Americans have long been exporting their pop culture to the world. With TV shows and movies being among the most consumed global American exports, it's no surprise that US actors and directors are recognized all around the globe. However, for all of us non-Americans out there, sometimes the silver screens get us all dazed and confused. Do American people really drink from those red plastic cups at parties? Do they really wear shoes inside their houses? Is homecoming really such a big thing as movies make it out to be?

But we're gonna need a true expert's opinion on the matter—our Bored Panda readers living in the US! So scroll down below to read all the questions that people had about the things they saw on TV and feel free to share your answers!

#1

221Lauren Report

Felix Feline
Community Member
1 year ago

Living in a college town I can attest that yes they do. It's all anyone talks about, and the traffic jams are awful. High school football here is just as bad.

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#2

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Andres Tejeda
Community Member
1 year ago

Its the easiest reference for us and a football field is 100yards or 300 feet or 91.44 meters.

George-Florin Constantin
Community Member
1 year ago

91.44 meters, that''s a nice round number that's easy to remember. NOT!

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Claire
Community Member
1 year ago

Neither do I and I am an American. I hate football (though, English football is okay)

Amanda Rudnicki
Community Member
1 year ago

I am an American and I agree. We should also go metric so we aligned with the rest of the world!

Evil Little Thing
Community Member
1 year ago

It's actually because most Americans are really bad at understanding our units of measurement (because they are stupidly complicated).

Random Panda
Community Member
1 year ago

All the more reason to switch to something sensible, like the metric system.

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elfin
Community Member
1 year ago

I understand the problem, but do you know of anything of a similar length that we could use and that most Americans would be familiar with?

Tabitha L
Community Member
1 year ago

How dare we use a measurement that is easy for people in our own country to understand!!

Erin
Community Member
1 year ago

SEE REFERENCE ABOVE TO HOW SERIOUSLY WE TAKE FOOTBALL.

KT Pinto
Community Member
1 year ago

There's this thing called google... look it up. -shrug-

Amazon QT
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

Haaaaa me neither, I hate football so much- won’t watch it ever!! 😳🙄

Mari Bryant
Community Member
1 year ago

Is it really that difficult to ask Google? 🤔

Id row
Community Member
1 year ago

If you can't picture 300 feet, you have bigger problems.

MAnahP
Community Member
1 year ago

I grew up in New Zealand and often lengths were compared to a Rugby field.

Mariette Ferreira
Community Member
1 year ago

You're south african, right? A football field is the same size as a rugby field. Easy.

Karasu
Community Member
1 year ago

As an American, I don't get it either. Also, measurements compared to the Empire State Building. I can't relate and don't care.

desert29rat
Community Member
1 year ago

Neither do I, and I'm an American.

Solrac
Community Member
1 year ago

This happens around the world with football (soccer) stadiums too being used as units of measure.

hopie
Community Member
1 year ago

Ikr no one knows or cares

Tim Scott
Community Member
1 year ago

I don't know if I've ever heard that in reality.

Stephanie Hatton
Community Member
1 year ago

We also measure caloric count by number of Big Macs.

Les Izmore
Community Member
1 year ago

A us football field is officially 120 yards long since the length includes end zones. Around 100 metres for the rest of the world

Les Izmore
Community Member
1 year ago

,

Kerri Russ
Community Member
1 year ago

I'm an American and I hate that, too. Not a football fan.

Lynda Momalo
Community Member
1 year ago

I'm American and I think it's stupid too -- it's a comparison for people who find actual numbers too hard.

Karen Johnston
Community Member
1 year ago

We do.

Shart
Community Member
1 year ago

Wow are you amish by chance

Meyer Weinstock
Community Member
1 year ago

if we have to use metric elsewhere, we'll export our measures through media

MikariMartini
Community Member
1 year ago

It’s an easy reference for that distance. What would you suggest instead? City blocks are many different lengths. My husband uses buses only because he’s a bus driver but they’re different lengths too.

Random Panda
Community Member
1 year ago

Meters? Kilometers? Actual measurement units?

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Hedy Hahn
Community Member
1 year ago

It’s long.

Steve Cruz
Community Member
1 year ago

Google is your friend!

