7 Innocent Gestures That Can Get You Killed Overseas
If you've ever had your penis cut off and/or been executed while on holiday, you'll probably know that it's easy to offend people from other cultures. Unless you learn the ways of the place you're visiting, even the most well-meaning tourist can regularly find his oesophagus stuffed with burning goat. But surely just plain common sense and good manners will save you, right? Wrong. Extend Your Hand, Palm Outward in Greece What you think you are saying: "Phew! What you are actually saying: "Phew! What the hell? SHIT, is what we're saying here. If you really want to piss a Greek person off, you can go for the double moutza, which features both hands splayed above your head. Give the Thumbs-Up In The Middle East What you think you are saying: "Ayyyyy! What you are actually saying: "Ayyyyy! What the hell? The thumbs-up sign has been confusing people for thousands of years. Finish Your Meal In Thailand / The Philippines / China What you think you are saying: "This is a delicious meal.
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