What Life In Russia is Really Like

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Winter Swimming

Swimming in ice-cold waters isn't that weird in Russia! Every year, soon after the new year starts, Russians do an "ice plunge" into the nearest frozen-over lake. This tradition started over a hundred years ago. Even Russian elders take the plunge, claiming that it's good for their cardiovascular system! 

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Dash Cameras

It's not uncommon for American's to have a dashcam, but having a dashcam is not as popular as it is in Russia. Almost every car on the road has its own camera. These cameras help protect citizens from insurance fraud, which was so common in Russia that these cameras became a necessity. Now, videos that capture crazy (and mostly stupid) accidents from Russian cars are all over Youtube.

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The More You Know

  • Mr. and Mrs. came from the words master and mistress.
  • Pittsburgh is the only city where all three major sports teams share the same colors.
  • The population of the United States increases by one person every 12 seconds.
  • J.K. Rowling became the first person to become a billionaire by writing books. However, she also lost her billionaire status because she donated so much money to charity!
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