40+ Pics That Prove Brazil Is Unlike Any Other Country

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The users of r/ItHadToBeBrazil are dedicated to showing people a closer look into Brazil and its citizens. They state, “We are funny, resilient, a bit ridiculous, a lot of fun and kind of weird, we are also tons of beauty and wholesomeness.” These Redditors regularly share some of their favorite sites and happenings in Brazil.

A Tasty Treat

With so much coastline, it’s no surprise that Brazil enjoys some beautiful beach days. Why wouldn’t you with the ocean so close by?

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Of course, you still need snacks while you’re on the beach. Plus, what’s a better solution to a hot day than ice cream? At this cart in Maragogi, beachgoers can enjoy some freshly bought ice cream without having to leave the water. What could compare to tasty ice cream by the coral reefs?

Revamping the Money

If you have money, you probably don’t want anything unexpected happening to it. After all, that’s more than just a loose scrap of paper!

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This person made a slight mistake when they had forgotten to take their money and ID out of their pocket before they jumped in the pool. When the two pieces of paper got wet, the ink transferred to revamp the money with a self-portrait. It’s an interesting change of pace, at least!

Leave This Bird Alone

No matter what type of pet you’re faced with, it’s a good idea to see if they want attention before you pet or play with them. It can be hard to tell sometimes but that isn’t something you have to worry about.

Facebook // Marcelo, a calopsita.

The box he’s in is covered with signs warning any onlookers that this is Marcelo’s house and that he isn’t a fan of visitors. If that wasn’t clear enough, “go away” and “danger” should sum it up.

Capybara Bread

If you aren’t familiar, capybara’s are adorable, large rodents native to South America. In other words, you’d probably see a few in Brazil if you found yourself there for a visit!

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In this television program, they got crafty with some bread shaped like a capybara. It’s not only a great way to use a local animal as a theme but it’s a cute idea that we’re sure would steal the show at any dinner party. It turned out really well here!

Let Them Play!

Driving often means watching out for more than cars. For instance, animals like deer are fairly well-known for making their way into the road. Luckily, many places mark areas on the road where animals are known to hang out.

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This way, they can offer an extra warning for people to watch out for animals. In this sign, they warn drivers to watch out for capybara who might be spending time near or on the road.

Very Funny

When it comes to pranks, it seems like the options are nearly limitless. So, what do you do when you want to pull a funny prank?

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According to whoever did this, it was to throw a little soap into a fountain in Tatuí and see what happened. The results were plenty of bubbles not only flowing out of the fountain but also flooding into the road around it. We have to wonder how long it took to undo this prank.

Three-for-One Deal

There are times that you probably shouldn’t cut corners. When you’re constructing a building, it’s probably better to stick to following full processes carefully. On the other hand, an easy solution is sometimes just too tempting.

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In this case, they could have installed three different lights, especially given that they’re separated by a wall. We just have to wonder what exactly are you supposed to do when the bulb dies — it doesn’t look easy to change!

No Entry

It’s not uncommon to see certain animals wandering around. What animals you see can depend on where you are, though. It just so happened that one morning in Brazil, a cow decided to park itself in front of the Federal Police Station.

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This probably wouldn’t have been a problem if it didn’t refuse to let anybody in and wasn’t quite so large. We mean, it’s pretty difficult to move it unless it feels like moving out of its own accord.

Toucan Home

As time goes on, things change. As for these poles in Brazil, it meant a shift to concrete poles instead of less durable wood ones. This news could have been frustrating for some of the local wildlife, especially this toucan who had nested in the pole.

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That’s why the professionals who constructed the new pole made sure to keep the nest intact and in place for this flying friend. It looks like he likes it!

No Pockets? No Problem!

Sometimes, you see something odd that you can’t explain that makes you wonder why someone would do that. Other times, it seems like they’ve stumbled on something clever. Apparently, this person’s pockets were full or unavailable.

