Yellow underpants, clinking pots, changing names: 16 quirky new year traditions from around the world
New year is a truly international holiday, because it is celebrated in almost all countries of the world. But each nation has its own traditions of celebration. And if for…

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An Austrian who settled in Kalmykia created a hotel in yurts with European service
A very unusual resident appeared in the steppes of Kalmykia, who not only fell in love with the expanse and freedom of the steppe region, but is trying to create…

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The strangeness of the Chinese, from whom the Europeans feel bad
Despite the fact that there is no longer a house that does not have goods from China, we do not know much about the lifestyle of people from China. Why,…

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Useful ideas from other countries that we would like to borrow

Many of us have long been used to nod at Europe, saying that they have greener grass there, and higher living standards. As they say, it is good where we are not. However, there are a lot of amazing ideas implemented in European countries that would not hurt us to adopt. See for yourself.

1. System of fines
The system of fines in Finland and Sweden differs significantly from the Russian one. In these countries, the amount of payment depends directly on the offender’s income. Accordingly, the average worker with a minimum salary will pay significantly less than the businessman. Continue reading

Concepts originally from the USSR that have not been heard of abroad
Today, it is customary to scold the times of the Soviet Union. They say that everything was bad then, but today it is much better. Everyone is free to remain…

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10 unfinished buildings that have become the world's most famous landmarks
To build an architectural masterpiece requires years of work and impressive financial influence. But sometimes, despite all efforts, the construction remains unfinished. Lack of funds, lack of labor, death of…

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12 things in Poland that will be a real surprise for tourists
As a rule, when it comes to Poland, the imagination draws a neutral country with a measured lifestyle of its population. However, this is not really the case. Even seasoned…

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The romance of the high road: 20 examples of transforming buses and vans into comfortable homes on wheels
Modern man is so fed up with the delights of comfort and abundance that he is looking for new ways to change his lifestyle and way of thinking. Adventurous people…

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