The Strange Customs & Rituals Collection
The "Appropriate Ages" For Marriage From Cultures Around The World ... 628.5k VIEWS In the United States, the legal age of consent for marriage depends on the state. The average age is 18 to tie the knot without ... The Most Brutal Rites Of Passage To Become A Man In Cultures Around The World ... 301.7k VIEWS Crazy rites of passage into manhood have been around for a long time. Throughout history, humans have come up with ... 12 Intriguing Birthday Traditions From Around The World 2.3k VOTES How do different countries celebrate birthdays? The variety is endless, and the world will never want for either whimsical ... Strange Sexual Practices from Cultures Around the World 2.5M VIEWS It might be hard to believe, but the notion of sex around the world can be very different depending on where you are. It's not ... 15 Strange Foreign Customs That Shock Americans 304.6k VIEWS If you've ever traveled to another country, you know that customs can be extremely different around the world. Sometimes, ... Ever Wonder Why We Break Wishbones? It Started With An Ancient Civilization ... 6.1k VIEWS Why do people break wishbones? The myth of the wishbone has its origins in ancient Etruscan society and its fascination ... How The Catholic Church Castrated Young Boys And Made Them Sing 166.4k VIEWS The castrati of 16th-century Rome – singers known for their angelic, falsetto voices equivalent to those ... Weird Things You Didn't Know About Bathrooms In Countries Other Than The US ... 719.6k VIEWS Bathrooms: you’ve got to have them or things get messy immediately. But do you ever think about what restrooms are like in other ... 11 Creepy And Crazy Things You Didn't Know About Santeria 114.4k VIEWS Most people probably only know Santeria from the Sublime song of the same name, but it's more than just a song lyric. American Habits and Phrases That Are Rude in Other Countries 90.2k VIEWS Next time you're abroad, watch out for these American habits other countries think are rude. Us Yanks aren't the most popular ... Why and How the Dani Tribe Cuts Off Fingers as a Way of Mourning 38.7k VIEWS Have you ever been so overcome with grief that you just need to cut off a piece of your finger? Hopefully not. But for the ... 10 Sad Facts about the Hindu Custom Sati, in Which Women Burned Themselves ... 55.8k VIEWS Every culture has its own way of dealing with death, and exactly how they do it often comes down to that culture's views on the ... Weird "Birth Control" Methods from Around the World 13.3k VOTES As long as humans have been having children, they've been taking steps to prevent having children. Long before mass-production ... Offensive Hand Gestures from Around the World 537.1k VIEWS Call us uncultured, but one of our favorite things to do is learn all of the offensive hand gestures and dirty slang around the ... 9 Bizarre Wedding Traditions From Around The World 13.1k VIEWS There are some insanely violent wedding ceremonies and traditions out there, to be sure, and some of them haven't ... Navigating The Treacherous Straits Of Elizabethan Manners 18.3k VIEWS England was the clear winner of the latter half of the 16th century. Flourishing under the reign of their industrious and ... Super Interesting Traditions & Practices That Happen On The Ganges 50.2k VIEWS The Ganges River is a bit of a conundrum. On one hand, this 1,500-mile stretch of water is one of the most polluted ... Every Rule In The Code Duello, The Stupidest Way Men Used To Settle Beef ... 16.5k VIEWS From the medieval era up until the mid-19th century, dueling was a fixture throughout the “civilized” world. Despite ... Controversial Rules The Government Of Singapore Forces Everyone To Follow ... 1.3k VOTES Singapore is a wealthy, thriving country in southeast Asia, renowned for its strong economy and beautiful sights, but it also ... Things You Do In The Western World That Are Considered Weird In Other Places ... 4.6k VIEWS In the US we do hundreds of things every day we believe to be universal. These actions seem so natural it's hard to think ...