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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 (3 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
Workaholism
Anna The Dream Girl (5 days ago)
+Li Yang who cares about the pictures, we just wanted to know about the country, isn't it so!
Anna The Dream Girl (5 days ago)
+Allison Palencia me tooooo!!!
Sybrok Channel (6 days ago)
Hindi
Alimuddin Lasin (6 days ago)
Weeee
Trisha lei Bugarin (8 hours ago)
Well im in korea for a while so i know all
nippononna (10 hours ago)
0:18 That's Tokyo ; Shibuya crossing...
Spurgeon wright Jr. (11 hours ago)
Dogs are delicious.
Krystal Plays (1 day ago)
Uhm... I’m South Korean... I was born in Seoul.. It’s true that they support Pregnant women, but it’s so hard for single mothers to live. Especially teenage single mothers... The Korean new year is amazing. And of course we wear handboks.
Shivranjini Parihar (1 day ago)
Was anyone excited only because they showed BTS💜💜
Crystal honeys123 (1 day ago)
“Kindergartens are Colour-coded” Same in mah country (well atleast in my school)
D and S World Travel (2 days ago)
I hate click bait, if you're gonna show or talk about something in the thumbnail/title you should have something about it in the actual video
Faith Hwang (2 days ago)
Well I'm South Korean.
Dani 09 sqad (2 days ago)
And no we dont LITTERALY learn all day!..
Dani 09 sqad (2 days ago)
Some of the video is wrong..
Dani 09 sqad (2 days ago)
Well for the south korea only.
Dani 09 sqad (2 days ago)
I live here..and what he s saying is normal..
Dani 09 sqad (2 days ago)
Um..nah for me.
ShaftiGamer Plays (3 days ago)
7:59 they are Chinese letters
Kelly Adaeze Daniels (3 days ago)
I didnt like the part when showing the teeth. Like🖒if you agree.
A OK?!?!?
Hassouna YT (5 days ago)
Me 7hours of work 6am to 2pm and thinking it’s so hard then I released it’s nothing for Koreans 😂
5658 Rubaina Ok (5 days ago)
Black pink is also famous. ........... I am a blink And an army If you 're a blink comment If you are a army like And if you are both comment and like..................
Anna The Dream Girl (5 days ago)
8:25 that just made my day
virat Wisetsingh (5 days ago)
Who saw Japanese street
STORY TIME (5 days ago)
Oh thats goood that i dont go to korean school
Tanvi Khatu (6 days ago)
Where are my BTS armies at..???🙋🙋
Sweet Pebbles (5 days ago)
I'm here
Khushboo Yadav (6 days ago)
I have never visited south korea... But love korean dramas... I have seen many... Thanx for providing this piece of information... I wish i could visit one day... Love ❤️❤️from india
Yaoi Lover (6 days ago)
10:30 NO! And I never will
Aiden McKnight (6 days ago)
"The modern Korean cusine is really healthy." *5 seconds later* "-they drink a LOT of coffee." Me: :l
Alex Gebhard (6 days ago)
I was born in South Korea
Kiki The Chiwah Divah (6 days ago)
Those clacking teeth between items is annoying af! It's sort of like a fork scratching a chalkboard....😬
Paolo Cayetano Mayuga (6 days ago)
How about strange things in Philippines hmm
Red Sox Walk Up (8 days ago)
This vid is just bs. 2/3 of the videos are not even Korea, as they show Japan, China, and other asian countries.
Average Asian Guy (8 days ago)
Number 8 is something that people do a lot in the USA too actually.
안젤리사Angelisa (8 days ago)
Most of the stuff in this video are wrong
Andrew Douglas (8 days ago)
Ompra goo night side !!! Mi love sicke dude
Succ Bucc (8 days ago)
Ehh this is somewhat accurate
Wow It is really interesting to see people talking about Korea and Koreans and yes I am a SOUTH KOREAN
Ÿùûrïï Sïsskä (5 days ago)
I'm also V bias BTW 💜 l purple u
+Ÿùûrïï Sïsskä Oh hi lol
Ÿùûrïï Sïsskä (5 days ago)
Hi army . 💜
Geeze
CDpotatosoup Coco (9 days ago)
i used to be south korean high schooler and i studied untill 2:30 am
Biswajit Kar (10 days ago)
No. 8 is a rule in India too
쎄라 (10 days ago)
The some picture's not in Korea that's japan & china, the pictures are wrong.
Jorgeany Di Trani (10 days ago)
I live there for two years
Sarah Frost (11 days ago)
This is a good example of how false information gets circulated. Generalization of some personal experience or incomplete research does not do the public any good.
뽀뽀뽀뽀 (11 days ago)
Fourth is false
hot pepper (11 days ago)
No transgender bathroom
J V (11 days ago)
South Koreans include a lot of garlic in their food. Often you see office workers brushing teeth after lunch.
The random world of me (11 days ago)
Armyyyyy!.....???
Vergie Lucero (11 days ago)
Not at all only in South Korea maybe here in japan had thesame
taffannum asha (11 days ago)
I like Korean dramas.
Sudarshan Aravamudhan (11 days ago)
You forgot that South Korea has the highest suicide rate in the world.
cassanda in (12 days ago)
mommy: how do we go there we only have little money
cassanda in (12 days ago)
me: can we go there to see BTS mommy?
