31 Trivia Tidbits About America’s Worst Habits and Policies

31 Trivia Tidbits About America’s Worst Habits and Policies

There’s obviously a lot of great things that come out of the U.S. With movies, TV and music, it’s safe to say that ‘Merica is a trendsetter in most things related to pop culture. Sports are definitely up there, and it does pump out a ton of cars and food, too. Basically, there ain’t nothin’ more ‘Merican than blastin’ some Taylor Swift in your Chevy at a drive-thru after a football game and before the newest Marvel flick. 

Now that we just recapped all of the gold, here are a bunch of things that are basically the exact opposite…

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CRACKED 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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Less than half of Americans cremate their dead. In highly populated countries like India and Japan, the cremation rate is almost 100%. This leaves more land open. CRACKED.COM

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There are almost as many cars in the U.S. as there are people. The average for all 50 states is 910 cars per 1,000 citizens. The numbers for the European Union countries are much lower-587 cars per 1,000 citizens. CRACKED.COM

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In the US, the number of vacant houses are six times greater than the number of homeless people. USA Europe Homeless 3.5 million 4.1 million people Vacant 18.5 million 11 million houses The ratio in Europe is less than half that. CRACKED.COM

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The United States is the only nation that hasn't ratified the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), which means that American children may be treated by the criminal justice system as adults, including being arrested and serving life sentences. CRACKED.COM

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The U.S. is 1 of only 4 countries in the world that does not require paid maternity leave. The U.S. ranks last among developed countries when it comes to paid parental leave. While many U.S. companies offer paid parental leave, the United States is the only advanced country without a federal law mandating it. CRACKED.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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