Traditional Christmas Food from Around the World

13. Laufabrauð – Iceland

Laufabrauð is Icelandic fried bread that’s made specifically to celebrate the Christmas season. It’s a basic round of bread that’s rolled out super-thin, and pierced with a cutout pattern before being fried in hot oil.

The patterns can be whatever you like, or you can buy a specific tool called a laufabrauðsjárn, which cuts out a pretty, pre-set pattern when you roll it over the dough. Often Icelandic families gather before the holiday to make a bunch of laufabrauð together.

14. Kentucky Fried Chicken – Japan

If you spend the holiday season in Japan, you may be surprised to learn that most people get takeout for dinner on Christmas — and not just any kind of takeout. The most popular dish in Japan to eat on Christmas is Kentucky Fried Chicken.

The introduction of a “Christmas Party Barrel” in 1974 inspired a new national custom, and now it’s so popular that if you want to eat KFC on Christmas, you’ll have to place your order up to two months in advance.

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Styles of Wrestling from Around the World

Most of us are familiar with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). This brand rose in popularity within the 1980s, thanks to the likes of Hulk Hogan and “Macho Man” Randy Savage, who placed wrestling on the pop culture map. As time wore on, the WWE has built a mass marketing and entertainment empire through their larger-than-life personalities, including the likes of Stone Cold Steve Austin, The Rock, and Triple H. Still, why some out there can state the WWE does profile some wrestling, it is a far cry from the true techniques that are involved in the sport itself.

Why You Should Travel While You’re Still Young

If you’re worried about embarking on a travel adventure and wondering whether it’ll negatively affect your life, the simple answer is “no, it won’t.” In fact, when you stop to take a closer look at it, the benefits considerably outweigh the risks. While in the past it may have looked like a frivolous undertaking, nowadays it’s considered a character-defining experience. If you have the chance to travel now, take it without thinking as your future-self will be forever grateful for the lessons, friends, and memories you will make.

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