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 Though the lands we now know as America mostly share a history of British occupation, tea and crumpets have long been replaced by coffee and donuts.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

Apply ice water...

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Kori K. Warriner
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3 years ago

Hahahaha!! Good one.

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Anna Brandigi
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3 years ago

Free healthcare=never getting healthcare bc it takes too long

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Michel M. Prins
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3 years ago

New Zealand: Yeah.. What UK said.

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Anna Brandigi
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3 years ago

you can't buy fish either

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Hans
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3 years ago

"Dat ain't right! Your doing unfait to you're people!"

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xpurinx
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3 years ago

Da fuh? :/

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John L
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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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Kori K. Warriner
Community Member
3 years ago

Gross.....And I'm American

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Kori K. Warriner
Community Member
3 years ago

See? Those idiots I was talking about that make the rest of us look bad?

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ConfusedPanda
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3 years ago

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

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Iva Sušická
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3 years ago

So Albert from Terry Pratchetts books is actually from South USA and not British?

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DhampireHEK
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3 years ago

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

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Kori K. Warriner
Community Member
3 years ago

LOL

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John L
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3 years ago

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Picture what you wish, but there is one thing that guarantees American's Liberties, as expressed by the Founding Fathers. Can you guess what that is?

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Prussia
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3 years ago

True

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criminalgirl
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3 years ago

Oh jeeeeeez.

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Kori K. Warriner
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3 years ago

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Wow. That hurts. We can't help where we are conceived and born. Sad that the rest of the world looks at us so poorly, on the basis of idiots who make everyone else look bad.

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DhampireHEK
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3 years ago

I've found the Simpsons to be oddly accurate

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DhampireHEK
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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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Kori K. Warriner
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3 years ago

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Americans campaign against universal healthcare because it is outrageously expensive. And the government fines you if you don't have healthcare.

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Kori K. Warriner
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3 years ago

Holy crap, that hurts the eyes!!!

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John L
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3 years ago

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

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DhampireHEK
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3 years ago

I'm actually sad that this is true.

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criminalgirl
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3 years ago

Oh dear god..

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John L
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3 years ago

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Ask and ye shall receive. Seek and ye shall find.

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Kori K. Warriner
Community Member
3 years ago

Oh the irony.

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Hans
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3 years ago

Even the pickup in the background...

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Amanda Nelson
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3 years ago

Mc fucking Eagles mother flaggers

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Anna Brandigi
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3 years ago

I know we're driving in the right direction (to augusta) when I see these

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Kori K. Warriner
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3 years ago

Moustache/goatee - the 90s version of the mullet.

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Master Markus
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3 years ago

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Yeah, American keyboards don't have the Pound or Euro sign directly on it.

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ADHORTATOR
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3 years ago

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

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Sarah Collas
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3 years ago

Were is wall-e?

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Kori K. Warriner
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3 years ago

Bill is awesome!!!

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