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tomipark

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I'm not Greek, so I don't know how biased or accurate this overview is (it seems to be pretty thorough though). I would love to hear everyones thoughts!

 
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Vangelis

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I'm not Greek, so I don't know how biased or accurate this overview is (it seems to be pretty thorough though). I would love to hear everyones thoughts!

Hahahaha - I had a lot of fun watching this. I wasn't going to but the guy is actually pretty funny. Ok, on the whole everything he said was pretty accurate except for the ratio of women to men in the country. He claimed 60-65% women. That is plain ridiculous! It's actually about 50.8% which still means there are a lot more women to men in Greece. Other than that gross error, the rest was accurate and funny.
 
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tomipark

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Hahahaha - I had a lot of fun watching this. I wasn't going to but the guy is actually pretty funny. Ok, on the whole everything he said was pretty accurate except for the ratio of women to men in the country. He claimed 60-65% women. That is plain ridiculous! It's actually about 50.8% which still means there are a lot more women to men in Greece. Other than that gross error, the rest was accurate and funny.
I'm glad you liked it!! I had a good laugh too, I like when people don't take things too seriously :)
 
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k_tsoukalas

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Hahahaha - I had a lot of fun watching this. I wasn't going to but the guy is actually pretty funny. Ok, on the whole everything he said was pretty accurate except for the ratio of women to men in the country. He claimed 60-65% women. That is plain ridiculous! It's actually about 50.8% which still means there are a lot more women to men in Greece. Other than that gross error, the rest was accurate and funny.

This was a fun video, I agree. I don't know if this is a good source or even if it is accurate but this site claims there are 96.38 men per 100 women... https://knoema.com/atlas/Greece/topics/Demographics/Population/Male-to-female-ratio
 

Theodoros Kolokotronis was the leader of Greek independence

I remember learning about Kolokotronis in Greek school. He was one of the most pivotal figures in the Greek independence movement. He was a general, politician, and a leading advisor to the Greek independence movement. If anyone has any documentaries about him, please share I would love to watch them

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The history of building with stone in Greece

As you may have noticed, many houses in Greece are built with stone (as you'll see in the picture below). Historically, houses in Greece were built with stone because it was readily available and very sturdy. Stone also keeps the houses cool, which is a big problem because it can get very hot and dry in Greece

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How do you celebrate Oxi Day?

How do all of you celebrate? I love attending any parades that are happening

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What geographical areas did Ancient Greece rule?

I didn't always know this....but I decided to do some research. These are the main areas where Ancient Greece ruled although it spanned all over the world at one point

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The history of the gyro

The history of the gyro has actually been debated for years. Food historians believe that the gyro actually arrived in Greece in the early 1920’s as refugees from Asia Minor, mainly from Constantinople (now Istanbul) and Smyrna (now Izmir). Many of these people had Greek ancestry, and they brought the tradition of the gyro with them. Some legends indicate, however, that the first gyro handlers in Athens were actually of Armenian decent.

It was fairly common for these refugees to open small shops, mainly in Athens, and that helped increase the food’s popularity. As the people of Athens caught on, the dish started spreading to other areas of Greece. Eventually, Greeks who began leaving Greece for other countries, such s the United States, brought the food with them and the tradition continued in countries such as the United States and Canada.

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