Most Asians suffer from lactose intolerance and humans, in general, become lactose intolerant after weaning. It’s only with the advent of agriculture that some races were able to properly digest milk and other dairy products even if they are already adults.
French preschools serve four-course lunches (including a cheese course) to educate them in taste and stimulate their senses.
In the 1800s, Americans drank, on average, 90 bottles of whiskey per year, or 1.7 bottles per week. This was because, at that time, whiskey was sold at 25 cents a gallon, making it cheaper than wine, beer, tea, coffee, and even milk.
Australians don't traditionally celebrate Halloween, and its increasing popularity there is often considered to be an example of encroaching American cultural imperialism, despite it being a millennia-old Celtic European holiday.
Germans celebrate Father's day by having "oddly dressed men pulling wagons filled with beer into parks and drinking until they pass out."
The average Mexican citizen works an average of 2,255 hours a year, while the average Danish citizen works only 1,410 hours per year.
The average citizen of Liechtenstein doesn't even lock their door because crime in the country is so low. The last murder was 10 years ago.
Any Brazilian citizen can have a sex change operation for free because it is a constitutional right there.
Indian housewives hold $600 billion worth of gold - more than the reserves of the USA, IMF, Switzerland, and Germany combined.
In the 1960s the Zambian Space program tried to send a mission to Mars, incurring hijinks such as training astronauts by rolling them down hills in oil drums as well as promising UNESCO that they would not indoctrinize the native Martians.
Citizens in Estonia are given an ID card that includes a public/private key pair allowing users to cryptographically sign digital documents.
85% of Belarusian children are deemed to be Chernobyl victims. They carry “genetic markers” that could affect their health at any time and can be passed on to the next generation.
Many Asians wear surgical masks not only to stop viruses from spreading but also because women want to avoid having to put on make-up before hitting the streets. Pop stars, actresses, and models also wear them to avoid getting recognized in public and getting caught by paparazzi.
A group of Austrians who have been nicknamed "Arsenic Eaters" used to ingest doses far beyond the lethal dose of arsenic trioxide without any apparent harm. In 1851, the medical world learned about the practice of arsenic eating among peasants who ate up small doses initially and gradually built up to 300-400mg as a mithridate to help enable strenuous work at high altitudes in the Alps.
The tradition among Bolivian Aymara women of wearing bowler hats began in the early 20th century. It's thought to have originated when a consignment from Europe for railway workers was found to contain hats that were too small.