One of the things I always find amazing about this community is how everyone is from so many different parts of the world. But as someone who dropped out of school in the second grade, I sometimes don’t know much about where people are from. So I thought it would be fun to share some information about where we’re all from (no political stuff so we can keep it clean). I’ll start:
- Tomorrow is the “4th of July” holiday, where we celebrate our independence from the English. We celebrate by having cookouts, drinking beer and lighting fireworks.
- Professional Soccer (football) is not really that popular in the U.S.
- We’re having record breaking heat in some parts of the country this summer.
QLD here in Australia.
- Bloody freezing at the moment ( 15 degrees C )
- State of Origin #3 is on tonight. This is a yearly rubgy match between our state (QLD) and the one just south of us (NSW). The best of the best play it out in 3 matches spread over a month or so. Most people head to a local pub or mates house and make an evening of it, and most call in sick the following day I have absolutely zero interest in sports, so it’s always awkward around friends when they’re chatting away about this and that.
- Australia is much bigger than most people think. We spent 3 months driving around it last year in a caravan whilst working on envato items. If anyone is looking for a place to back pack then I would recommend this country.
- Most games and digital content costs lots more in Australia than US (eg: games from Steam and Adobe downloads)
This is great idea!
I am from Cyprus a small island in Mediterranean sea ( http://bit.ly/Nkwnl3 google map) and member of EU!
Facts: Freaking hot in summer! ( over 37 degrees normally) not really cold winter min 10 Degrees.
We Speak Greek (mother language)!
Popular touristic Destination ( Agia napa city (party 24 hours)!
Football very popular Here!
Populations a bit over 800 000
Very expensive electronics like tvs, pc etc.
You can go around the island in 3 days.
The rest i leave it to you to google it and learn the history
P.S. You are invited for summer vacations and party
- Country in the Northern Europe with a population of approximately 6 million.
- Called the “Land of the thousand lakes” when there’s in fact 187,888 lakes in here.
- We’re pretty good at hockey from time to time.
- No polar bears or Eskimos contrary to popular belief.Around 24 °C today.
- Our coastline is more than 15.000 km, even if Greece is a small country.
- Official name of Greece is Hellas and greeks are hellens.
- We created our first alphabet about 1900 BC.
- We took our first loan at 1823, before our independence (1830), so we have history of loans too
- We dont “break plates” any more! That was a kind of fun at 60s and 70s.
- “Frappe” coffee (a kind of cold coffee) was created at Thessaloniki (city of Greece) in 1957 by a man who couldnt find hot water
- Is right in the middle of Europe with no access to the sea
- With a population of 8.5 mio and a capital called “Vienna” (approx. 1.7 mio)
- We have currently about 35° Celcius (95° Fahrenheit)
- We have many mountains here cause a big part of the Alps is in our country (biggest is “Großglockner” with 3.798 m (12.460 ft)
- Our main language is German but we have many dialects which are often hard to understand for foreign people
- We have awesome tasting beer
- No polar bears around here (at least what I know)
Interesting thread… ;D Especially that we all know everything about USA So… Poles gives special attention to their culture and history (I know it’s important but it’s so boooooring … ). Poland in a few words is the country of beautifull woman, alcohol lovers, brilliant food, wonderful landscapes, hard work, and dynamic changes… As a musician I am proud to be Polish when listening to Chopin nocturnes… Maybe my friends will write some more words…
So, The United Kingdom...
- England – We eat tea and scones all day darling!
- England – London isn’t very English at all, come and visit real England if you make the trip here…
- Scotland – Has our highest mountain, Ben Nevis
- Scotland – The capital Edinburgh is one of the nicest cities you’ll ever see
- Wales – It rains (still beautiful though)
- Wales – More sheep than people?!
- Northern Ireland – Separated from the Republic of Ireland (only border in UK)
- Northern Ireland – I’ve never been, would love to go!