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Still, they didn’t feel like just holding their phone the whole time. So, what other solution could there be but to repurpose the back of their baseball cap? While unexpected, it’s a pretty clever solution to the problem at hand.

My Favorite!

Ice cream shops are amazing places to be. At the end of the day, who doesn’t want to try a flavor of ice cream they’ll love?

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Another cool thing about ice cream shops is that you can try flavors you’ve never heard of before. In this case, you can even try a flavor that no one’s quite sure about! If you aren’t up-to-date on your Portuguese, the Redditor clarified that the flavor is named “I don’t know.”

Back With a Friend

This post tells quite the story. As a matter of fact, it’s so unbelievable that we can see why they included a picture to prove their point. It all started when this dude’s dog went missing.

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Luckily, the OP found and brought his pup home after a month-long search. About a week after his return, the pup was playing outside and when he returned home, he had an identical friend with him — who he must have met during his little runaway adventure.

Now That’s Dedication

It’s interesting to see what people come up with to try. In most people’s off time, they might read a book or catch up on a show. That’s not the case for this Brazilian YouTuber.

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In a feat that few could hope to accomplish, he built his very own submarine. In fact, he even took to the water with it in a daring experiment. We’re impressed not only at the attempt but that it works perfectly!

The Perfect Pet

A lot of people walk their pets on a leash. It’s a great way to ensure sure they get some exercise whilst keeping them safe from wandering off.

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Usually, if you see someone holding a leash, you might expect to see a dog on the other end. That wasn’t quite the case here. This pet owner was just trying to make sure that his pet duck got some exercise while he grabbed a bite to eat.

Making Room for a Barbecue

You can’t blame someone for wanting to cook up something good for themselves or their family. How do you do that with little space, though?

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This person just wanted to enjoy a little barbecue and they had a great idea as to how to pull that off. Since they didn’t quite have anywhere else to do it, why not just slip it out the window? A satellite dish can make for a great table in a pinch, apparently.

Stopping Thefts

There’s a litany of ways that stores work to stop shoplifting. Many stores install a detector at the door.

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This shop in Brazil had another, much easier idea, on the other hand. They simply only put the left shoes on display. This way, you can still try on the flip-flops but you aren’t going to have the chance to steal a pair. You get the second shoe when you make your purchase at the register.

Fashion Forward

Anyone who has taken their phone outside in the summer knows how fast they can overheat. So, how can a driver in Brazil keep their phone from baking in the sun?

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The best way is to keep the phone out of direct sunlight but this is hard when you’re using it as a GPS. This Uber driver managed to come up with a cute and clever solution — they gave their phone a little hat to block out the sun.

Sometimes it Gets Busy

Any highly-populated place can see some chaos when traffic becomes bad. That doesn’t just exist for independent drivers either. Anyone who has taken public transport before knows that a seat isn’t always guaranteed.

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However, standing isn’t always quite as comfortable. To avoid either situation, these two took their seats through the emergency exit in the roof. We hope the bus didn’t face any low clearances like a bridge or low road sign!

An Amazing Alternative

There are times that the place you’re staying in might be missing out on some popular features. For example, access to working Wi-Fi. They can offset it, though, by offering other benefits of the place.

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In all honesty, few people would probably turn down spending their time with a cute little cat in this green oasis. A cute cat is definitely more than enough to distract us from the lack of access to binge-watching streaming services all weekend!

A Touch of Nature

Usually, when man-made elements are added to an area, some of the natural elements are cleared away to make room for them. For instance, you have to clear an area before building a road.

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The same is true for a sidewalk. However, that doesn’t mean that those natural elements stay away forever. On this sidewalk in Brazil, the trees are starting to take back the sidewalk space with sprawling roots reaching almost clear across from one side to another.

Watch Out for the Animals

When you’re outside, you have to respect the animals around you. After all, you’re in their home this time, so you can’t be mad that they’re there.

