It is a common misconception that Italians must look a particular way. The stereotype is that Italians have dark hair, dark eyes, and olive skin. Nevertheless, hair and eye color vary in Italy and so does skin tone! It is not uncommon to see Italians with lighter eye and hair shades. Italians have all different eye colors including brown, hazel, green, and blue. There are blonde, brunette, and red-haired Italians. The more North you move in Italy the more frequently you will see Italians with blue eyes. The map below illustrates this trend.
CNN news anchor Chris Cuomo threatened to throw a man down the stairs for calling him "Fredo" referring to The Godfather. He claimed that it is an insult to Italian people and went on to say that it is like the "N" word to Italians. He was totally outraged and reacted fast. The video has gone viral. CNN backed Chris Cuomo for reacting the way he did. A CNN Anchor stated, "Chris Cuomo defended himself when he was verbally attacked with the use of an ethnic slur in an orchestrated setup we completely support him." However, the president did not back him for reacting this way whatsoever.
There are several things you never want to do or say to an Italian. If you would like to avoid pissing them off, then please be sure to refrain from doing the following 10 things.
In the video below host "Dr. Phil" Cags, Chris Guttadario, and Paul Liatsis aka (Mr. Bridgeside) talk about dynamic duos in the NBA! For more awesome videos, subscribe to their YouTube channel, Bridgeside Network!
If you grew up in an Italian household, you know that your family definitely has some habits. They tell you to leave the lights on when you go out "so people think that we're home". Here are 9 habits of Italian families!
Jimmy Kimmel and Sebastian Maniscalco sit down to discuss several aspects of being Italian including the belief in the evil eye! Some Italians believe that the malocchio is a condition of unluckiness that is given to you by someone else. That is why they learn ways to protect themselves from the evil eye. The two mention some ways that people try to curse you with the evil eye and methods to know if you have been cursed. Make sure you do not get the evil eye and shop Italian horn keychains here!
n the first minute of the video, the American man asks the Italian "Have you ever had a Lunchable?" The Italian man promptly responds, "HELL NO!" If that doesn't show you the insane difference between Italian and American cuisine I don't know what does!
The Godfather theme song is one that almost all Italians instantaneously recognizes after hearing only the first few chords. Here is a gorgeous video of a Sicilian man playing "Love Theme from The Godfather". Enjoy!