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Twitter Thread: Brief History Of Chinese American Food

What a fascinating snapshot of history. This thread also might make you crave some Chinese American food like none other. Consider yourself warned. 

Twitter thread breaks down a brief history of Chinese American food | XIRAN, Chinese History Educational XiranJayZhao gonna talk lil about Chinese American food bc 's honestly so fierce bunch amateur cooks working with unfamiliar ingredients managed create cuisine style captivated America even under intense discrimination (1 Chinese restaurant interior, 1890s. Photo: Bancroft Library, BANC-PIC-1985.084-107--ALB 7:33 PM 17 Jul 20 Twitter Web App
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Tumblr Thread: Cultural Stereotypes Inspire Hilarious Recipes

This gem of a thread from Tumblr uses various cultural stereotypes to imagine hilariously accurate recipes. The American one might've missed the mark a little bit cause they forgot the spice packet. 

A funny Tumblr thread uses cultural stereotypes to imagine various hilarious recipes | thirdtimecharmed american recipes: buy these three cans stuff and put them pan congrats cooked
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Non-Americans Biggest Culture Shocks When Visiting America

Someone on AskReddit got a thread going about non-Americans biggest culture shocks upon visiting America. It can be easy to forget how strange of a place America is, when you're living inside the bubble of chaos. A perspective from the outside looking in picks up on strange and normalized things like the sheer scale of food portions/drink sizes, or the over-sensationalized news, or those condescending commercials. 

Non-Americans share their biggest culture shocks when visiting America | jtel21 6h Honestly shocked at size portions at fast food outlets. Reply 323
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Lessons Non-USA Students Learn About America

Someone on AskReddit got a thread going about the various lessons that non-USA students learned about America. As it turns out, a fair number of students actually aren't even tasked with learning that much about America. Apparently Columbus and MLK are common talking points as well. 

Lessons that non-USA students learned about America | bulletbender911 21h India, all they taught about USA USA discovered search India by Christopher Columbus" Reply 608
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Tumblr Thread: In Defense of Those Unofficial Worn Paths

It's hard to argue with human nature. Even the best city planner will try to make sidewalks that accommodate every parkgoer, but there will always be some random worn paths that you always find yourself using for convenience sake. For some more interesting Tumblr takes, here's a thread on Kudzu, the monster plant waging war with everything.

Tumblr thread about the "elephant paths" people carve in parks | starfleetacademy Follow Desire paths are just best human invention because cities will spend millions on sidewalks and yet. Our little foraging brains will think 'too far cut thru grass food' and others will be like 'other human have good idea follow' until there's beaten path there's perfectly acceptable sidewalks either side starfleetacademy Follow User experience Design example
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Those Scottish accents can be tough to understand sometimes. If you enjoyed this, maybe check out some Scottish tweets over here. For extra fun try reading those Scottish tweets out loud. 

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Brits And Americans Clash Repeatedly On Tumblr

These funny Tumblr moments do a great job at reflecting the interesting relationship between the Brits and Americans. Apparently comparing Hershey's to any chocolate sold in England is a mortal sin. Also that spicy banter about how the British call it "maths" while Americans call it "math" was enjoyable. It is mathematics, after all. 

Check out another clash of the cultures with this Tumblr post where cultures collided over unfair grading scales.

Tumblr post captures unique relationship between the British and Americans | thinkinsidethebluebox: exprincesssammya: prinsenafnord: exprincesssammya: prinsenafnord: Britain is strange place HAVE BOOST POWER AT CERTAIN TIME COPE WITH EVERYONE PUTTING KETTLE ON CUP TEA JOKING RIGHT wow No not even has wiki page. Oh my god.
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Scottish Tweets To Keep Yer Day Moving

We'll always be ready for some more Scottish tweets. Scottish Twitter does a wonderful job at portraying the Scottish culture. On top of that, it's way too much fun to sit back, and read Scottish tweets out loud. Like you can almost sound like a Scottish person if you do it with enough gusto and passion. 

Check out some more hilarious Scottish Twitter gems over here.

