24 Non-Americans Share The Oddest Things They Found In American Culture

24 Non-Americans Share The Oddest Things They Found In American Culture –

On Reddit, changfukaana and Shelleton8 asked non-Americans to spill the weirdest thing they experienced in America and something they thought was fake that turned out to be true. Here are the greatest replies.

1. Discovering wacky inflatable tube men actually exist.

“A wacky inflatable tube man! Those things are fucking real? I assumed it was a running joke from Futurama or whatever!” —naryn

2. Distributing mail in mailboxes instead of letterboxes.

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“A co-worker of mine visited the U.S. from the U.K. and exclaimed, ‘Oh my god! You have a mailbox! Just like in the movies!'” —anonymous

3. Saying, “Hey, how are you?” as a greeting.


“The thing that I found really weird is that you guys say, ‘Hey, how are you?’ and you don’t actually mean it. It seems more like a greeting.” —SarapMilk

4. Eating pumpkin pie as a dessert.

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“Pumpkin pie. WTF! That is not a dessert! What the hell, America? It is PUMPKIN-flavored. Who has vegetables for dessert? The texture is real weird.” —eqbufirynbcfuyoxiw

5. Seeing lawyer ads all over the place.

6. Enjoying enormous turkey legs at fairs and parks.

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7. Realizing Dolly Parton’s theme park is real.

8. Discovering kid beauty pageants are a thing.


“Kid beauty pageants. I don’t understand it.” —kjoro

9. Seeing the huge gaps in our public toilet stalls.

10. Spotting so many flags everywhere.

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11. Hearing the way surfers speak.

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“I thought it was a rumor, but no. Surfer dudes actually speak like that.” —Hasetate

12. Being bamboozled by the sheer amount of after school activities we offer.

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“In American movies, schools have a fuck ton of extra curricular activities and clubs. Basketball, football, swimming, cheerleading, chess, and a lot more.” —Tanerer

13. Experiencing all the honking.


“The honking. I thought it was a movie stereotype, and then I went to New York.” —violetzinc

14. Buying milk that comes in a gallon.

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“They have milk in gallon cartons! When I visited America, I went to a supermarket for some breakfast stuff, like cereal and milk. All they had was milk in gallons! Who could possibly drink that much milk? I asked for a smaller carton, and the lady who worked their just laughed at me.” —memesalwaysdie

15. Only using toilet paper to wipe.

16. Clapping at EVERYTHING.

“Americans like to clap at random times. I was watching a movie in the USA and people liked what happened, so they started clapping in the middle of the fucking movie.” —monkeyboi08

17. Eating spray cheese.

“America sells cheese in an aerosol spray can. I genuinely thought that was a hoax.” —yeniza

18. Drinking out of red Solo cups.

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“When I was younger and at college parties, the Swedish and Norwegian exchange kids would need a minute to process the fact that we do, in fact, use red solo cups at parties and, no, they aren’t just a thing from movies.” —Sanguinetti

19. Saying, “Wooooo!” to indicate excitement.


“You all say, ‘Wooo’ a lot.” —elbrado

20. Heating water in the microwave.

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“Some Americans boil water in their microwaves, not in a kettle.” —Pabblete

21. Seeing steam rise from the ground in cities.

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“That steam actually comes out the ground in New York. I thought that was just a movie thing.” —redisthemagicnumber

22. Spotting all the Jesus billboards.

“That there are advertisements all along the roads promoting Jesus.” —oscartesta

23. Going to drive-thru ATMs.

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“Drive-thru ATMs are a thing. Thought it was a myth!” —batsicle

24. And finally, eating canned spaghetti.

“You can buy canned spaghetti. I found it really insulting because I’m Italian.” —Perfectionig

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