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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?"

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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..?"

—BerryGuns
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2. "Is 'making out' kissing?"

Donaldoed

3. "What are basic bitches?"

kchuen

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

—A11U45
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A11U45

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

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6. "What is the prom all about?"

LegendaryFalcon

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

—Elmidra
Kool-Aid

Elmidra

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

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?"

—fizban75
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10. "Do your high schools actually have school newspapers?"

283leis

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

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

Ruuhkatukka

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

ageontargaryarn

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

—Cheesysock5
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15. "Why are there flags everywhere?"

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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?"

3d_ist

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

—ravenQ
MTV

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

Marluck

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

lazarus870

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

—Zyndirt
Disney

Zyndirt

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

Thaalin

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

zgembo1337

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

—edaz91
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24. "Why is the water level in your toilets so high?"

no_more_space

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?"

—PierreBezukov
Dreamworks

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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