Don’t Gross Out the World

Creator of ClassTools.net, @RusselTarr, tweeted this site the other day.  My 1st graders have been studying countries around the world, and we have recently been discussing foods.  They really enjoyed “Don’t Gross Out the World,” from FunBrain because they thought many of the cultural traditions were unbelievable.  For example, how can it be true that some people think that it’s a compliment to burp loudly after a meal? Or, that asking for catsup could possibly be an insult in some countries?  I learned a few new things myself by playing this game with the class 🙂

UPDATE 5/8/18:  This site does not seem to be available any longer.  However, I found a screencast that someone made of the game that is a decent substitute.

UPDATE 3/31/21: Thanks to a comment from FunBrain, I found out the site has been brought back!  I’ve updated the link above to take you there.

Don't Gross Out the World game from FunBrain
Don’t Gross Out the World game from FunBrain

4 thoughts on “Don’t Gross Out the World

  1. It was fun to play. I got sucked right in. I don’t like the title though. Those are people’s tradition, not grossness.

    On Tue, Apr 26, 2016 at 5:01 AM, Engage Their Minds wrote:

    > engagetheirminds posted: “Creator of ClassTools.net, @RusselTarr, tweeted > this site the other day. My 1st graders have been studying countries > around the world, and we have recently been discussing foods. They really > enjoyed “Don’t Gross Out the World,” from FunBrain because the” >

  2. Julie, I understand what you are saying. I think the title is saying that we who don’t live in those countries should try to educate ourselves about their traditions so we don’t inadvertently offend them; in other words so WE don’t gross THEM out with our own table manners.

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