Grineer lancer (12 days ago)
Actually there are digital signs on bus stops in Estonia too
kunpimook bhuwakul (12 days ago)
PHILIPPINES PLEASE
Allen Tompkins (12 days ago)
SOUTH KOREANS PEOPLE ARE JUST AS EVIL AS THE NORTH KOREANS HEARTLESS INHUMANE ..LET THEM FIGHT IT OUT THEN GLASS THE ENTIRE PENINSULA
Person Man Man (12 days ago)
Seriously, poor and incorrect research on this video according to comments pictures are wrong, not from Korea
Lydia St-André (12 days ago)
Why is there a mouth that's gonna bite us in each transition?
Squirtle (13 days ago)
Korean dog meat lol
부비 (13 days ago)
1:11 .. Japan? i's not KOREA!
가이Gai (13 days ago)
When you just realize you were born in wrong country ;(
Sjaak Schulteis (14 days ago)
What to do with empty bottles.....you could carry them when they were full, so you can also carry them when they´re empty and wait for a waste bin or bring them home.
Lennon Ryea (14 days ago)
We have the 2nd one in new york
Ruqia Salamat (15 days ago)
ARMYYYY <3 lol
빅키Vicky (15 days ago)
Anyone from South Korea?👀🇰🇷❤
Stefen Salvatore (7 days ago)
Here🙋
Eileen Hotham (16 days ago)
To whoever decided on the chomping teeth transition: don’t use that ever again.
Matthew McClain (16 days ago)
Sup with them teef?
Zara wilkins (16 days ago)
I really like how Korean survives by mixing modern life with its history and culture which is very cool because most of the countries these days give up on their culture and chase western ways. It comes off as being desperate.
hannah patricia (16 days ago)
No.4 Mhmm yea BTS!
Luke Jang (16 days ago)
#8 is not normal for me and im korean
liya Abiye (16 days ago)
I watch larva!!!!!!
Nina Wicks (16 days ago)
Twice Bts Shine Blackpink IOI
JiminMochiMochi (17 days ago)
Lol the freak but ok
Jasmin Song Holtz (18 days ago)
I'm a Korean and I feel like a lot of information in this isn't really true about South Korea.
Elizabeth Phelan (18 days ago)
Most of the explanations in this video are about "Seoul" not a whole country :(
Makaila Ravet-Duran (18 days ago)
Does he know the difference between South Korea and Japan BC the music is Japanese not Korean but I have to ask is there any army's here and you know the couple with that winter jacket that every body uses in Korea I mean like everybody it's not to make them match it's to make them warmer and a must have item in South Korea.but what he said that was absolutely absolutely absolutely absolutely correct is that the best kpop group is BTS 방탄소년단. Where all our armys at?
Emma Roots (18 days ago)
I wear color coded uniform but I live in the UK
Andie Winchester (18 days ago)
Anyone else unable to watch this video because the teeth and pooping noise between facts freaked them out, or just me?
Shrabony Ahmed (19 days ago)
I love coffe
LOVE_SCENARIO (19 days ago)
Some of these are not true or not common in south Korea
Thank you for your effort to make things and good informations about S. Korea! I am one of your subscrivers. It was very nice to watch! You introduce S. Korea to other people around world in a good intent thats way i like more haha. I appreciated a lot of your works.
Melon Lon (20 days ago)
Ching chong has best technology but their very weak races
Tepy Sk (20 days ago)
The girl with dentists don't have food
Kpop this time
WhoSpilledMyTae ? (21 days ago)
S.Korea??? HALF THE PICS ARE JAPANESE!! th
Rosalie Cyphert (21 days ago)
I LOVE LARVA!!the show...
陳力源 (21 days ago)
9
Bishwarjit Angom (22 days ago)
Bright side u sucks
*Alea Pena * (22 days ago)
I just remembered you having 15 subs...
Flamingo Land (22 days ago)
I went there in 2009, and what i was wondering about is the wide variety of insects which been sold as food at street market.
James Vanguardia (22 days ago)
Pictures suggested are not actually about Korea. Some information do not actually match with Korea. They do not even know western pop. That is the fact.
Geetha Bhat (22 days ago)
Korea isnt the only country with all these "strange things" its pretty normal in mamy countries
Gacha Adventures! (22 days ago)
I wanna go to Korea now!😢
Stefen Salvatore (7 days ago)
Then come you're welcome here
Eddy Mison (22 days ago)
i love larva...
Lauren Alexander (22 days ago)
In the UK, we have a digital bus time in bus stops too... Super convenient ,'-)
BTS ARMY (23 days ago)
8:29
ingridAKTA (23 days ago)
Not only korea
pets world (23 days ago)
BTS!!! 😍😍
S H Ë P (23 days ago)
0:15 That was ummmm..... *unnecessary...*
H Malik (23 days ago)
None of these things are that strange
ayesha hossain (24 days ago)
Those stuffs doesnt just happen in sk it happens idk maybe almost whole asia
ES BryceOPS4 (24 days ago)
I m moving to South Korea right now I’m in Hawaii
Gage Baggaley (24 days ago)
Cool that's good to know

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