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    Top 5 things that come to your mind ...

    Top 5 things (could be person also and depending on your GK, its ok if you list less or more than 5) that come to your mind when you think of the following countries. Don't search the net or refer to anyone. Answers will give a clue as to what the rest of the world knows us for !!

    For eg. If I think of France, the first thing that comes to mind is Effiel tower, then fashion, art, etc. etc.

    Ok lets start ...

    India
    US
    UK
    France
    Germany
    Australia
    Italy
    Netherlands
    Egypt
    New Zealand
    Brazil
    Japan
    China
    Switzerland

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    Quote Originally Posted by CityOfNineGates View Post
    Top 5 things (could be person also and depending on your GK, its ok if you list less or more than 5) that come to your mind when you think of the following countries. Don't search the net or refer to anyone. Answers will give a clue as to what the rest of the world knows us for !!

    For eg. If I think of France, the first thing that comes to mind is Effiel tower, then fashion, art, etc. etc.

    Ok lets start ...

    India
    US
    UK
    France
    Germany
    Australia
    Italy
    Netherlands
    Egypt
    New Zealand
    Brazil
    Japan
    China
    Switzerland
    India- Taj Mahal, Gandhi, Apu,

    US- Baseball, football, BBQ, family

    UK- Queen Elizabeth, haggis, Scotch, bagpipes (sorry I'm Scottish)

    France-escargot, Mona Lisa, rudeness

    Germany-Beer, Bratwurst, volksmarches, Berlin Wall, soccer

    Australia-sharks, swimming, Kola Bears, Kangaroos

    Italy-Pompeii, Carney Park, earthquakes, crime (sorry used to live in Naples),
    and soccer

    Netherlands-Tulips, windmills, diamonds,

    Egypt-pyramids, cruising the Nile, Islam, King Tut

    New Zealand-Skiing, and sailing

    Brazil-Carnival, Rio, hot chicks, oh yeah and soccer

    Japan-taking off my shoes everywhere except the airport , sushi, sumo, oh yeah girlfriend

    China-Great Wall, Shanghai, kung-fu,

    Switzerland-skiing, fondue, mountains, hot chicks (actually this could be for all countries)


    Yup food, sports and touristy stuff for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CityOfNineGates View Post
    Top 5 things (could be person also and depending on your GK, its ok if you list less or more than 5) that come to your mind when you think of the following countries. Don't search the net or refer to anyone. Answers will give a clue as to what the rest of the world knows us for !!

    For eg. If I think of France, the first thing that comes to mind is Effiel tower, then fashion, art, etc. etc.

    Ok lets start ...

    India
    US
    UK
    France
    Germany
    Australia
    Italy
    Netherlands
    Egypt
    New Zealand
    Brazil
    Japan
    China
    Switzerland

    India - Family & relatives, spicy food, trains, Bollywood & poverty.

    US - Aviation, guns, politics, the military & the economy.

    UK - University, Wimbledon, museums, colonialism & rain.

    France - Culture, accent, Concorde, strikes & wine.

    Germany – World War 2, Hamburg, European Union, Mercedes-Benz & Erdinger beer.

    Australia - Kangaroos, Sydney Opera House, Australian Open, Sydney Harbour Bridge & sailing.

    Italy – Mafia, food, Leaning Tower of Pisa, football & Ferrari.

    Netherlands – Freedom, marijuana, KLM, The Hague & windmills.

    Egypt – Pyramids, accidents, River Nile, camels & history.

    New Zealand – Wine, mountains, greenery & yachts.

    Brazil – Beaches, crime, Rock in Rio Festival, Gustavo Kuerten & football.

    Japan – Racism, technology, immigration, Sony & Toyota.

    China – Gorgeous women, Great Wall of China, manufacturing, communism & the 1997 handover.

    Switzerland – Chocolates, cheese, banking, Swissair & the Alps.

    God I hope I don’t come across a total nincompoop

    Hope I didn't offend anyone

    Nebula82.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CityOfNineGates View Post
    Top 5 things (could be person also and depending on your GK, its ok if you list less or more than 5) that come to your mind when you think of the following countries. Don't search the net or refer to anyone. Answers will give a clue as to what the rest of the world knows us for !!

    For eg. If I think of France, the first thing that comes to mind is Effiel tower, then fashion, art, etc. etc.

    Ok lets start ...

