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10 things you probably didn’t know about Iran

Persian politeness is an art form: If you get in a taxi anywhere in Iran, chances are when you try to pay, your driver will refuse to take your money. Walk into a shop to buy something, the same happens. Baffled?The cultural practice of Taarof is Iran’s own personal brand of etiquette. You’re not really being given a freebie, it’s ...

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Strange Valentine’s Day Traditions All Around the World

 first Valentine’s Day card originated in France when Charles, Duke of Orleans, sent love letters to his wife while imprisoned in the Tower of London in 1415. Today, Valentine’s Day cards remain a popular tradition in France and around the world.Another traditional Valentine’s Day event in France was the loterie d’amour, or “drawing for love.” Men and women would fill houses ...

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“Book Garden”, a Massive Cultural Collection of Tehran

Construction of Tehran Book Garden which is underway as part of a large project for the cultural complex at Abbasabad area in Tehran, has attracted the attention of those involved in cultural affairs as well as that of citizens. The large complex in the heart of the city which provides a clear space and favorable condition for offering cultural works ...

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Coolest Rest Stops and Gas Stations Around the World

You can’t miss the 4-ton, 66-foot-tall illuminated soda bottle in front of Pop’s on Route 66. Whether you need to fill your tank or quench your thirst, Pop’s has what you need. The restaurant features over 700 types of sodas, seltzers and other soft drinks.

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