It's no secret that Americans do things a little differently from the rest of the world. As the first European colony to win independence, they've had lots of time to form the unique identity we associate with them today. Let's take a few moments to celebrate all the quirky and ridiculous little things that make the USA what it is, even if we still fail to understand them.

When the United States broke away from the rest of the European world in 1783 following the American Revolutionary War, a cultural shift began that is still developing today. Though the lands we now know as America mostly share a history of British occupation, tea and crumpets have long been replaced by coffee and donuts. America has given the world countless gifts, such as rock music, groundbreaking cinema, and New York City - in fact, it's probably the most culturally recognisable place on Earth. Still, for those of us on the outside looking in, the United States sometimes seems like a bit of a circus.

Scroll down to see some of America's funniest moments on Tumblr, and how the rest of the world reacted. Don't take it personally, though - we've still got love for Yankee Land! (h/t)

#1

Mocking Americans Stereotypes

fridaroland Report

xpurinx 2 years ago

Apply ice water...

View More Replies...
View more comments

#2

Mocking Americans Stereotypes

obama-biden-memes Report

Tyrone 2 years ago

They even made a hole and chipped one end of the biscuit if you look at the 16th and 35th ,that's brilliant !!

View More Replies...
View more comments

#3

Mocking Americans Stereotypes

gavinandmichaeltho Report

Daria B 2 years ago

Canada is literally cooler. Well, maybe not cooler than Alaska....

View More Replies...
View more comments

#4

Mocking Americans Stereotypes

starwarsisgay Report

Hans 2 years ago

Not using SI units indeed is hard to understand.

View More Replies...
View more comments

#5

Mocking Americans Stereotypes

yikyakapp Report

DhampireHEK 2 years ago

At 18 you can be married, drive a car, go into huge debt, vote, and die for your country but you're not responsible enough to buy beer. *Face Palm*

View More Replies...
View more comments

#6

Mocking Americans Stereotypes

boommush Report

xpurinx 2 years ago

Flippin' genius :D

View more comments

#7

Mocking Americans Stereotypes

thecrazyfilipino Report

trututu 2 years ago

In Ireland there's a fee

View More Replies...
View more comments

#8

Mocking Americans Stereotypes

decadenthumor Report

John L 2 years ago

Hmm, never considered that. I always did silly things.....like hide them in my pocket. Imagine that. ;D

View More Replies...
View more comments

#9

Mocking Americans Stereotypes

fleabittendrifter Report

Hans 2 years ago

I guess these things give digestion problems and obesity just from looking at them.

View More Replies...
View more comments

#10

Mocking Americans Stereotypes

rebellloudwiththecrowd Report

Hans 2 years ago

Hatred and nescience are friends!

View More Replies...
View more comments

#11

Mocking Americans Stereotypes

fandom--trashbag Report

ConfusedPanda 2 years ago

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!!!!!!

View More Replies...
View more comments

#12

Mocking Americans Stereotypes

mygayisshowing Report

Laury M. 2 years ago

Fried.... lemonade??

View More Replies...
View more comments

#13

Mocking Americans Stereotypes

breakthemirrors Report

DhampireHEK 2 years ago

I choked on my morning coffee as I read this. Too funny.

View more comments

#14

Mocking Americans Stereotypes

mcwolly-sketch Report

Hans 2 years ago

Germans: Duh, this Autobahn section has a 130 km/h speed limit. Americans: wow, this freeway allows 100 km/h!

View More Replies...
View more comments

#15

Mocking Americans Stereotypes

johanbergstens Report

JEFF THE KILLER 2 years ago

SHOTS FIRED (pun intended)

View More Replies...
View more comments

#16

Mocking Americans Stereotypes

bestofcardsagainsthumanity Report

Prussia 2 years ago

True

View more comments

#17

Mocking Americans Stereotypes

SPUDSEXUALL Report

Anna Brandigi 2 years ago

"the guy with only some blood" 😂

View More Replies...
View more comments

#18

Mocking Americans Stereotypes

captainvatican Report

John L 2 years ago

Perhaps you are mixing us up with Australia?

View More Replies...
View more comments

#19

Mocking Americans Stereotypes

bluntasaurus-sex Report

Helping Panda 2 years ago

Oh my god, you guys should look up which countries rely overwhelmingly on nuclear power. The US is actually way behind many countries in Europe!

View More Replies...
View more comments

#20

Mocking Americans Stereotypes

so-many-efforts Report

DhampireHEK 2 years ago

I'm not sure if I should laugh at the joke or cry because this guy is serious....

View More Replies...
View more comments

#21

Mocking Americans Stereotypes

brigwife Report

Heather FitzGeorge 2 years ago

Pea. Not pee. It's pea. *drops mic*

View More Replies...
View more comments

#22

Mocking Americans Stereotypes

merica-for-mericans Report

Kori K. Warriner 2 years ago

Holy crap, that hurts the eyes!!!

View More Replies...
View more comments

#23

Mocking Americans Stereotypes

flatsound Report

John L 2 years ago

There is always a cheaper way, which includes buying a plane ticket. Works every time. ;D

View More Replies...
View more comments

#24

Mocking Americans Stereotypes

xiayane Report

DhampireHEK 2 years ago

I'm actually sad that this is true.

