15 Things About Life In The U.S. That Are Super Not-Normal

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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.

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Entry by PookieJones

Riding in the back of a taxi is inherently American. In Australia, New Zealand, the Netherlands, and Scotland, taxi drivers will consider you rude if

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Entry by Ann Jimenez

CRACKEDGOM Red Solo cups are uncommon outside of the U.S. In fact, foreigners think they are AIl- American and even host American parties where th

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Entry by Kristina Yong

dd-mm-yyyy dd-mm-yyyy and ywvy-mm-dd dd-mm-yyyy. mm. -yyyy. and yyyy -mm-dd yyy-mm-dd mm-dd-yyyy mm-dd yyyy and dd- mm America is the only country in

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Entry by Andrea Meno

The rehearsal dinner is a huge part of any wedding, right? Sure, having one is a long-standing tradition (it's from the 19th century) - but only a tra

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Most Americans don't realize how cheap their gasoline really is. As of mid-2019, Americans paid $2.99 for a gallon of gas. For comparison, the Chinese

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Entry by OllieK

Less than half of Americans cremate their dead. In highly populated countries like India and Japan, the cremation rate is almost 100%. This leaves mor

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On workdays, 53% of Americans get fewer than seven hours of sleep. Those numbers are considerably lower in other Western countries - .39% in the UK, 3

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Entry by TeamStepleton

AMERICANS ARE MOSTLY MONOLINGUAL. Only 20% of students in the USA study a foreign language as compared to 90% of European students. German Langen- sch

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Entry by Kristina Yong

When shopping in America, consumers end up paying more money than what's on the price tags because the tax is added at the checkout point. In the EU,

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In the US, it's normal to go to college for four years. BIOLOGY HISTOR ENGLISH sociology POLITIC GEOMETR MATHEMATICS ECONOMY PHYSICS TIC ADTC EDUCATIO

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Entry by Andrea Meno

Laundromats are very common in the U.S., CRA but not so much elsewhere. 900 B BR For example, the U.S. has almost 8 times more laundromats than France

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IN AMERICA, PUBLIC BATHROOMS ARE FREE. In a lot of places in Europe you have to pay to use a public bathroom. It usually costs around $1 in change to

CRACKED COM In America shoppers generally hand the cashier money. In Japan it is customary to put the money in a small tray. 1000 1000 4nnn IN 4nn 700

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Entry by OllieK

AImost 80% of American boys are circumcised. In Europe and South America, however, this number averages below 20%. CRACKEDCON

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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.