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Non-Americans Are Sharing Their Questions About The US And It's Both Hilarious And Terrifying

"WTF is a corn dog?"

This week, a viral Reddit thread asked non-American users, "What common American culture reference would you like to have explained?"

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It turns out a whole lot of people have questions about the US. Here are some of the funniest, the most interesting, and the most eye-opening:

1. "Do people genuinely share a room at university? Not just a house, an actual room? If yes, why..?"

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β€”BerryGuns

2. "Is 'making out' kissing?"

β€”Donaldoed

3. "What are basic bitches?"

β€”kchuen

4. "Do all American high schools really have lockers?"

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5. "What in the actual fuckery is Miracle Whip?"

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6. "What is the prom all about?"

β€”LegendaryFalcon

7. "What's the deal with that big bowl of red fluid bursting through walls shouting, 'Oh yeah!'?"

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β€”Elmidra

8. "Why are there four commercial breaks in a one-hour episode of a show? You can't watch anything that way."

β€”lutzker

(Editor's note: Bless this person's heart for thinking it's only four.)

9. "Eggnog. Why only eggnog at Christmas? Why not eggnog in July?"

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β€”fizban75

10. "Do your high schools actually have school newspapers?"

β€”283leis

11. "Are no other colour party cups available?"

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12. "Is the bullying really that bad in American high schools as it is on TV shows?"

β€”Ruuhkatukka

13. "Are guns actually that abundant in America?"

β€”ageontargaryarn

14. "What's a nightcap? Is it just a mushroom?"

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β€”Cheesysock5

15. "Why are there flags everywhere?"

β€”ravenQ

16. "In American TV shows, people are wearing their shoes in the house and even putting them up on the fucking couch! Is this for real?"

β€”3d_ist

17. "How did sixteenth birthdays become so important?"

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β€”ravenQ

18. "Why are there ads on TV for prescription meds?"

β€”Marluck

19. "In high school, when the bell rings, is it actually the same sound as the fire alarm like in TV shows?"

β€”lazarus870

20. "WTF is a corn dog? is it a hot dog with sweet corn?"

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β€”Zyndirt

21. "Do kids really have candy/pastries in their lunchboxes, and are soda machines actually a thing in schools?"

β€”Thaalin

22. "Why is it that violence on TV is just fine, but one visible nipple causes an outrage?"

β€”zgembo1337

23. "Half-cooked burgers. Aren't you afraid of food poisoning?"

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24. "Why is the water level in your toilets so high?"

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25. "Do students at American public high schools really get served up lunch everyday? Is it free or do you pay?"

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26. "Will Ferrell. Is he a comedian?"

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You'll be glad to know that ~most~ of these questions were answered by Americans on the thread. But feel free to add your own explanations in the comments!

Note: Some responses have been edited for clarity.

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