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15 Strange Things That Seem Normal Only In South Korea

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South Korea is a dream travel destination for many, an absolutely fantastic culture, a country of contrasts, where modern technologies and ancient Eastern traditions harmoniously combine into something totally unique in and of itself. Every journey to this amazing country reveals countless new secrets and mysteries. These crazy yet amazing facts South Korea might astonish you. Photo credits: https://m.pikabu.ru/profile/AdaKwon (2:57, 3:49, 4:41, 7:44) People in Korea really love practical gifts like this and especially ones that can be eaten. For example, management at one South Korean company presented their employees with food baskets. The Korean New Year usually takes place in January or February, depending on the time of the second new moon after the winter solstice. South Korea is home to the most visited church in the world with a parish consisting of over 1 million people a year. There's an established gift-giving culture in Korea with certain rules. For example, big gifts to teachers or public officials are considered bribes. And when somebody visits your home in this country, you can be sure that they’ll bring a drink, dessert, or fruit. In Seoul, there's a subway train dedicated to a comedy animated series called “Larva”. It runs on the green line 8 times a day and features two of the cartoon’s main characters in every car. Koreans are not very familiar with Western traditions, and they don't even have geography at school. At the same time, they'd be happy to tell you anything you want to know about K-pop singers and bands. Music: Ishikari Lore by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100192 Artist: http://incompetech.com/ https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/music TIMESTAMPS They have unbeatable state support for pregnant women. 0:43 Almost every bus stop has a digital information panel with the bus schedule on it in real time. 1:52 It's totally normal to try the food in grocery stores. 2:51 South Koreans like to give and receive practical gifts. 3:13 TV hosts wear traditional clothing on the Korean New Year. 3:43 Kindergarteners have color-coded uniforms. 4:36 Churches give little pleasant gifts to their parish. 4:57 High-schoolers study until midnight. 5:35 Couples like to wear matching clothes. 6:18 The best gift for a teacher is a cup of coffee or candy. 6:59 They have themed subway cars. 7:34 It’s a more isolated country than we think. 8:03 They don’t really eat dogs. 8:31 There's a lack of trash bins but plenty of public restrooms. 9:03 South Koreans’ workaholism has no limits. 9:43 SUMMARY -Expecting women in South Korea are given a special credit card from the government with a $500 balance on it to spend on medical treatment and all necessary supplements and prescriptions. -Buses run 24/7, but they don’t stop at all scheduled bus stops. You need to be attentive, and when you see the bus you need, you have to signal for it to stop. -In the majority of Korean supermarkets, there are unlimited samples for you to test. -A traditional gift at a housewarming party is a few rolls of toilet paper. -Koreans celebrate “Seollal”, or “New Year”, for 3 days: the day before, on, and after the New Year. -Each kindergarten has a specific uniform in a certain color so that kids don't get lost in the crowd during fieldtrips and walks around the city. -About 4 times a year, big churches arrange free visits to dentists and hairstylists for their parish. -Elementary students have classes from 9 AM to 6 PM, middle-schoolers go home at 10 PM, and high-schoolers sometimes have to study until one in the morning. -Couples use social media to brag, have cute little celebrations every 100 days, and even arrange romantic vacations almost every month and display their “in-love” status with the help of matching outfits. -South Korean parents and children like to show their gratitude to a teacher by giving them candy or a cup of coffee. -There are lots of themed subway cars dedicated to certain cartoon characters. -Koreans practically never listen to music or watch movies from other countries. -Modern Korean cuisine is really healthy. They usually eat grilled meat (without oil), a lot of vegetables and plants, and rice. -You won’t find any trash bins on the streets in South Korea because the people there are super tidy. -Office workers are now required, by law, to turn off their computers on Friday evening. Subscribe to Bright Side : https://goo.gl/rQTJZz ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Our Social Media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brightside/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brightgram/ 5-Minute Crafts Youtube: https://www.goo.gl/8JVmuC ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- For more videos and articles visit: http://www.brightside.me/
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BRIGHT SIDE (6 months ago)
Hey guys! Which things do you think the West should adopt from South Korea? And here're some crazy things that seem normal in different countries https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7vz01_MMxk&t=27s
Arianna Łēi (20 days ago)
The first one
chi Lee (21 days ago)
me to i like the teeth funny yay bright side 4ever
승모김 (27 days ago)
@Art Curious your very wrong about that
승모김 (27 days ago)
Hi im from korean but korean toilets are NOT always a hole!.also most of its are right.and thank you very much for doing this. And korean people DO study alot.and why would we or koreans eat dogs??? And koreans are one of the smartest country? And also korean singers, K-pop stars,dancers,back dancers are very pritty and my favorite one is black pink just saying😀 Thank you for making this video because I never saw a proper video about korea thank you....
