On Wednesday night Australian Twitter, as it is known to do, discovered something strange about people in the United States of America: they don't really use kettles.
That is to say, they do – but not much.
And Australians were, understandably, quite shaken up by the revelation.
It should be noted that electric kettles do EXIST in the US, they're just not really... a thing people use.
And apparently the options for making water very, very hot in the US are: boiling it on the stovetop, and MICROWAVING WATER IN THE FRIGGEN MICROWAVE.
People had questions.
And some Americans chimed in, too.
And others had theories.
In May 2015 the British also discovered this bizarre phenomenon. Nearly two years on and we're still scratching our heads.
But apparently the 120 volt power theory is correct. American homes just can't handle that much electricity, especially when you plug in a 240 volt kettle.
You do you, America. You do you.
Brad Esposito is a news reporter for BuzzFeed and is based in Sydney, Australia.
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