18 Simple Ways Other Countries Are Just Better Than America

Hey, look, the United States is pretty great, OK? But when you hold up some of our customs and comforts to other countries', we're ... how do we put this nicely? kind of behind on the times. That's a nice way of saying other countries are way cooler, right?

Moving on -- to illustrate what we mean, we asked our readers to show us some great aspects of life from around the globe to really demonstrate what we're missing out on. The winner is below, but first the runners-up ...

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Entry by Jose Canyusi

1.89 1.89 0.88-8 10.73 In Japan, you don't tip your servers. Nor, they figure, should you need to. Japan considers itself a service culture. and the J

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Entry by AM Smiley

In Stockholm, sweden, you can WIn cash FOA obeying the speed Lmt. 30 The Speed Camera Lottery photographs the license plates of all passing cars. Spee

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Entry by Mozartella

Europe has a healthier attitude about sex and a lower rate ofteen pregnangy and STDs. Instead of focusing in abstinence-only programs, Europe has comp

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Entry by AM Smiley

nthe Netherlands, disabled citizens receive a stipend from the qovernment to pay for se seruices 12 times a year Reports show that the program has res

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In Germany, as many hungry American tourists have discovered to their shock and delight, you can get M a beer to accompany your Big Mac. McDonald's

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Entry by LilySprite

r s) In 2013, Nepal introduced a third gender option for IDs of individuals not identifying as male or female. CRACKEDCON

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Entry by AM Smiley

Cars are rare in Cuba, and as a result, all government vehicles are required to pick up hitchhikers (space permitting) to ensure they reach their dest

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Entry by AM Smiley

Mcdonald's in Norway serves fresh-caught salmon sandwiches. icooraic/s They're called McLaks, and you can enjoy them in a classy building that used to

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Entry by AM Smiley

In GeRmAny TRASH IS WEIGHEDo AND COSTS AS MUcH AS $2 per pound TO THROW OUT. THE RESULT? PEOPLE ARE COMPOStinG AND REGYCLING INSTEAD AND peR CAPITA WA

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Entry by mkad

Imagine a game show... EIHMAKIFR long running. genuinely challenging. tocusing on VwE PenANT difficult word and math 000 puzzles... 10 751384 With a p

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Entry by Jordan Rudow

Paid Parental Leave Almost every country in the world guarantees paid parental leave when a baby is born but the US is the only hiah-income country th

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Entry by Chan Teik Onn

Forget sharing kiss under the fireworks. The a Japanese people have idea for their New Year's a better celebration. Akutare Matsuri, which is translat

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Entry by Jordan Rudow

POLYMER BANK NOTES 100 50 20 canada Canada Canada 100 50 20 HA Countries around the world have replaced traditional paper bank notes with polymer bank

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Entry by Chan Teik Onn

Estonia has become more high-tech than most developed countrieso The entire country has WiFi, and it is free of charge. You can go 100 miles in Estoni

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Entry by John E.

Internet users of Japan esc or South Korea don't have to worry about 8 exceeding their monthly download data caps as it is unlimited. Although, Japane

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Entry by KerryDay

In Norwayo getting out and enioying nature is an important cultural value. They call it Fruiluftsliv loosely translated as O Open Air Life. Practice

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There are ten political parties represented in Israel's parliament, the Knesset. The Bundestag in Germany has members from four political parties. Ele

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Entry by Chan Teik Onn

In America, college students will be hounded by educational loans even after bankcruptcy, whereas in Britain, it will be written off when the debt is

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