Chishi (3 hours ago)
Aaah.... the teeth🤮🤮 its disturbing though the video is good👌🏻
Adi Nugraha (10 hours ago)
Number 7 is there in Indonesia too, just it's not really that obvious.
Liz (20 hours ago)
I am sure that it is not made by Koreans
Roy Kim (23 hours ago)
Wuuut my friends listen to old pop songs almost everyday. i mean the whole school does they play them every lunch and dinner
James Russell (1 day ago)
Australia has parent parking spots near the entrances of shops too and we can use them for as long as we want most parents stop when kids are around the age of 5 the bus system is the same here too so is the diaper change station but we have parent room so fathers can use them
Skylar_Star (1 day ago)
Makes sense that I loved Coffee the mintue I started in 8th grade!!!! (I'm adopted from South Korea)
Danna hi (1 day ago)
They never eat dogs its against the Korean law.Its China! !!
Danna hi (1 day ago)
Toilet paper is not true.......I am korean.They bring food.
Estha Lensherr (3 days ago)
I am not in Korea but here too we can try food in shopping malls as long as we pay for them. So I don’t see how that is strange or weird.
Pineapple (3 days ago)
The South Korea toilet one is soooooo fake. That was only YEARS AGO. IN ANCIENT TIMES
Japan has themed subway cars such as cats Strawberry’s and more
Airi UwU (3 days ago)
0:20 That's Japan but ok
Fatema Khatun (4 days ago)
Who else jumped when they saw bts
All this is not korean it has a bit of chinese and japanese
LYLE KNISLEY (5 days ago)
I have not been there yet but it looks nice.
Japan sucks. Korean hate Japan (opinion and fact)
Taskeen Fatma (5 days ago)
Just now I watched a video of yours that said that you are not allowed to give a gift to your teacher , and here you are saying that you should give your teacher a candy or a cup of coffee
Ashour Joseph (6 days ago)
*Uploads video about South Korea *uses pictures of Tokyo
8:24 "you talk about SOUTH KOREA & ydk about BTS,it's impossible"
Beverly Kim (6 days ago)
Stop it. It's really rude "BRIGHT SIDE" I thought you were supposed to be bright AND nice.
SPECTRUM BTS (6 days ago)
I am in love with South Korea🇰🇷
tom sawyer (7 days ago)
that teeth is soooo annoying
rosetta Aguilar (7 days ago)
nida ali (7 days ago)
Can u please do Australia or Pakistan
Blackpink News (7 days ago)
I didn't go to Korea but I do want to go there I LOVE k-pop and I'm studying the language
Danko K (8 days ago)
had to stop the vid at some point because of the teeth. I found the video interesting but unable to finish because of teeth
LordArioh (8 days ago)
0:18 saying South Korea, showing Shibuya )) And then throwing some Hong Kong in a mix)) The bus trip in Korea is quite an experience, first time ever I was on a bus drifting on a curve down Hallasan mountain on Jeju island. And in general this pedal to the metal, and break so hard that wheels block and slide is crazy. 2:40 New York 4:50 Shibuya again as much as I been on subways in Seoul and Busan, never seen any themed car whatsoever. trash bins are very rare, true, but super tidy is quite an overstatement. I'd recommend to visit other countries yourself before telling people what other countries are like.
Indrani Biswas (8 days ago)
BTS is mentioned they can't be excluded when it's come to s.k
Aroob Aroob (8 days ago)
Erin (9 days ago)
I clicked to see how wrong this vid was gunna be lol. :)
Erin (9 days ago)
literally one of the scenes u shot were in Japan I-
OMG. They study from 9 pm to 12 am... I just remembered how it was boring and long to be in school from 9 pm to 4 pm.
Perry Zou (10 days ago)
And you play chinses music... ok
Crystal clear (10 days ago)
Shins Life (11 days ago)
The food is bland and spicy, koreans are fashionable and most of them are skinny.
lostinhorizon (11 days ago)
The picture at the beginning is Shibuya.. -.-
It's normal for me cause im south korean
Eifersucht Kim (11 days ago)
This video is so obsolete.
Some things are kinda WEIRD!!
TubeStar _YT (12 days ago)
who would ever eat dogs?
The teeth are disturbing me a lot
Gacha Pasketti (13 days ago)
The thumbnail photo is normal in some part of Africa too.....
Sheba Vinu (13 days ago)
Bts ❤
LITTLE MAN (14 days ago)
I wish America had a subway with the Larva characters in it.
