Rude Hand Gestures from Around the World

So the raised middle finger seems to be universal, but the rest might surprise you.

Having recently returned from a trip to the Balkans, it struck me that not once did I see anyone flip anyone off -- including me and my riding companions. I don't know if it was because everyplace we rode was incredibly polite or I just wasn't paying attention. Then this infographic showed up and it got me to wonder if maybe those gestures were there, but I just missed them.

So for those of you planning an overseas trip and you want to avoid being rude...or you find yourself just having to express yourself visually like the locals, here you go.