Europe is a land bursting with surprises!

The world’s smallest continent hosts the greatest abundance of cultural expressions, artistic creations and linguistic inventions. Sadly, these hidden treasures rarely make it beyond their national frontiers and so remain unknown to the majority of European inhabitants. EuropeIsNotDead intends precisely to explore this European heritage.

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European Drinking Songs

A German, an Irishman and a French man walk into a bar… You know how the story goes. But you don’t know how it ends! Because, after some good jokes and quite as many beers, all of them will start singing…

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European Sneezes

Achoo! Atchoum! Atchim! Atsjú! Hatschi! Etcì! Why does the same body reaction produce different sounds all over Europe? Europeans use a different onomatopeia to transcribe into words the act of sneezing.

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Europeans in Asterix

Asterix and Obelix may well have been the first Erasmus students ever! The indomitable Gauls went to several foreign countries: having adventures with delicate Brits, irascible Spaniards, joyful Belgians and the fearless Norse!

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European Historical Movies

We should remember the past to build a better future. Every single European country took the opportunity of cinema to tell the story of the atrocities of the last century.

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European Fairy Tales

Once upon a time, there was an old continent inhabited by fairies, witches and all sorts of creatures. In this magnificent kingdom that wise men called Europe, adventurers shaped their fate as they formed new friendship.

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European Surnames

You’re looking for a friend called ‘Pierre Martin’ in France ? Hard cheese, he’s going to be tough to find. Don’t even try to type ‘Rossi’ in an Italian search engine! Meanwhile, in Germany, ‘Müller’ is so frequent that you may end up… in a supermarket!

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European Sweets

Europe, sweet Europe! Wherever you’re from, it’s likely your childhood memories concern treats both sugary and edible – whether they take the form of cute little bears, vintage marshmallow cars or a Belgian’s nose.

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European Culinary Horrors

If you’re feeling peckish, how about some decomposed shark skin? A spot of fermented raw salmon, perhaps? Maybe with some maggot cheese to round it off. Still hungry?

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