The toilet thing is probably normal in some asian places.
Miss Miles (14 days ago)
What's the teeth about?
Elec 189 (15 days ago)
i hate bts
Arun Balakrishnan (15 days ago)
In india each pregnant women can get 6000 rupees free from gov.
I’m gonna ask my friend about all of this because she is from South Korea so I’m gonna get the truth. Like if this is all true but the study part is
H YUN (15 days ago)
글쎄 ㅋㅋ 공감되는 것도 있고 좀 억지인것도 있고... 개인적으로 임산부 배려는 아직 완전히 장착된 문화는 아니라고 생각함. 일단 깔고싶은 전제는 한국의 젊은층은 변화에 대한 반응과 적응이 빠른 편(주관적 의견). 임산부 배려석을 예로 들면 사실 도입된지 오래되지 않았음. 불과 1-2년 전까지만 해도 익숙하지 않아서 아무렇지 않게 앉는 사람들이 많이 보였는데, 요즘은 배려석이 만원 지하철에서도 비어있는 모습을 꽤나 자주 목격함. 그러나 여전히 지하철 문 열리자마자 그 곳으로 급하게 걸어가 앉는 사람들은 있다... 이러한 이유로 완전히 장착되지는 않았지만 변화가 빠른 편이라고 생각함. (나는 배려석에 절대 앉지 않음. 솔직한 의견으로 처음에는 군중심리에 의해 압도당함.) 유치원 유니폼은 진짜 귀여운듯 ㅋㅋㅋ 어린애들 줄지어서 노란옷 입고 다같이 손잡고 걸어가는거 보면 너무 귀여움 그냥 ........ 보통 눈에 띄는 색이라 선생님들이 찾기 쉽고. 그리고 교회에서 물티슈 나눠주는거 왜케 뻘하게 터지짘ㅋㅋㅋㅋ 나는 아무런 종교관도 없는 사람인데, 교회에서 왜이렇게 전도에 열정적인지 사실 궁금함. 며칠전에 카페에서 일하고 있는데 6살 정도 돼보이는 애기가 들어와서 교회 이름이랑 번호적힌 건빵 주면서 하나님 믿으라고함 ㅋㅋㅋㅋ 강요하지만 않으면 나쁘게 생각하지는 않는데 왜 이렇게 전도에 열정적인지 궁금... 고등학생들이 미드나잇까지 공부한다라 .. 🤔 내가 학구열 높은 지역에서 자라지 않아서 그런가(수도권) 2014년에 고등학교 입학했는데 처음부터 강제 야자 없었음. 그냥 신청자만 모아서 했는데 사람이 너무 없어서 1학년 14교실중 교실 2개에 몰아서 자습함 그마저도 꽉 안찼음 ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ 내가 개념이 좀 없었던건가 7교시만 끝나면 집가느라 바빴는데.... personal life, hobby 즐길 시간 많았음 (대학은 어찌저찌 인서울로 합격하긴함) 그리고 초딩이 9시 쯤 부터 수업해서 저녁 6시에 끝난다는건 대체 어디서 날라온 정보임 ? 9시 수업 시작은 맞는데 정규수업으로만 따지면 초딩은 6교시가 끝 아님 ??? 그리고 주에 1회 이상씩 4교시 있지 않나요? 아이템으로 표현하고 싶어하는 커플은 잘 모르겠고.. 모솔이라.. 그리고 한국이 서양문화에 있어서 생각보다 동떨어져 있다는건 진짜 개소리 같은데? 학교에도 지구본.세계지도 같은 geography 가 전혀 없다니..? 12년 학교 생활 하면서 지구본 있는 반도 있었고 세계지도 붙어있는 반도 있었고 세계지도가 아예 그려져있는 칠판도 있었음 필요할때 열어 쓰는거. 지도말고도 원고지, 악보칠판 있지 않았나요..? (ㅈㅅ 용어모름) 그리고 팝송도 어딜가나 흔하게 흘러나오고 저기에 음식이 언급되지는 않았지만 서양식 식단이 우리들 식단 꽤 차지하지 않나 🤔 한국인들이 커피 좋아하는건 사실인거같다 특히 아아 그리고 쓰레기통 진짜 없음.. 이건 솔직히 불편하다고 느낌. 보신탕은 진짜.... 한국 싫은데 논리적이지 못한 애들이 너네는 개 먹잖아~! 이 말부터 하곤 하는데 내 주변에 보신탕 좋아하는 사람 정말 드물고 보신탕 집도 이제는 흔하지 않은듯 ... 그냥 영상보고 느낀 나의 주절주절 ㅎ
Marius Preda (16 days ago)
Bright Side It protecc It attacc But most importantly: It reveals the faccs about South Korea
I liked how much they care about pregnant women
Siya Xettri (16 days ago)
I know y did u thought to make a video on South Korea cause of BTS in u r one video there was park Jimin he is one or my oppa's is it the right reason
Jae Chung (16 days ago)
No. 4 is a complete misinformation. For example, Korea is one of the biggest global markets for Hollywood movies.
