober, kind of polite and kind of mellow. You let them into the living room – or better – just a hallway, give them some refreshments, offer them more vodka and let them “spank” you. If they still have their egg baskets, you would also stuff couple of eggs in them and if you are lucky they leave afterwards.”
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