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On top of that, not every animal you see is as friendly as you might hope. In this locale, you’ll want to watch out for black rats. We can’t think of a worse way to top off a peaceful walk than a rat attack, so it’s probably best to just listen to the sign.

Chilly Horses

When the weather starts getting colder, you have to take measures to stay warm. That goes for more than just you, too. Of course, you’ll also want to keep the animals you’re in charge of warm and safe.

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That’s why they sell so many sweaters for dogs! In this case, this person had to make sure their horse was warm in a coat that even keeps their face both warm and safe from the biting wind.

A Little Condogminium

If there are a lot of dogs around that don’t seem to have homes, you might want to do something to help. Many people opt to set out food or even adopt one.

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On the other hand, someone here obviously went the extra mile. They didn’t even stop at a single dog house but built an entire con-dog-minium to keep them safe and dry while they rest! There are even stepping stones and a porch leading up to it.

Over It

If there’s one popular concept about Brazil, it’s a passion for soccer. However, living near a soccer field can have some drawbacks. Even if this person loves the sport, they didn’t love how many balls hit their window.

Facebook // The Football Arena

This spiked window cover seems like their last resort but it looks effective, to say the least. Plus, those specific balls will never hit the window again since their rendered effectively useless by their sharp landing.

Turning Tables

If you’re going to make a rule, you should probably make sure there isn’t an easy workaround. After all, people can get rather creative. This Redditor explained that this picture was taken shortly after the mayor put a ban on tables on the sidewalk.

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The good news is that they found a way to still enjoy a little outdoor social time while technically staying within the rules. This truck bed definitely isn’t the sidewalk.

Keep it Safe

Going grocery shopping is a regular occurrence. So, it might surprise you if you see something different or out of the ordinary. That’s why this person was so surprised to see a change at their local grocery store.

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The store had taken extra security measures today, including adding security devices to the meat. We wonder how many pieces of meat were stolen before they decided to invest in these devices and whether they stuck around or not.

A Wholesome Accessory

If there’s one thing that you can rely on your grandmother for, it’s to come through with good food and cute crafts. This grandmother is no different.

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When her son came home with this motorbike, this OP’s grandmother knew exactly what accessory he was missing. After all, it wouldn’t do to have the kickstand scuffing the floors anyway. What better way to get around this than a small, crocheted mat to support it?

A Bold Approach

Certain jobs come with a lot more safety restrictions. In the end, if you work with a lot of dangerous equipment, you have to be careful while you do your job.

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There’s a lot to consider in this picture but we’re really stuck on where this person is working. Those sparks are getting dangerously close to the highly flammable and large propane tanks right next to them. If it works, points for bravery, at least.

Boats Need Fuel Too

We’ve already briefly touched on the fact that Brazil enjoys a lot of natural water features, from beaches to rivers. In turn, that means there are a lot of boats.

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If you have a boat with an engine, you’ll need to fuel up from time to time. However, if you aren’t near the shore, you don’t necessarily have to panic. There are some useful solutions including this floating gas station that people can stop at right on the water.

A Cute Interview

There’s nothing quite as striking as some of the unique perspectives that local new sources tackle. They’re ready to get the perspective of community members you might not consider interviewing.

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In this case, this anchor knew that the dog they ran into had something valuable to say. Well, it doesn’t look like they said much actually but we wonder if the microphone was quite as tasty as this pup hoped. This is one interview we wouldn’t want to miss a second of.

That’s a Bit Frightening

There are some animals and insects that you don’t want to cross. Most people shy away when a single wasp gets into their home or car. We’re not sure we could handle stumbling across a wasp nest like this one found in Brazil.

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The rare find was luckily abandoned and weighed in at a total of just over 33 pounds. It would have been a nightmare to stumble across while it was fully active!

That’s One Solution

There are some jobs that you need a ladder for. There’s just no way that you can hope to reach some things otherwise.

