World Fest 2022

is presented by International Student Programs and the Caltech Y

Snacks of the world

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Canada

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China

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South Korea

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Turkey

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IRan

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Egypt

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Brazil

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Spain

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Japan

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Philippines

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Lebanon

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Canada

Lays
Lays
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Fritos
Fritos
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Aero
Aero
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Coffee Crisp
Coffee Crisp
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SIX FACTS

  • Canada has the longest coastline in the world & the longest international border (with the US)!

  • Canada's national animal is the beaver (it's also on the nickel)

  • Loonies are 1 dollar coins and toonies are 2 dollar coins

  • Lacrosse is the national sport

  • Winnie-the-Pooh was named after a bear from Canada

  • Canadian prime minister candidates have to have a debate in both English and French

 
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CHINA
Egg-Yolk Puff
Egg-Yolk Puff

Traditional Chinese pastry made of wheat, butter, egg yolk.

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Sachima
Sachima

Made of fluffy strands of fried butter bound together with stiff sugar syrup. It originated in Manchuria around 300 years before.

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Pineapple cake
Pineapple cake

Traditional Chinese pastry containing butter, flour, egg, sugar, and pineapple jam.

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FIVE FACTS

  • China shares international land borders with 14 sovereign states. How many of them can you name?

  • Chinese people love puns and homophones so much that they are ingrained in our culture and speech. The number 8 (wealth) is lucky but 4 (death) is unlucky. Apples (safe) and oranges (auspicious) are well-received gifts but pears (separation) are unwelcome

  • China enjoys diverse and breathtaking geography. It has the highest altitude and temperature differences of any country, packed with high plateau, mountain ranges, deserts, grasslands, karst landscape, tropical rainforests, and, of course, a variety of human settlements

  • Peppa Pig has become an internet meme and countercultural symbol among Chinese youth because of its bizarre association with the "gang subculture"

  • Learning Chinese is probably easier than you think! There is no tense, conjugation, case, gender, or plural in Chinese. The written characters are composed of standard "radicals" in fixed patterns and are not difficult to grasp

 
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South Korea

FIVE FACTS

  • South Korea has been called "the well-mannered country of the East."

  • Kim, Lee, Park, Choi are the most popular family names in South Korea (Kim = 22% Lee = 15% Park = 8% Choi = 5%)

  • 3.9 billion Ramens are consumed in South Korea each year (75/person)

  • Korea town in Los Angeles is the largest South Korean community in the United States.

  • The Korean age system starts from 1, and increments on the first day of a new year. For example, a baby born in Dec 2022 becomes 2 years old in Jan 2023.

Pumpkin Taffy
Pumpkin Taffy
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Yakgwa
Yakgwa
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Ginseng Candy
Ginseng Candy
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Turkey

Lokum
Lokum
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Tulumba
Tulumba
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FIVE FACTS

  • Istanbul, the largest city in Turkey, is one of the few cities in the world that lies on two continents. One part of Istanbul lies in Europe and the other part in Asia

  • Turkey has the highest per capita tea consumption in the world with an annual total consumption of close to 7 pounds per person

  • Santa Claus is from Turkey: Saint Nicholas of Myra was an early Christian bishop of Greek descent from the maritime city of Myra (now known as Demre)

  • “Göbekli Tepe” (“Hill with a Navel”, or “Potbelly Hill”), located 16 km (10 miles) northeast of Şanlıurfa, a city in southeastern Turkey, is the oldest man-made place of worship yet discovered. It dates back to 10,000 BCE

  • Coffee was first introduced to Europe by Turks, when they invaded Hungary at the Battle of Mohács in 1526

 
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Iran

FIVE FACTS

  • Iran is home to one of the world's oldest continuous civilizations, with historical and urban settlements dating back to 7000 BC 

  • Iran has a diverse population. Persians, Azeris, Kurds, Arabs, Baluchis, and Lors live together in Iran. 

  • Iran is home to some of the most delicious foods in the world, such as various kabobs, rice dishes, stews, and desserts

  • In tandem with the diverse population, there is a diverse climate in Iran, from arid central parts to dense jungles in north

  • Historical sites in Isfahan (9th century) and Shiraz (2500 BC), nature of the north and many more places has made Iran a tourist attraction in the world

Gaz
Gaz

Persian nougat with pistachios

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Zoolbia-Bamieh
Zoolbia-Bamieh

Deep-fried funnel cakes, soaked in a light rosewater-saffron syrup.

