Put your political correctness aside and read this. I have never heard of some of these things happening it's a very different culture over there I guess! I took the most shocking ones out for you to peruse:
From Road Junky: http://www.roadjunky.com/article/2231/ten-...-culture-shocks1. “Can”-nibal Food
Across the Pacific, islanders subsist largely on canned food – spam from South America (with only a vague hint that corned beef resembles human flesh and thus strikes a chord with ancient cannibalistic tastes!) and tinned fish from Japan. The seas have been so exploited by Japan in any case that it’s hardly worth going out fishing any more. 2 Seasick Islanders
While the ancient Polynesians were the most accomplished navigators in human history, crossing thousands of miles of open sea in canoes on a regular basis, the modern islanders get invariably sea sick within minutes of setting foot on a boat. 3. False teeth Girlfriends
The French Foreign Legion maintain a strong presence in Tahiti and in keeping with the time-old exotic dream of the sultry naked island girls, many of them take a mistress. As Tahitians tend to snack continually on sugary food, however, many of the girls have terrible dental problems and so a common declaration of love is to buy her a set of false teeth. When the legionaries depart for a while though they often take the teeth with them to render their girlfriends less attractive while they’re gone. 6. Starlight Reading
The stars in the Pacific are so bright in places as to read by. ‘the whole dome of the sky a storm of light above my head.
‘ 10. Weather Chiefs
There are chiefs on the islands who are reputed to be able to control the weather. ‘It seemed wonderful that there is a place where you could actually blame someone you knew for the weather.