    India
    US
    UK
    France
    Germany
    Australia
    Italy
    Netherlands
    Egypt
    New Zealand
    Brazil
    Japan
    China
    Switzerland

    India - Gandhi,tajmahal,terrorists,population, democracy,swastika
    US - bush , girls ,statue of liberty,dollar,hollywood,terrorists(9/11)
    UK - queen , her guards, island ,cabs,terrorists
    France - leaning tower, girls,
    Germany - Hitler , naziparty, swastika,football
    Australia - Bushfire,low population,
    Italy - Colosseum,rome,pope ,Vatican city
    Netherlands - mountains mountains and mountains
    Egypt - Pyramids , desert , swez canal, Israel
    New Zealand- Cricket,cool weather
    Brazil- Football, Girls, Friends(my).
    Japan- technology , earthquake,development
    China- aggressiveness , population, communists , shanghai ,tibet ..
    Switzerland - paradise

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    India - Poverty, Military conflict, melting pot of rich cultures, Cricket, spicy food
    US - Capitalism class distinctions, Freedom, patriot, Hollywood, junk food
    UK - Shit weather, crappy food, Muslims, WWII, great music
    France - art gallery, Good food, smoking, snobs, Antisemitism
    Germany - WWII, beer, machines, festivals, Nazis
    Australia - Hats, Kangaroos, south, gangs, fires
    Italy - Pasta, Roma, WWII, Art, I like the girls
    Netherlands - Drugs, Wooden clogs, South Africa, Chiks with cleavage
    Egypt - Bad bad driving, Wars with Israel, Drama programs, My favorite Arabic, The Band's VIsit [Film]
    New Zealand - Grass. Boredom. Kiwi.
    Brazil - Festivals, poverty, Amazon, music, soccer
    Japan - technology, suicide, language, different culture, mobile phones
    China - Communism, censorship, low people,
    Switzerland - quite, skiing, snow, banks


    I'm down straight ignorant.

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    India - Poverty, Cheese naan bread, the accent, cricket mad, sexy Flankers
    US - Fat paranoid religious people clutching automatic rifles, aircraft carriers, ugly cars, Bon Jovi, those crappy gangsta rappers
    UK - English girlies old crusty snobs, bad teeth, bad shower habits, SAS
    France - Food, colognes, really really crappy cars, arrogance, wine
    Germany - WW1, WW2, Merc AMG C63, Bmw M5, Tanks
    Australia - Home, Fire, The deep down belief that we live in the best part of the world.
    Italy - Pasta, Lamborghinis, Ferraris, Hair product, Men using too mich hair product.
    Netherlands - Weed, Ecstacy, Dance parties, Cafes that sell Weed, Women that can sell you anything you wish to purchase
    Egypt - Engineers, Corruption, Pyramids, The Nile, Cleopatra
    New Zealand - Kiwi, All Blacks, Sheep and the men that love them
    Brazil - Gorgeous women, that big statue of Jesus, Soccer, The mardi gras, the booties of those gorgeous Brazilian women
    Japan - WW2, ritual suicide, Hondas, Useless electronic gadgets, Anime
    China - Olympics, Empire on the Rise, Schezuan cousine, Hong Kong, The Birdsnest stadium
    Switzerland - everything is massively expensive, gorgeous women, banks, spy novels, wealth

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    India = good curries taj mahal ,the raj, elephants bollywood.

    US= big cars, hollywood ,paranoia,arrogance.crime, knuckleheaded voting system, cowboys for presidents

    UK= THE QUEEN
    ,Mosques, immigrants ,lousy weather ,rip offs, cheats ,thieves, police state,

    France= shithole , edit , BL*W**BS

    Germany= great beer ,ww2 hitler ,good sausages , lovely women, BMWs mercs

    Australia, = kangaroos, cork hats ,sheep, men that abuse them ,and sadly ,fires:(

    Italy= wine, songs rome ,romance ,lovely ladies
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    Netherlands= clogs ,windmills ,cheese ,tulips , bikes ,dykes ,and levees

    Egypt = pyramids ,ancient civilisation ,nile ,flies poverty

    New Zealand= mauoris, mountains ,trout fishing , parihaka.

    Brazil=football ,rio ,carnivals ,poverty

    Japan =kamikaze,threachery,bonzai,geisha,good cars, electrical goods,elder respect

    China= copies , good food, BONNY women for a short while, hard working nation

    Switzerland = yodels ,banks ,mountains , ski,ing chocolate ,cow bells ,dogs with brandy barrels
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    India - Outsourcing to Chennai; Indian cuisine; accent, head-shaking when talking; Cricket rivalry with Pakistan

    US - Open spaces; cheap jeans; big portions of food; lousy TV comedy; Southern girls are prettier than Northerners for some reason (no offence to the Northern ladies on this board! )

    UK - British Army; Harrod's; music examination boards ; Mdm Tussaud's; heroic failure of a national football team

    France - French cuisine, rude storeowners, worse help for those storeowners, shagging great selections in their cookery stores though!

