Thumbs down on thumbs up
It's no wonder the Fonz is shunned in Sardinia and Greece (of course), as well as in less-travelled countries like Nigeria, Iran and Afghanistan. In these cultures, the thumbs-up sign is the foulest of gesticular insults, roughly meaning "Up yours!" (Try watching "Happy Days" on TV using this meaning for the gesture. It's a good time.) In Thailand, it's not so much offensive as silly or mocking, like a child sticking out his tongue. Either way, it can make things awkward when hitch-hiking or reviewing movies.
National Geographic 2014 Emerging Explorer Nizar Ibrahim is part paleontologist, part conjurer, helping us reimagine dinosaurs through his groundbreaki... More National Geographic 2014 Emerging Explorer Nizar Ibrahim is part paleontologist, part conjurer, helping us reimagine dinosaurs through his groundbreaking research. He has discovered several new dinosaur species and sees these ancient reptiles as a gateway to inspiring children's passion for science. Learn more about Nizar Ibrahim and his work: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/09/140912-emerging-explorer-nizar-ibrahim-paleontology-sahara-dinosaur-fossil/ The Explorers Project chronicles the work of National Geographic's Emerging Explorers—tomorrow's visionaries who are making discoveries, making a difference, and inspiring people to care about the planet. Learn more at http://nationalgeographic.com/emerging.
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