34 Things About the U.S. That Gets the Rest of the World Wide-Eyed

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34 Things About the U.S. That Gets the Rest of the World Wide-Eyed

We were about to call the United States “America,” but this list was pretty eye-opening in the name department. When U.S. travelers say that they’re “American,” it implies that only the U.S. should be considered “America.” From North to South, Canada, Mexico and 36 other countries could all call themselves American, too! Stop bogarting the word, and stop doing all these other crazy things you do as well!

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COLLEGE LOANS xx STOP R.I.P. T the Price OUR of our DR FUTURE Even keeping to where student loans are necessary, there's a big difference in how the U.S. and other countries handle them. In America, you'll be hounded to pay back loans even after declaring bankruptcy. In the UK, your student debt is completely written off if you have not repaid it in 25-35 years. GRACKED.COM

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America is one of the few countries where soccer is not the most popular sport. The map shows the most popular sports in every country. The color green represents soccer. Rather ironic considering the US Women's Soccer team has won the World Cup three times, more than any other country. CRACKED.COM

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CRACKED.COM American portion sizes are abnormally huge. Food servings are 40% to 80% larger in American cities than in European ones. op When adopting 95 an a typical American diet or moving to America, people from other cultures gain significant amounts of weight.

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GRACKED YOU'RE FROM THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. Travelers saying they're American implies that only the U.S. should be considered America. From North to South, there are 38 American countries.

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GRACKED WORLDWIDE DRINKING AGES. 64% of the world's drinking age is 18 or under. Canada is split between 18 and 19, but America's age of 21 is only behind the Eastern African nation of Eritrea (25 years old) and, of course, the 11 countries where alcohol is banned altogether.

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GRACKED THE U.S WORKS WAY TOO MUCH. INSURICARE I I SERVICE Americans work almost 25% more hours than Europeans, 137 more hours per year than the Japanese, and 499 more hours per year than the French. Americans retire later, and take fewer vacations than most other countries.

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The President and Vice President cannot refuse Secret Service Protection. After they've served their term(s), they can hire private security. CRACKED.COM

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Secret Service agents never swear to protect the President's life over their own. UNITED AMERICA The oath is made up for Hollywood. It's understood it's a dangerous job, but agents make sure every danger is avoided. CRACKED.COM

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The President gets an itemized bill of expenses every month. L RESERVE NOTE 5279860I 1 WITH RESERVE UNITED SYSTEM STATES is NOTE IS LEGAL TENDER KB 462 DEBTS. PUBLIC AND PRIVATE ere Excobeds Cabral SERIES United States Henry m has F 2006 206 Secretary of the Tru The President is responsible for ONEHUND paying out-of-pocket for all groceries, dry cleaning, and general household objects in the White House, as well as hourly wages for waiters and cleanup crews at private parties. CRACKED.COM

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