    Germany - Warsteiner; orderliness; hogging the sunbeds;

    Australia - Great beer ads; desolate city centre (Perth) by 6pm; Nice girls; Waltzing Matilda

    Italy - Great pickpockets; cheap but nice cuisine; horrendous traffic; cheating, tight football defense

    Netherlands - bicycles; clogs; windmills; cheese; Anne Frank

    Egypt - Giza pyramids; humus; Nile River; belly dancing; Daylight robbers masquerading as tourist merchants.

    New Zealand - Maoris; Farming; Lord of the Rings; 100% Pure New Zealand campaign;

    Brazil - Football gods; Samba; Death Squads; Portuguese Language

    Japan - Japanese cuisine (including Sashimi and other stuff like soba etc.); Tokusatsu films; politeness; suicide

    China - Chinese cuisine isn't all that; horrific air pollution (soak in your bathtub after walking around Beijing); Melamine scandal

    Switzerland - Banks; fondue; Alps; Lion of Lucerne [/QUOTE]
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    India: the map.

    US: Military

    UK: London

    France: Paris

    Germany: Hitler

    Australia: shane warne

    Italy: Pizza

    Netherlands: dennis bergkamp

    Egypt: Nile

    New Zealand: Waitomo Cave

    Brazil: City of God

    Japan: Porn

    China: Red flag

    Switzerland: Snow
    cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by kuku View Post
    India: the map.

    US: Military

    UK: London

    France: Paris

    Germany: Hitler

    Australia: shane warne

    Italy: Pizza

    Netherlands: dennis bergkamp

    Egypt: Nile

    New Zealand: Waitomo Cave

    Brazil: City of God

    Japan: Porn

    China: Red flag

    Switzerland: Snow

    Do you like ***-porn?! Its the closes to pedophile porn as it gets!

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    India - Democracy, Culture and Civilisation, Indian Army, Overpopulation, Hospitality

    US - Muscle cars, Military, Apple Pie and Hot Dogs, Las Vegas, Money

    UK - Spitfire, Foreign Office, Saville Row, Redcoats, McLaren

    France - Napoleon, French Revolution, Voltaire, Cuisine and Champagne, Perfumes

    Germany - Oktoberfest, Autobahns, Proper food, Mercs and Beemers, Third Reich

    Australia - Roos, The Outback, Road Trains, Snakes, Sydney Harbour

    Italy - Alfa Romeo, Milan Fashion Week, Vatican city, Art, Omerta

    Netherlands - Legal weed, Amsterdam Red Light District , Rembrandt, Hague, Canals

    Egypt - History, Mid 20th century wars, Nile, Cleopetra, Suez Canal

    New Zealand - Adventure, Sheep, Helen Clark, Maoris, All Blacks

    Brazil - Hot Latinas, Ayrton Senna, Catholics, Beaches n Carnivals, Soccer

    Japan - Samurais, Enjo Kosai, Drifting, Martial Arts, Pollution

    China - Confucius , Ancient inventions, Socialism, Cheap and useless fancy stuff , Tibet and Taiwan

    Switzerland - Cows, Tourism, Banks, Federal Council and Military, Red Cross
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    India: Ghandi, customer disservice, famine, protectionism, tigers
    US: Star spangled banner, Washington, freedom, individualism, space
    UK: stiff upper lip, Nelson, fish and chips, common law, Shakespeare
    France: Les Miserables, French Revolution, Louis IV, wine, good cheese
    Germany: beer, Hitler (sorry), sausages, Prussians, invading France
    Australia: kangaroos, beer, Vegamite, eucalyptus, desert
    Italy: I'm hungry, soccer, food, more food, dang I'm hungry
    Netherlands: orange, my old roommate, Van Gogh, levees, windmills
    Egypt: pyramids, Six Days War, papyrus, Aswan Dam, Anwar Saddat
    New Zealand: I want to go there, beautiful, blast you Peter Jackson, the Weta (so cool), geysers
    Brazil: coffee, sugarcane, Amazon, beautiful women, beautiful soccer
    Japan: cars, WWII, Fuji, anime, remarkable amounts of weird culture
    China: hard work, Yellow river, bamboo, Great Wall, Beijing
    Switzerland: chocolate, muesli, watches, neutrality, William Tell
    I enjoy being wrong too much to change my mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PanSonic View Post
    Do you like ***-porn?! Its the closes to pedophile porn as it gets!
    Its the first thing you can think of, not the things you like.

