WEIRD ANTHROPOLOGY

Aussie slang no one else understands

We have developed a very unique way of expressing ourselves. – If you’re talking to someone from another country and they’re looking at you like you’re a few roos loose in the top paddock, it’s likely they literally have no idea what you’re …

What is the Islamic weekend?

Weekend in the Islamic world usually means Friday and Saturday.  Jasmin Merdan/Moment Archive via Getty Images – By Chad Haines, Associate Professor of Religious Studies, Arizona State University 2020 Jul 29 – Weekends just aren’t what they used to be, as the COVID-19 …

Why Does Cilantro Taste Like Soap To Some People?

The herb’s unique flavor can make a dish for some and ruin it for others. Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images – By Sophie Harrington, Mental Floss – Surprisingly controversial, cilantro (or coriander, as it’s known in other parts of the world) has sparked …