View More Replies...
View more comments

#25

Mocking Americans Stereotypes

americanstereotypes Report

Ellie Aviva 2 years ago

hehehhehehhehe (laughs painfully)

View more comments

#26

Mocking Americans Stereotypes

becausebirds Report

Laury M. 2 years ago

"Sorry, we've run out because of bad executive decisions. We got Cheetos in mayonnaise though."

View More Replies...
View more comments

#27

Mocking Americans Stereotypes

obama-biden-memes Report

Kori K. Warriner 2 years ago

Oh the irony.

View more comments

#28

Mocking Americans Stereotypes

lordtrollbias Report

Hans 2 years ago

Even the pickup in the background...

View More Replies...
View more comments

#29

Mocking Americans Stereotypes

merica-for-mericans Report

Amanda Nelson 2 years ago

Mc fucking Eagles mother flaggers

View More Replies...
View more comments

#30

Mocking Americans Stereotypes

egberts Report

Galeanthropy2017 2 years ago

Accurate

View more comments

#31

Mocking Americans Stereotypes

ranterist Report

Daniel Blackmon 2 years ago

Lmao I can't even. Ctfu 'Murica

View more comments

#32

Mocking Americans Stereotypes

pixelandthedragon Report

Amanda Nelson 2 years ago

Ahhh the 'hashtag' button. That 'new' invention 🤔

View More Replies...
View more comments

#33

Mocking Americans Stereotypes

softboiledmemes Report

ADHORTATOR 2 years ago

I can't believe taaht there is a place without a flag in the US...

View More Replies...
View more comments

#34

Mocking Americans Stereotypes

in-bad-humor Report

Sarah Collas 2 years ago

Were is wall-e?

View More Replies...
View more comments

#35

Mocking Americans Stereotypes

clangoftheconcreteswans Report

Master Markus 2 years ago

Except that a bunch of Americans hate Bill for being and atheist and because he tells them that science is correct instead of the BAHBLE.

View More Replies...
View more comments

#36

Mocking Americans Stereotypes

thats-slightly-raven Report

Anna Brandigi 2 years ago

I love polite yelling

View more comments

#37

Mocking Americans Stereotypes

troyesivan Report

Bway_Gonnabe11 2 years ago

we actually do in my school.... im ashamed

View More Replies...
View more comments

#38

Mocking Americans Stereotypes

bellygangstaboo Report

Peta Hurley-Hill 2 years ago

Dear god!

View more comments

#39

Mocking Americans Stereotypes

lucifersrightnut Report

just a thought 2 years ago

Isn't aluminium spelled as aluminum somewhere ?

View More Replies...
View more comments

#40

Mocking Americans Stereotypes

satansgayson Report

Ile De France 2 years ago

La France est mieux

View More Replies...
View more comments

#41

Mocking Americans Stereotypes

everydayjihad Report

Anna Brandigi 2 years ago

Calm down guys it's two different pages

View More Replies...
View more comments

#42

Mocking Americans Stereotypes

lyatt-maam Report

That Fat Mouse 6 months ago

Part of me finds this hilarious, but the other part wonders if we, as a collective entity, have taken the american stereotype too far

#43

Mocking Americans Stereotypes

catbountry Report

Amanda Nelson 2 years ago

Just the general area of Murica

View more comments

#44

Mocking Americans Stereotypes

shit-we-saw Report

Amanda 2 years ago

Ewww

View more comments

#45

Mocking Americans Stereotypes

merica-for-mericans Report

ADHORTATOR 2 years ago

Perhaps he is a pirate and wanted to write"Respect ARRR!"

View More Replies...
View more comments

#47

Mocking Americans Stereotypes

uncomfortable-around-strangers Report

Brittney Chaloupka 2 years ago

Yeah I live 5 minutes from Freedom high school. Conviently located 30 minutes south of Washington DC in Northern VA. My middle school was named after Mills E. Godwin, a man who lobbied to keep schools segregated. (They recently voted to rename the school)Not too surprising though.

View More Replies...
View more comments

#48

Mocking Americans Stereotypes

thugilly Report

Alex Newell 2 years ago

Wow, McDonald's finally invents... the Whopper and Whopper Jr.

View More Replies...
View more comments

#49

Mocking Americans Stereotypes

seiya234 Report

JillVille Child Care 2 years ago

No way, they seriously have that on water bottles? I need one for my daughter, that would be so funny! She's not American, but is slightly obsessed about zombies, heehee

View more comments

#50

Mocking Americans Stereotypes

phenomimom Report

Dixon's Mama 2 years ago

Aww, it's Misha Collins' son, West!

View More Replies...
View more comments

#52

Mocking Americans Stereotypes

fuckyeahamurica Report

Star-Light Star-Bright 2 years ago

Crap, they found out.

View More Replies...
View more comments

#53

Mocking Americans Stereotypes

americanstereotypes Report

Guanchen Liu 1 year ago

Right. Um. So, er, yeah. Agreed.

#54

Mocking Americans Stereotypes

americanstereotypes Report

Amanda Nelson 2 years ago

Awwww Kori. I feel bad for your friends

View More Replies...
View more comments

#55

Mocking Americans Stereotypes

obama-biden-memes Report

Tiny Dynamine 2 years ago

72 years??? There hasn't been a time in the last 75 years that America hasn't been involved in a war/ invasion!!!

View More Replies...
View more comments