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 Though the lands we now know as America mostly share a history of British occupation, tea and crumpets have long been replaced by coffee and donuts.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)

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xpurinx
Community Member
3 years ago

Apply ice water...

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Tyrone
Community Member
3 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 !!

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Daria B
Community Member
3 years ago

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

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Hans
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3 years ago

Not using SI units indeed is hard to understand.

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DhampireHEK
Community Member
3 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*

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xpurinx
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3 years ago

Flippin' genius :D

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trututu
Community Member
3 years ago

In Ireland there's a fee

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John L
Community Member
3 years ago

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

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Hans
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3 years ago

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

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Hans
Community Member
3 years ago

Hatred and nescience are friends!

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ConfusedPanda
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3 years ago

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

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Laury M.
Community Member
3 years ago

Fried.... lemonade??

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DhampireHEK
Community Member
3 years ago

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

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Hans
Community Member
3 years ago

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

Yioryos Ninjitsu
Community Member
3 years ago

balkans: well 130 km/h is more of a suggestion really

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Daria B
Community Member
3 years ago

S.Korea: I was in Gangnam. Been stuck in traffic back home. Still waiting.

Pienanna
Community Member
3 years ago

What kind of person would drive 40 minutes for groceries in Holland?!!? You can cross our entire country in that time!

NikkiL
Community Member
3 years ago

As a Canadian...LOL. 9 hours? That's cute. That's a cute distance you have there.

Angie Madrigal
Community Member
3 years ago

Well that's just one state, but yes canada is vast and beautiful might I add.

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Mascha Claessens
Community Member
3 years ago

A couple of weeks ago I visited my parents in law in the south of The Netherlands, and we did some groceries in Belgium and Germany. All on the same day.

Peta Hurley-Hill
Community Member
3 years ago

We went on a driving holiday a few years back.We went from from the middle of our state to the top of the next state and then back down again.Covering over 3000 km......Coming from Europe via plane we flew across a desert .Two hours later,still crossing same desert...Welcome to Australia.

Bway_Gonnabe11
Community Member
3 years ago

TRUE!!!! I drove from kansas to florida and back with 7 people. in the same car. the youngest was 2.... kill me. im still in recovery

Sarah Laurent
Community Member
7 months ago

France : 20 minutes Italy : 60 minutes Germany : 110minutes

Foxyloxylou
Community Member
1 year ago

I'm in Texas. I drove for 2 days, now I'm just leaving Texas.

Charles Pry
Community Member
3 years ago

welcome to texas bitches, when youre done here visit fucking alaska

Mike Siemons
Community Member
3 years ago

Why would Germans drive 40 minutes for groceries in the Netherlands? Germany is cheaper. I know because I'm Dutch and often drive 40 minutes to do groceries in Germany 😂

Andrew Cas
Community Member
3 years ago

size of Florida 170,000 square kilometres size of Western Australia 2,650,000 square kilometres!

Blind Oracle
Community Member
3 years ago

American: What is a heckin' kilometre?

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Thegreatcountryofverden
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3 years ago

He lives in Austria.

Vera Deme
Community Member
3 years ago

Bulgaria: our highways have the limit of 140 km/h but they suck, so whoever dares to test his/her luck or loves strong sensations... My limit is 175 km/h. But it's too risky.

Gaboo_panda_1127
Community Member
3 years ago

YAY NETHERLANDS! im still american tho

Crystal-Lee Houle
Community Member
3 years ago

I'm in Alberta. I could drive for 16 hours in one direction and still be in Alberta.

Sarah White
Community Member
3 years ago

Same in Death spider hell hot Aussie land

Shiritoru
Community Member
3 years ago

Ireland - 80 km/h, locals drives 100 km/h and tourists afraid to reach 60 km/h.

Prussia
Community Member
3 years ago

I need to move to Europe right now

Ana Fuentes
Community Member
3 years ago

my state has different plant zones and just 10 days ago it was snowing on the NW part of the state but it was a 85 degrees on the SE part of the state all at the same time. I just love OKLAHOMA

Sean West
Community Member
3 years ago

Philippines Quezon City (29 yrs old): okay let's go to cavite Philippines cavite (31): wow our trip was fast

Sean West
Community Member
3 years ago

I was in Quezon City Philippines (29 yrs old), finally got to Edsa (31 yrs old)

Hiruya
Community Member
3 years ago

@Hans ... unlimited, 120, 100, 80, 60, 40, 30 .... and after a few kilometers it starts all over again

Peter Istefanidis
Community Member
3 years ago

Growing up Floridian!

Iris
Community Member
3 years ago

Ahaha so true, I live in the Netherlands and I can drive to

Iris
Community Member
3 years ago

Stupid post button. I wanted to say that I can drive to Germany in about 40 minutes.

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Kori K. Warriner
Community Member
3 years ago

LOL

Wyndmere
Community Member
3 years ago

Wide open spaces... room to breathe.

Helping Panda
Community Member
3 years ago

You really have to be very close-minded to think that this is a benefit Europe has over the US.

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JEFF THE KILLER
Community Member
3 years ago

SHOTS FIRED (pun intended)

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Prussia
Community Member
3 years ago

True

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Anna Brandigi
Community Member
3 years ago

"the guy with only some blood" 😂

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John L
Community Member
3 years ago

Perhaps you are mixing us up with Australia?

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Helping Panda
Community Member
3 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!

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DhampireHEK
Community Member
3 years ago

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

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Heather FitzGeorge
Community Member
3 years ago

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

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Kori K. Warriner
Community Member
3 years ago

Holy crap, that hurts the eyes!!!

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John L
Community Member
3 years ago

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

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DhampireHEK
Community Member
3 years ago

I'm actually sad that this is true.

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Ellie Aviva
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3 years ago

hehehhehehhehe (laughs painfully)

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Laury M.
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3 years ago

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

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Kori K. Warriner
Community Member
3 years ago

Oh the irony.

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Hans
Community Member
3 years ago

Even the pickup in the background...

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Amanda Nelson
Community Member
3 years ago

Mc fucking Eagles mother flaggers

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Galeanthropy2017
Community Member
3 years ago

Accurate

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Daniel Blackmon
Community Member
3 years ago

Lmao I can't even. Ctfu 'Murica

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Amanda Nelson
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3 years ago

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

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ADHORTATOR
Community Member
3 years ago

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

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Sarah Collas
Community Member
3 years ago

Were is wall-e?

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Master Markus
Community Member
3 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.

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