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Egypt
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Kunafa
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Kunafa
Kunafa
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Basbosa
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FACTS

Egypt has one of the oldest civilizations on earth and well known by the Great Pyramids, It is the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

Egypt also has Luxor's Karnak Temple and the Valley of the Kings. 

 
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Brazil

Ouro Branco
Ouro Branco

Ouro Branco was launched in 1962 by the Lacta company and was one of the first chocolate product coated in white chocolate sold in Brazil. It is round-shaped chocolate, with chocolate, rice krispies, and peanuts filling, covered with a thin layer of wafer and an outer layer of white chocolate. Allergic ingredients: contains peanuts and derivatives of soy, milk, wheat, and barley. May contain cashew nuts, almonds, hazelnuts, oats, and rye. Contains lactose. Contains gluten.

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Dadinho
Dadinho

Dadinho is delicious peanut-based treat! It was the first candy in Brazil to be sold with a metallic wrapping paper, to remind people of the city of Sao Paulo IV Centenary celebration. Allergic ingredients: Contains peanuts, soy, and cashews. May contain wheat, hazelnuts, corn, and milk. Contains gluten.

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FIVE FACTS

  • Brazil's northernmost point is closer to every country in the Americas than to Brazil's southernmost point

  • Brazil is the world’s largest producer of coffee and oranges. The country produces around a third of the world’s coffee and orange supply

  • Largest Japanese and Lebanese community outside of Japan and Lebanon

  • Brazil is the only national team to have played in all FIFA World Cup editions without any absence or need for playoffs

  • Brazil is the only country in the world where ethanol (renewable fuel) is offered at all gas stations. Almost 90% of all new vehicles sold in the country could run on ethanol

 
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Spain
Stuffed Almonds Nougat
Stuffed Almonds Nougat
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Roscos De Vino
Roscos De Vino
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Almond Nougat
Almond Nougat
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FIVE FACTS

  • People typically have lunch at 2 pm and dinner at 9 pm

  • We welcome the new year by eating 12 grapes, following the chimes of the bell in Puerta del Sol, Madrid, during New Year's Eve

  • Typically, the three kings bring our christmas presents the night of January 5th. This tradition is more common than Santa Claus, although some people celebrate both

  • The fish consumption per capita doubles that of the United States, and is one of the highest in the world

  • Spain is home to Real Madrid CF and FC Barcelona, the two most valuable soccer teams in the world, according to Forbes

 
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Japan

Caplico
Caplico
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Rice Crackers
Rice Crackers
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FIVE FACTS

  • Japan is comprised of 6852 islands. The four biggest make up 97% of total land area

  • Tokyo is the most populous city in the world with a population of 37.5 million

  • Japan has an ageing population with more senior citizens than children (and sells more adult diapers than baby diapers)

  • There is one vending machine for every 42 people (the highest human to vending machine ratio in the world)

  • Nintendo known for its gaming consoles, started off as a playing cards company

 
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Philippines

Cookies
Cookies
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Crackers
Crackers
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Dried Guava Balls
Dried Guava Balls
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Dried Tamarind Balls
Dried Tamarind Balls
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Dried Mango Balls
Dried Mango Balls
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FIVE FACTS

  • The Philippines is the second largest archipelago in the world with ~7,500 islands

  • Only 2,000 of the islands are inhabited and 5,000 are unnamed

  • 175 different languages are spoken; 52 million also speak English, making it the 5th largest English-speaking nation in the world

  • It’s home to world’s longest underground river

  • The national bird is the monkey-eating eagle

 
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Lebanon

FIVE FACTS

  • Lebanon is home to the oldest city in the world, Byblos, which is over 8,000 years old 

  • Most Lebanese people are trilingual, speaking Arabic, French and English 

  • There are 18 officially recognized religious groups within the 6 million person population

  • The national tree is the Cedar tree, featured in the country’s flag 

  • Many distinguished scientists, including JPL’s former director Charles Elachi, are Lebanese 

Baklava, Pistachio and Almond
Baklava, Pistachio and Almond
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