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Americans tend to think that their lives are the default setting, and that the rest of the world is weird and backward by comparison. It's not a cultural flaw -- it's just human nature. But since we get a weird thrill out of proving people wrong, we asked our readers to do some digging and find out ways that American life is just super weird, compared to other countries.

We gave cash to the most impressive examples, but these runners-up are pretty startling, too.

Entry by T. S. Obiech

FOR TRIPS OF LESS THAN ONE MILE... 70% OF AMERICANS WILL DRIVE. 70% OF EUROPEANS WILL WALK, BIKE, OR USE PUBLIC TRANSPORT.

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