If you cross your fingers in the states, anyone that sees it knows that you’re probably sending vibes for good luck, or hoping for the best. If you cross your fingers in Vietnam, well…let’s just say that your intentions might come across a lot differently.

Below is a ridiculously informative infographic on hand gestures, and what they mean across the world. You see, not all gestures are created equal, and what could be a perfectly reasonable sign of goodwill in the United States of America could deeply offend someone in other parts of the world. Before you do any international traveling, check out this info — it might end up saving you from a seriously embarrassing situation.

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