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32 Non-Americans Share Rumors About the U.S. That Turned out to Be True

If you didn't grow up with garbage disposals and cheez wiz, you might also think that they aren't real. Also paying hundreds of thousands of dollars for education. Here are some things people were dumbfounded to discover actually do exist in the US of A. For the other way around, here are some culture shocked Americans describing sharing things they didn't realize were so American.

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"American Food Aisle" In British Store Is Mostly Candy and Jars of Hot Dogs

Yasmin Summan asked Twitter if her local American Food Aisle was accurate and Americans had questions of their own. Most notably, has anyone in the U.S. every seen a hot dog in a jar? It just seems...wrong. No wonder the world seems to have a low opinion of the American diet. For some more culture clash, here are some cultural habits of the UK that are just fascinating.

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20+ Europeans That Visited The U.S. Share What Made Them Go "WTF"

These Europeans were in for some serious culture shocks when they came over to America. Strangers in a strange land, man. It's funny to read through these and observe just how weird some of our normalized "American" habits are to the rest of the world. 

Check out 20+ things Americans didn't realize were so American until they were abroad over here.

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Startled American Teaching In China Gets Harsh Cultural Lesson From Campus Security Guard

Sometimes the teachers need to get taught a lesson. That being said, this sounds like one particularly uncomfortable lesson outside the classroom. 

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Cultural Perspectives Clash In Tumblr Post About Ways To Measure Time And Space

There's ALWAYS a different way to measure time and space. In this case, a Tumblr post addresses the many different ways cultures from America, Europe, Australia, and China go about formulating their perspective on time and space. Tumblr users make sure to bring some solid points with them. 

If you enjoyed this post, check out this Tumblr post where different cultures clash over the differences in grading scales. It all started with a Bart Simpson Fail. 

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19 Brilliant Brainiacs Who Think America Is 2019 Years Old

These beautiful minds believe that America's birthday was on January 1st, and that the country turned 2019 years old. Let us sit and chew on that outlook for a second, and then let us spit that sh*t back out. Maybe we're all doomed after all. If you want to see more mouth breathers doing their thing, check out this list of All-American mouth breathers deserving of the Darwin Award. 

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Tumblr Thread Explores History Of One Of America's Most Heroic Marshalls

Bass Reeves made it very hard to be a criminal in his time of being a US Marshall. The man's numbers are heroic, superhuman even, and it is high time for us to further explore his story on screen. This Lawman lived down true legends, and came out the other side swinging, ready to take on the next law-breaking, degenerate with what I can only imagine was masterfully honed skills, unwavering courage, and pure grit. 

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18 Travelers Share Their Biggest Culture Shock

Sometimes the saying "when in Rome" is easier said than done. And some places are better, worse, or more similar than you'd expect

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25 WTF Moments Europeans had Visiting America

Everything is bigger, louder, full of more meat and you can buy scorpions on the street. It's beautiful.

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