陈文 (17 days ago)
Some of these facts r the same in china and japan
Gemma Zonio (17 days ago)
This video exactly right, every Koreans are really strange XD
LizaGamez (17 days ago)
Like if you’re an army
NY Nicky Scala (17 days ago)
Ain Harun (18 days ago)
The only strange things is that you upload this vid from another planet...I dont see this strange, its quite normal in asia and its not asia, looking at the comments
Chase dagod (18 days ago)
The teeth are disturbing
Kam Muntu (18 days ago)
What does 500$ buy you on healthcare? Only in s. Korea may be
Oleg Vorkunov (18 days ago)
Stopped watching it due to these teeth transition.
Transport UK (19 days ago)
Here in the Uk, we've got quite a lot of screen display bus stops.
Echay (19 days ago)
14 we have that in many cities in Quebec/canada
Yee Ultimate (19 days ago)
My culture is South Korean
Destiny's Hand (19 days ago)
none of these were strange nor unique to south korea
ALEGNA (20 days ago)
It’s also almost the same in Singapore! Like almost everything!
Wing DingG99 (20 days ago)
North Koreans are crying right now...
Giant Web (20 days ago)
PLEASE show things that are KOREAN not JAPANESE. I know japan is probably more famous than korea but PLEASE do right facts!
DH _David (20 days ago)
ewww the teth
billsk playz (20 days ago)
BTS ARMY (20 days ago)
8:27 BTS shows up Me:OMG OMG *doesn't care what is the video about and looking at the BTS picture* ARMY WHERE YOU AT?❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Om Shree (20 days ago)
Accept it , army is OLD
RedStrone 228 (20 days ago)
what was the thumbnail about?
Sanne Farstad (20 days ago)
I was born in South Korea because my dad had to work there but I only lived there to I was one
LaYlALiVes gRow (20 days ago)
What r ya’ll talking about the teeth? They just do plop and open and he tells ya stuff
LaYlALiVes gRow (20 days ago)
Alien X (20 days ago)
This would probably offend feminists if in America 🤣🤣
John Hedegaard (21 days ago)
Does BTS do that things?🤔🤔🤔
Millie Merry (21 days ago)
Flat earth Kids (21 days ago)
For couples wear the same clothing what if on the the first day of school you and the girl/boy you hate accidentally wear the same clothes
Aditya Joshi (21 days ago)
1:52 Even Brighton in England has that
Roblox CRF10036 (21 days ago)
I know bts My favorite is rm
Xxgrace_a_heightx X (17 days ago)
OMG YASSSSSSS ARMY eeeee I’m going mental 😂 💓 💜💜💜💜
Jay Chon (21 days ago)
1;17 is not Korea it’s China
Eugene Jeung (23 days ago)
Im korean and most of this is made up bs
In Japan there are themed subway cars too
Kim K. (23 days ago)
Yes they are generally very smart and hard working, but they severely lack closeness and showing and giving love. It’s sad to think of living like that. I don’t know how to live without it. 💔
Sea Oceana (24 days ago)
The thumbnail is normal in Indonesia. I do it!
murali krishna (25 days ago)
murali krishna (25 days ago)
Rich Chua (25 days ago)
South Korea? Why are there clips of Japan, HK, NY, and other streets? LOL
junix arcega-salinas (25 days ago)
2:13-2:20 is soooo Hongkong. xoxo
Kevin Horn (25 days ago)
ffs put some trashcans around PLEASE
Dhayala Sindhiya (26 days ago)
8:26 Thank u Wait south Korea I clicked Didn't expect bts Bts comes Me stops the video Writing in the comment abut bts I purple u
Heejung Kim (26 days ago)
Number #4 is So wrong We listen we Watch great movies and go to Concerts Different ARTISTS from different countries ESPECIALLY Usa and England. Korea is Famous for Famous ARTISTS wants to come #1 Country.
Yashiel Bachoolall (26 days ago)
Frank Hooper (26 days ago)
The very first image is of Hachiku Square in Tokyo - rather makes one doubt the veracity of any of the video...and earns a thumbs down from me.
D ClassiC (27 days ago)
im cooľ

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