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This group wasn’t about to get deterred by a missing ladder. Instead, they just compiled one themselves out of a few nearby items. The result looks rather terrifying to put to use but they all seem fairly confident in their creation and casual about someone using it. They managed to make it work!

A Family Outing

There’s wildlife that people can see even in their own backyard. In Brazil, like many other places, one animal that you might see is an opossum. This person looked out their window to see a particularly striking sight one day, though.

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Not only was there an opossum walking on the line outside the window but it was a mother with all of her children hanging on for the ride! They managed to capture quite the cute family outing.

Everything’s Cure

There are certain businesses or public places that you might walk into that seem to take their security very seriously. There’s a variety of measures that a business could take.

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As for this business, they made sure to secure everything… even the cameras that were already there to monitor everything. It makes sense — if someone stole the security camera, it wouldn’t do the business much good. At least this way, it can’t be stolen intact.

No Bread for the Dog

It’s up to owners to monitor their pet’s diet. They have to make sure that their pup is getting all the nutrients they need to stay healthy.

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Sometimes, a vet might put a pet on a diet. In that case, little habits — like sneaking the dog treats — can cause a problem. This dog owner cut past this problem with a straightforward accessory reading, “I’m on a diet, don’t feed me bread.”

That’s a Strong Dog!

Any pet owner can tell you that your pets will surprise you pretty frequently. You’ll learn they can do a lot of things that you thought they couldn’t.

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Still, this dog might take the cake on impressive feats. At this point, we have to wonder how his teeth are so strong just as much as how strong his jaw is. We also have to wonder what prompted this dog to carry a cinderblock around at all.

Memes on the Beach

No one said that selling cotton candy on the beach has to be a boring job. These cotton candy sellers had an idea on how to spice things up. They probably didn’t expect to run into two other people who had the same idea, on the other hand.

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Still, they saw the opportunity that was in front of them and took it, recreating the Spider-Man meme because what other pose would really fit the situation better?

Sick of the Noise

Even if you haven’t played with one of these chicken toys in real life, they aren’t silent. They’re meant to make a loud noise as dog toys tend to do.

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This has also meant that there are plenty of jokes and memes around these chickens. This shop owner in Brazil had enough when they posted this sign with the toys, begging customers to please not squeeze the chickens anymore. It would definitely get old after a while!

What a Deal!

Don’t we all want something free from time to time? Even if we have to pay it off later, it could be a helpful option in the moment. This business saw the merit in a “buy now, pay later” type of plan.

Reddit // u/Automatic-Air-138

So, they made their customers a deal that you can see here. If you want to buy now and pay later, that isn’t a problem, but you can only do so once this eye blinks. You might have to wait a while.

Photo Finish

We’ve discussed a few animals so far and we’ve even heard about a few more threatening ones. So, it’s nice to have a change of pace. When this person took a picture with this monkey, they probably didn’t expect such a perfect result.

Reddit // u/Summery_Captain

Yet, when they snapped the picture, the monkey was ready with a thumbs-up pose for the camera. All in all, it’s a photo that couldn’t have turned out any better.

Off the Beaten Path

Paths and bridges are often used to help people get from point A to point B and direct the flow of traffic. If people use them, that is.

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As for this trio, we can’t technically say that they aren’t on the path. They just happen to be on top of it entirely. We do wonder if it was easy to climb on top of the path or if it took an extra effort to use this route.

Work and Comfort

Plenty of people work or study from the comfort of their own home. So, why not take advantage of the comforts of home, then? This person may have come up with the ideal setup here.

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In the perfect blend of work and comfort, they set their laptop up on a table that allowed them to lounge in a hammock while they worked. With a shady spot and some fresh air, this could make for a pretty good workday.

It Was a Good Effort

There are some headlines that you see about crimes that give you pause. Some might even make you laugh in disbelief.

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If you can’t read this headline, it’s about a man who was arrested for counterfeiting money. Apparently, they were good enough at it to use their counterfeit money to pay their bail as well — not quite convincing enough to fully get away with it, however.