A collection of funny Scottish tweets that reflect the culture | jordan trotter @jordan_trotter Its mad kind plans make with people out on weekend. Aye lad, ill come snorkeling with ye and uncle kev morra
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Tumblr Thread: Cultures Collide Over Unfair Grading Scales

Bart Simpson gets an F, and all of a sudden Tumblr goes full on debate mode. Seems about right. If you're looking for more fun from the wild world of Tumblr's obsessive and creative minds, check out this Tumblr thread of a dude getting schooled on physics and car safety.

Cultures collide over unfair grading scales in a fun Tumblr thread | songofages never understood why 's an F if he gets more than half out 100? Unless 's more than 100. If get more than half answers right is an F aint-even-bovvered must not be America. Here, grading is fucked up.
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AskReddit Thread: Americans Describe Walmart To Europeans

Anyone who has ever been to Walmart knows that the experience comes filled to the brim with people doing and dressing up in all kinds of absurd things. It's a place like no other. If this thread got you going down the Walmart rabbit hole, check out this list of people from Walmart who left an unforgettable impression.

Americans try to describe Walmart to Europeans. | OPs_other_username 17h So imagine all those small shops specialize different wares and services clothing electronics jewelry guns. Now gather them all one place. Then turn on compactor switch. then crush them, grind them, mangle them and their dreams and then, while they are still breathing their last breath pour giant concrete slab over them Then buy generic forms their products oversea sweatshops and sell Viola s Walmart. Reply 1 1.4k
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Worst Tourist Traps People Have Encountered

Someone on AskReddit got a thread going about the worst tourist traps that people have encountered. At the very least these unfortunate occurrences should serve as a guide for what to keep a watchful eye out for, while you're going about traveling. 

A collection of the worst tourist traps that people have encountered | Aceofkings9 1d PSA Staten Island Ferry is FREE. If people are trying charge tickets, they're scam artists. If traveling New York s worth visiting views, especially considering cost, or lack thereof.
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TV/Movie Phrases People Never Say In Real Life

"There's no time to explain, follow me!" Yes, there is definitely time to explain. The amount of times we see this particular TV/movie scenario involving a rushed individual telling someone to follow them into situations of obvious peril, without offering an explanation, is absolutely absurd. It's like, take a second, and provide a little context, my dude. Oh well, it clearly contributes toward that stressful pacing, and keeps viewers on the edge of their seats. 

This fun AskReddit thread features a whole lot more of those moments from TV/movies that just don't hold up in real life as we know it. It'd be quite the strange world if we saw more of these phrases being used. Like going to a bar, and just ordering a "beer." 

For more fun movie content, check out these plot holes that people just couldn't look past.

Phrases from movies/TV that people never say in real life | minicrockpot 4d have an idea. Just follow my lead can't follow lead if don't know plan is!
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American Habits That Are So American

Someone on AskReddit got a fun thread going about the various American habits that Americans didn't realize were so American. Sometimes one has no idea how absurd their habits are, because they've been so normalized by the culture and society they're living in. The outside perspective can be quite eye-opening. 

A collection of American habits that Americans didn't realize were so American | Small avocados. Went puerto rico like yo ill have like 6 those stuffed avocados Buddy like yo gringo think underestimate size our avocados here. Just have one and ill being more if want after had half one like football.
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Hilarious Scottish Twitter Gems

Man, we love the Scottish Twitter. It's clearly the best Twitter. One can really get a taste for the Scottish culture through their tweets. It's particularly fun to read the tweets out loud. If you really commit to it, you might actually sound Scottish for a hot second. While, of course, you have no idea what you're saying. 

A collection of funny tweets from Scottish people | Natalie O'Donoghue @Nataliealana87 #Overheard Glasgow butterfly is just moth ga'un on night out".
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Most American Things That'd Sound Crazy To Non-Americans

This fun AskReddit thread has folks sharing the most American things that'd sound completely absurd to non-Americans. It's funny how the outside perspective helps create awareness over the normalized weirdness of a particular place. Things like giant soda cups, free refills, or how Americans are afraid to call for ambulances due to the costs, are some of the things that pop up in this thread. 

Get some more fun culture content over in this Tumblr thread where cultures clashed over what lemonade is.

People describe the most American things that'd sound crazy to non-Americans | TheTedk 6h Still weirded out about refills and sizes drinks specific soda low bar get drivers license. Traveling between major cities distances are insane especially just feeling completely alone middle nowhere
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