    The only thing japanese i have are a couple of porn magazines a friend got from a trip to Tokyo.

    Didnt look that young to me, although most of them were dressed(just the first few pics) like maids or comic characters.

    I take it you have seen quite a few of them japanese porn movies then.
    cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by kuku View Post
    Its the first thing you can think of, not the things you like.

    The only thing japanese i have are a couple of porn magazines a friend got from a trip to Tokyo.

    Didnt look that young to me, although most of them were dressed(just the first few pics) like maids or comic characters.

    I take it you have seen quite a few of them japanese porn movies then.
    touche


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    Bad news then

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    Japan Pledges To Halt Production Of Weirdo Porn That Makes People Puke

    TOKYO—Acknowledging its embarrassment over worldwide outbreaks of violent, uncontrolled regurgitation, the Japanese government apologized Wednesday to the millions of viewers who have been sickened over the past three decades by the revolting depravity of the nation's pornographic exports.
    The response came after leaders of the world's 20 largest economies signed an accord threatening sanctions against Japan if international distribution of the nauseating materials did not immediately cease.


    The Japanese government has banned all 1,500 hours of film seized from this one-room studio in Kobe.

    "We honestly had no idea people did not enjoy this stuff," said Cultural Affairs Minister Kazuhiro Nakai, expressing regret for the thousands of hours of bondage porn, rape porn, utensil-rape porn, food-rape porn, frozen-food-rape porn, vomit-enema porn, elder-care-coma-patient-rape porn, and the kind of a porn in which a nubile youth is kidnapped, stripped, tied down in a wading pool and raped. "We are deeply ashamed for whatever it is about these films that has made people around the world vomit so vigorously. Please know that the content was only intended to entertain and arouse."

    Sources inside the Ministry of Cultural Affairs said Nakai, shocked by the recent development, is seeking to recall many of the products, including an estimated 27 million copies of select bukkake (splash), gokkun (gulp), and tamakeri (testicle-kicking) videos.

    Officials have already met with leaders of Japan's $5.5 billion adult entertainment industry in an attempt to develop regulations that conform to some small standard of basic human decency. Attending the talks were the heads of several major studios, including WoundSexerCo, Maid Molest Universal, Innocent Schoolgirl Despoil Youngest Daughter Lips Plunder Incest Distribution, and Sunrise-Rape-Rape-Nihon.

    The proposed new measures include a 50 percent reduction in live-eel anal insertions, and a requirement that portrayals of group sex involving seven or more individuals feature at least four human participants. Also under consideration is a zero-tolerance policy covering all "prurient uses" of colostomy bags.

    In what may signal a chastening within the industry, leading film producer Golden Dawn Global issued a press release this week voicing its "humility and bewilderment" and offering to cease international distribution of its blockbuster series Pregnant Ladyboy Sodomized Facedown In The Rice Bowl, a 23-part epic that has reportedly left thousands of viewers feeling repulsed, defiled, and forever doubtful about the inherent goodness of mankind.

    "I've seen about a million of these films, and each one is worse than the next," Portugal's Josť Randulfo told reporters after receiving treatment for dehydration, caustic chemical burns, and fractured ribs—the result of a 45-minute vomiting spell he suffered after renting Naughty Ginza Maids Drink Cocktail Of Refuse And Bile. "The doctors say it may take months before I remember what normal genitals look like, and even longer before I remember how they are intended to function."

    "An apology from the government is fine, but how will they address the trauma I've already suffered?" asked Dallas resident Carter Landismann, citing the film Let's Underwear Shop In Chinbo-Sho Medical District. "This stuff is disgusting. Like this scene here, with the latex-covered girl and the wolf and—oh, God, I'm gonna be sick again!"
    Although none of the studios would discuss paying reparations to those violated and debased by their offerings, they were eager to hear feedback from viewers.

    "I feel just awful that our work was received in this fashion," said Takuya Ishiyama, creative director of Shonen Young Forcible Jump. "But I know we can generate content more suitable for an international audience, perhaps by removing some of the characters who get off by choking on vomit they've drunk from a rubber tube inserted into their partner's stomach."

    Culture minister Nakai told members of the press Wednesday that his office would continue working to understand what other nations find objectionable about his country's pornography.
    "So just to be clear: even the cartoon tentacle-rape stuff?" Nakai asked. "Even though it's only animated and the probing tentacles are clearly not real?"
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