At a glance, the American South and the Middle East are polar opposites. The two regions have different politics, religions, terrains, barbecue preferences - the list seems endless!
Despite being over 6,000 miles apart, the southern United States and the Middle East actually have quite a lot in common. Like we say in the South, "a stranger's just a friend you haven't met yet." Could it be that these two cultures are more compatible than clashing? Albawaba takes a look at 13 surprising similarities between the two!