English

Take a step back and cover your ears, It’s Big Bang day

Finally a celebration for atheists. After days like Christmas where the Christians celebrate the beginning of their time, the atheists now have a day to celebrate the theory of the Big Bang, which F.Y.I supposedly happened 13.699.999.999 years ago. Don’t ask me how long that is, cause I do languages, not numbers. Just way back in the day.

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Nederlands

Stapje achteruit en de vingers in de oren, het is Oerknaldag

Eindelijk een feestdag voor atheïsten. Na feestdagen zoals Kerst, waar Christenen het begin van hun tijd vieren, hebben nu ook atheïsten een dag om de theorie van de oerknal te vieren, deze vond trouwens ongeveer 13.699.999.999 jaar geleden. En dan moet je mij niet vragen hoe lang dat is, ik doe taal, geen nummers. Het is gewoon héél lang geleden.

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English

Valentine’s Day around the world: How do you celebrate it?

Happy Valentine’s Day! A tradition centering around love that is said to be dating back to medieval France and England and which has gotten its name from Saint Valentin.
Until the present day this tradition still has quite some significance, especially in Anglo-Saxon countries, and is often marked by a noteworthy increase in sales of flowers, chocolates and cosmetics. However, many countries around the world have their own traditions which either resemble Valentine’s Day or originate from Valentine’s Day but have a different meaning.

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Svenska

Världen runt på Valentinsdagen: Hur firar du denna dag?

Glad Valentinsdag! En tradition kring kärlek som sägs ha sitt ursprung i medeltida Frankrike och England och som har fått sitt namn från helgonet Sankt Valentin.
Fram till idag har denna tradition fortfarande stor betydelse, särskilt i anglosaxiska länder, och präglas ofta av en anmärkningsvärd ökning av blom-, choklad- och kosmetikförsäljning. Flera länder runtom i världen har dock egna traditioner som antingen påminner om Valentinsdagen eller har samma ursprung som Valentinsdagen men en annan innebörd.

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Português

Os 10 maiores estereótipos sexuais do mundo – Parte 1

Você tem alguma ideia pré-formada de como sexismo, igualdade de gênero, atribuitos corporais, conceitos e comportamentos em relação ao sexo mudam em cada país? Você já ouviu falar de alguma nação que é famosa por algum atributo em particular que é direta ou indiretamente relacionado ao sexo? Esta é uma compilação de dados sobre dez conceitos que, dependendo de cada caso, podem ou não ter razão.

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English

The world’s top 10 biggest sexual stereotypes – Part 1

Do you have any pre-made idea of how are sexism, gender equality, body features and behavior and mindsets towards sex different in each country? Have you heard of a nation that in known for any particular attribute that is direct or indirectly related to sex? This is a compilation of data around ten concepts that, depending on the case, may or may not be accurate.

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English

Ciao: “I am your slave”

Every day, in the world, billions of people meet or collide. Whether they know each other or they have never met, the first thing they instinctively do is greet each other.
Greeting someone is probably the second most common and independent action we carry out in our every-day routine, after breathing. It is an act of courtesy and respect, and we are taught to do it since infancy so that we don’t appear rude.

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Italiano

Ciao: “sono tuo servo”

Nel mondo ogni giorno si incontrano, e scontrano, miliardi di persone. Che si conoscano o che non si siano mai viste, la prima cosa che fanno, istintivamente, è salutarsi.
Salutare è forse l’azione più comune e involontaria che si possa compiere durante l’arco della giornata, dopo respirare. E’ un segno di cortesia, di rispetto che ci insegnano già da piccoli a fare per non apparire scortesi.

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