In Austria, the hills are alive with the sound of music. That is all we know, learned by watching the musical of the same name. Echoing around said hills is yodeling, a unique type of singing accompanied by these very long Alpine horns.
The yodel started out as a means of communication by shepherds. If an animal wandered off, a special yodel would announce it. There were hundreds of different yodels known to Austrian villages but most of them are lost to time. What about those horns? How are they transported? Roof rack?
In the Meantime in South Africa
Separate cold and hot taps still exist in South Africa, despite the fact single water taps were invented in 1880. In South Africa, handwashing choices are limited. Warm is not an option! These faucets are also found in English sinks.
Dual taps are a remnant of British influence, not the fault of South Africans. Besides inefficient plumbing in common, the two nations share a love of sports. At first, the British set their sights on South Africa for trade purposes. But after diamonds were found there in 1860, the empire’s interests peaked.
In the Meantime in Mongolia
A large percentage of people in Mongolia live as nomadic herders. It’s not an occupation for the weak of heart. These folk cross frozen landscapes, including lakes, sea ice, and rivers, escorting a variety of herding animals. Yaks, horses, goats, sheep, and reindeer are sometimes stubborn and try to escape.
What have you done that could compare? These people will pull your man card in a second! The chase can be hilarious, but the nomads always win. Mongolians always finish the journey by taking the entire herd to better grazing lands.
In the Meantime in Japan
Japan is a very orderly nation. Part of the reason for that is great respect for the rules and following them. The Japanese are known for being polite and demonstrating self-control. But geez.
Look at these people! I mean, yes, the arrow on the other side of the stairs does point down, but that side is also barren wilderness while everyone else is cramped together on the left. We wonder the kind of angry looks a rascal in a rush might get for going on the wrong side.
In the Meantime in Sudan
So, you think you’ve seen a dust storm? No place has dust storms like Sudan. The phenomenon is known by the name "haboob", and it's basically a mega wall of dust that is 70 miles wide and 5,000 feet high! Translated from Arabic, it means “violent wind” and when one rolls in, it’s a bad day.
The massive wall of sand blocks out the sun entirely. It is nature in its indomitable form. When a haboob is coming, there’s no place to run.