15 Strange Things That Seem Normal Only In South Korea

15 Strange Things That Seem Normal Only In South Korea

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.

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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.

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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.

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50 Comments

  1. Abrar Zendeli on September 10, 2021 at 12:02 am

    I feel bad for those kids



  2. Sophie Baek on September 10, 2021 at 12:03 am

    … I’m South Korean. Why are you saying we don’t have geography in school? Also a majority of us do LISTEN TO MUSIC that isn’t k-pop. The rest, though I thought that was normal.



  3. samuel yang on September 10, 2021 at 12:04 am

    I’m Korean and South Korean people are very sensitive



  4. Sandeep Rao on September 10, 2021 at 12:05 am

    The tooth bite sounds amazing! 😬😎👄



  5. Fredric Clack on September 10, 2021 at 12:11 am

    "All work & no play…"



  6. Ãhãñã Øffîćîãľ on September 10, 2021 at 12:12 am

    WHO IS A BTS FAN HERE???ANY ARMY???



  7. MacrossFaltenmeyer on September 10, 2021 at 12:13 am

    You show Tokyo’s Shibuya Crossing numerous times,in Japan.Not South Korea…it is confusing.The rest of the video is all right.



  8. issicyLee on September 10, 2021 at 12:15 am

    its not only in south korea



  9. 장미 on September 10, 2021 at 12:15 am

    7:42 – ???

    and I can’t belive I didn’t know that untill now



  10. You know BTS? on September 10, 2021 at 12:17 am

    We know



  11. Jeurel Singleton on September 10, 2021 at 12:17 am

    The Mega mall in Seoul



  12. Super Duper Sisters on September 10, 2021 at 12:19 am

    BTS I love BTS!



  13. 왕지은 on September 10, 2021 at 12:20 am

    I’m from South Korea 🇰🇷



  14. Browne Sugarr on September 10, 2021 at 12:21 am

    American teachers..hmm’😏
    expect that gift card or gift basket at the end of the year..to keep the bias in the system.🙄



  15. 유진 on September 10, 2021 at 12:23 am

    Well I’m from Korea and there r both truth and false in this video:) Still thank you for all the attention! I felt so proud of our country. Have a great day☺︎︎



  16. Moist Maniac on September 10, 2021 at 12:28 am

    Okay can somebody please explain the thumbnail because I just watch the whole show to see what it was about. Lol.



  17. Cyrus Atei on September 10, 2021 at 12:28 am

    couldn’t watch to the end because of the teeth chomping after every fact, so irritating



  18. Sehjor Malik on September 10, 2021 at 12:30 am

    Hey the toilet thing also happens in India!



  19. Mustapha Gaye on September 10, 2021 at 12:31 am

    gaye69



  20. Darth Tyranus on September 10, 2021 at 12:32 am

    Bright side your on a serious incorrect info rampage 👎👎👎👎👎



  21. Ninz Alido on September 10, 2021 at 12:34 am

    Many people in Philippines like Korean drama and movie, and teenager loves Kpop.😎🙂

    From: Pilipinas.



  22. TAIWO DAMILOLA on September 10, 2021 at 12:35 am

    If you are African living in Africa, some of these things are not weird at all



  23. Young forever on September 10, 2021 at 12:39 am

    BTS are the best!



  24. Deepika Deepuka on September 10, 2021 at 12:39 am

    I love south korea ♥️



  25. GoodMusicManiac999 Z on September 10, 2021 at 12:39 am

    I greatly admire their tough mentality, but I also think they have to learn to be less obsessively competitive and craving for perfection.
    Btw I love Koreans!



  26. Mohammed Abamilki on September 10, 2021 at 12:39 am

    I know larva q



  27. Craig Hardee on September 10, 2021 at 12:39 am

    I love South Korea when I lived there. Lots of weird things happened when there but one of the weirdest was when the bus stopped for a break during a long ride I was sitting on the toilet and a woman came in mopping out the stall while I was doing my business.



  28. 류안 홍 on September 10, 2021 at 12:40 am

    The Korean love meat like beef or folk, better than f**king dog.



  29. TallCoolDrink on September 10, 2021 at 12:40 am

    Never give shoes as gifts. It is said that the receiving party will walk out of your life, to never be seen again.



  30. Edwin George Shaji on September 10, 2021 at 12:41 am

    which app do you use for editing your video



  31. Jaycees Jain on September 10, 2021 at 12:41 am

    PP



  32. Luis rex on September 10, 2021 at 12:43 am

    Taxee 2:40



  33. JULIA CHOI on September 10, 2021 at 12:44 am

    이딴건 누가 만드는거임?



  34. Joseph Fried on September 10, 2021 at 12:46 am

    Much better than North Korea 🇰🇵🇰🇷



  35. Kio Feila on September 10, 2021 at 12:47 am

    the image of the inside of a mouth doing a bite between clips is just not at all enticing



  36. BRIGHT SIDE on September 10, 2021 at 12:48 am

    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



  37. Marcuz on September 10, 2021 at 12:48 am

    The gig gig gig gig gig daddy daddy daddy do you go to google daddy Google it Siri Siri we the gig gig gig daddy daddy daddy



  38. anquiityu on September 10, 2021 at 12:48 am

    하지만



  39. Maxwell Boyd on September 10, 2021 at 12:49 am

    I am a regular American high schooler and I have I studying life style like a South Korean



  40. Lavenia Wang on September 10, 2021 at 12:50 am

    worka what?



  41. Huynh Jayden on September 10, 2021 at 12:51 am

    I know the movie larva and always watch that



  42. Cfmdorinna fgvgm on September 10, 2021 at 12:51 am

    I enjoy practical gifts



  43. RIP Sarah Harding on September 10, 2021 at 12:54 am

    Stop making ads



  44. Erasweet Dumabok on September 10, 2021 at 12:56 am

    who eat dogs? wth is that? HAHAHAHAHAH



  45. slime world on September 10, 2021 at 12:56 am

    I am an army😊



  46. cabbic on September 10, 2021 at 12:56 am

    ㅋㅋㅋㅋ

    ?



  47. Double.bunny's.Jae°•°• on September 10, 2021 at 12:57 am

    Bright side:have you ever visited south Korea ?
    Me:yes I visit there every day in my dreams tho😏💜😭
    And my HUBBY live there (JK)😂



  48. Korean Funny(K-POP, MOVIE, MOBILE-MESSAGE,K-STAR) on September 10, 2021 at 12:57 am

    – Each country has a different laugh code. However, many people seem to want to know the laughing codes of people from other countries.



  49. GenAfterNextTactics on September 10, 2021 at 1:00 am

    Some of this is true and some of this is not. The trash can thing is definitely true. People just pile trash up on the the corner or next to a building. I wish they would just put trash cans out please.



  50. Sidra shabbir on September 10, 2021 at 1:00 am

    Pakistani people study at mid night🇵🇰🇵🇰🇵🇰🇵🇰 or early in the morning till 3:30 am