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Non-Americans Describe The Weirdest Things About America

List Rules
Non-Americans ONLY - vote up the weirdest thing about America on this list.

Ah, America: the land of the free and the home of the brave... and a bunch of other weird stuff. We searched the internet to find out what things non-Americans were most confused by during their stay in our fine country. As it turns out, we do some pretty weird things. Our everyday lives are filled with things that shock, impress, and downright confuse our fellow man. It has become pretty clear that "America" is not synonymous with "reason".

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  • 1

    "Advertisements for prescription drugs."

    Not to mention the lists of possible side effects
  • 2

    "All the ads for lawyers."

    On TV, billboards, and even park benches!
  • 3

    "Doors on toilet stalls, what is it with all the gaps?"

    The better to see you with, my dear... (But why? Here are 9 very good reasons why bathroom stall doors don't touch the floor.)

  • 4

    "Sales tax being added at checkout."

  • 5

    "The size of (non alcoholic) drinks.

    Thirst: we got it.
  • 6

    "Asking strangers 'How are you?' without expecting an actual answer."

    The answer you're looking for is "fine." You're fine.
  • 7

    "You really like guns..."

     "...like really really really like them."
  • 8

    "Tipping everyone

    That'll be 20%, please.
  • 9

    "How much everything can change from state to state."

    Who doesn't love variety?
  • 10

    "The raptor-sized turkey legs sold at amusement parks."

    The bigger, the better!
  • 11

    "The size of your vehicles."

    Everything really is bigger here.
  • 12

    "Fahrenheit"

    "... it's just silly."
  • 13

    "You guys drive EVERYWHERE."

    Only so we can complain about the traffic.
  • 14

    "Reciting The Pledge of Allegiance every day in class."

    Followed by the Moment of Silence.
  • 15

    "Wearing shoes inside."

    "I thought it was just a sitcom thing where characters taking shoes off would be a waste of time."
  • 16

    American flags everywhere!

    "We got porch flags, roof flags, yard flags, flags to frame and hang on your wall..."
  • 17

    "College sports."

    It's like quidditch.
  • 18

    "Your lack of inhibitions with strangers."

    You're welcome.
  • 19

    "Driving above the speed limit, constantly!"

    "Limit" is American for "challenge."
  • 20

    "The water in the toilet is too damn high."

    Oh, flush off.
  • 21

    "Drive-thru everything!"

    Liquor, food, you name it!
  • 22

    "Sinks with spinning blades that destroy garbage."

    You mean a garbage disposal?
  • 23

    "Flushing dead goldfish."

    Water to water, dust to dust.
  • 24

    "You actually drink out of those red Solo cups."

    Chug! Chug! Chug!
  • 25

    "All the wind chimes."

    You got a problem with Mother Nature's music?