The Hungarian language has two words for the colour red. Although they refer to the same shade, they are used in different contexts. Different conventions apply, depending on whether one is speaking about blood, wine, roses, and so on. In some cases only one of the two words will do, but in others they are interchangeable.
Chess, one of the most popular games in the world, was probably invented in India in about the sixth century AD. Chess is still widely played in the country.
In Vietnam, a popular breakfast is an egg in which the bird embryo is partly developed. The eggs are boiled and eaten from the shell.
Estonia has one of the largest proportions of women in the world, partly because women typically outlive men by as much as ten years. There are only about 84 men to every 100 women in Estonia.