Quiz: Can You Identify the Country from One Specific Yet Random Cultural Fact?
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Can You Identify the Country from One Specific Yet Random Cultural Fact?
By: Zoe Samuel
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About This Quiz

Depending on whom you ask, there are between 189 and 196 independent countries in the world. While they may share similarities, each has developed a unique culture with customs and pleasantries unlike anything else in the world. Just think of how many differences there are just between the states in the United States. Could you possibly confuse a Brooklynite with someone from Mobile? Adjust that paradigm to the whole world and you get an idea of how complex humanity has become.

Some customs develop because of the war history of a nation, or the style of a king from centuries ago. Other cultures develop customs based on superstitions, or legends, or the intersection of multiple religions. For example, The Netherlands has a lot of customs that owe to the influx of Jews several centuries ago, and Thailand has customs owing to its former status as a French colony. Even the United States has legacies of our colonial time, with the inheritance of British Common Law forming the basis of our system of jurisprudence.

So how well do you know the world? When you visit a country, do you bother to dig into the local customs, so you can know what it is like to be a local, or do you just take selfies and hop on the next leg of your trip? Could you identify these nations from one cultural fact?

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This nation is the birthplace of democracy. Which country is it?
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This country is the traditional home of Count Dracula. Which country is it?
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More people, per capita, drive convertibles in this country than any other. What is it?
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This country is famed for its pyramids. Which country is it?
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Blowing your nose in public without a tissue is just fine here. What country is it?
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In this country, people ride bicycles everywhere, and rarely break much of a sweat. Which country is it?
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If you're invited to a party in this country, you should send flowers ahead of your visit. Which country is it?
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In this country, showers don't usually have curtains. Instead, you are given a sort of broom with a squeegee on the end so you can push water into a drain in the floor. Which country is it?
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In this country, it is customary to point not with your finger, but by pursing your lips. Which country is it?
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In this country, it is considered unlucky and impolite to have a conversation in the doorway to your house. Which country is it?
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In this country, tone of voice can indicate size in the native language. Which country is it?
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In this country, Christmas presents are opened on Christmas Eve. Which country is it?
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In this country, you might get pulled over for driving too slowly. Which country is it?
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This country has two similar languages, and a region doing its best to split off and form its own nation. Which country is it?
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In this country, the government invents new words every year. Which country is it?
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In this country, their national health service goes back to the Year Without a Summer. Which country is it?
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In this country, greetings include a handshake, usually followed by a question to do with the status of the addressee, rather than the word "Hello." Which country is it?
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Nomads in this country should always be approached from the north if you're friendly, and they will always offer you tea, but if they want you to leave, the tea will be filled all the way up and it will not be sweet. Which country is it?
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This country recently passed a law making it illegal to say anyone in the country cooperated with The Holocaust. Which country is it?
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In this country, they have their own special version of the pickup truck which everyone loves. Which country is it?
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81% of the residents in this country live in cities. Which country is it?
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This country celebrates a military victory over France on May 5th. Which country is it?
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In this country, when you go to the bathroom you only flush if it's a number 2, unless it's bedtime. Which country is it?
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In this country, it is considered rude to show the soles of your feet. Which country is it?
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Slapping someone with your shoe is considered especially rude here. Which country is it?
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In this country, the difficult driving standards have produced many of the world's finest race car drivers. Which country is it?
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In this country, it is normal to greet the faeries before driving past standing stones. Which country is it?
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When a blockbuster movie was made in this country, the producers had to rope in dozens of women to play bearded men. Which country is it?
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This country sits astride two continents, one of which is Asia. Which country is it?
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In this country, there are people who work as vending machine attendants. Which country is it?
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This African nation is hailed as one of the friendliest countries in the world. Which country is it?
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This nation's written alphabet is called Lacinka. Which country is it?
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This nation had a coup in 2005, and then another in 2008. Which country is it?
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This nation is the second most densely populated nation in Africa. Which country is it?
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In this country, people drive on the left side of the road because swordsmen, who wore swords on their left hip, could ride in opposite directions without smacking their scabbards together. What country is it?
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