Jeannie Carle
Community Member
1 year ago

We are all familiar with a football field - it's a super-easy reference, even if we don't care about football. 100 yards.

Bruce
Community Member
1 year ago

Shithole boy should shut his mouth

Patti Renwick Parrish
Community Member
1 year ago

neither do most Americans!

Marty BlackEagle-Carl
Community Member
1 year ago

How long is a soccer(futball) field??

Felix Utterback
Community Member
1 year ago

Yes, we compare everything to football fields

Ronald Nye
Community Member
1 year ago

91.44 meters

Randy Roberts
Community Member
1 year ago

It is a very helpful comparison after you get used to how long 100 yds are.

Aimee Simmons
Community Member
1 year ago

Me too, and I'm American. I just prefer the more british sports... Show Jumping, Dog Shows... Garden shows. :D

Dave Thompson
Community Member
1 year ago

It's a rugby pitch less 28 feet.

J Rob
Community Member
1 year ago

And no one over here has much experience with a "stone" as a unit of measure for weight. Simple

Jim Kang
Community Member
1 year ago

Hey, I doubt any of the Americans here are directly responsible for keeping the imperial measurements here in the States. We just live with them. That being said is it really that hard to know that a hundred yards is a little bit short of a hundred meters?

Claes Gustavsson
Community Member
1 year ago

1. Not Fotball. American fotball. No one cares. 2. You know, everybody knows – why don't you have the metric system? Or Celsius? Or any standard? Damn communist country, home of the damned.

Eva Bryson
Community Member
1 year ago

Hey, enough.

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Cdickson
Community Member
1 year ago

Approx.110 meters with end zones included. 94 without end

Henry Zhang
Community Member
1 year ago

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Not gonna stop til you LEARN

Erin
Community Member
1 year ago

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The downvotes are all from Europeans.

Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
Community Member
1 year ago

I noticed that. Just because we do things differently doesn't mean it's wrong.

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Tor Rolf Strøm
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1 year ago

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Here's an idea.. CHECK OUT HOW LONG THAT IS.

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#3

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Laura Land
Community Member
1 year ago

Mostly thatsv.

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#4

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Lavender Brown
Community Member
1 year ago

Nope.

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#5

cereaImiIk Report

Why?
Community Member
1 year ago

We also wear our shoes in bed as well.

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#6

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N G
Community Member
1 year ago

I think they make smoothies out of the waste, so they can drink it later.

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#7

XXXX_G0LD Report

Nele H
Community Member
1 year ago

I am German and do this, too.

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#8

sIeepfordays Report

kitcats
Community Member
1 year ago

sadly

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#9

disposablefilms Report

Andres Tejeda
Community Member
1 year ago

I have seen this before, also hard boiled eggs being used, and high tech baby dolls that cry.

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#10

mynameisnotmac Report

Hedy Hahn
Community Member
1 year ago

Millions of people eat this daily in the US.

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#11

gracieelaciee Report

N G
Community Member
1 year ago

...and do Americans always eat ready made salads from those clear disposable bowls?

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#12

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Hedy Hahn
Community Member
1 year ago

We usually have a funeral at the mortuary or a church then we go to the cemetery where the chairs are set up for a few last words by a minister or priest. Only the close family sit and the rest stand.

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#13

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Andres Tejeda
Community Member
1 year ago

I always wondered this as well, I tried it once and its hard to do for me for some reason.

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#14

RiverrunStately Report

Hedy Hahn
Community Member
1 year ago

Yes, I believe people do hang out in parking lots near bars more than any other store.

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#15

sam_pIant Report

Felix Feline
Community Member
1 year ago

Yes. Here in this college town Homecoming is a major event. Vast crowds, insane traffic, blaring music.

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#16

Uhuras Report

MammaG
Community Member
1 year ago

Why? Hot water is hot water.

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#17

taanapoop Report

Hedy Hahn
Community Member
1 year ago

If I’m giving directions to my house, I can say ‘turn 4 blocks after the fire station’ and they understand that.

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#18

KatieBelsey Report

Hedy Hahn
Community Member
1 year ago

I think they drink it because it’s so easy to carry their water with them. And yes, it can get expensive.

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#19

sIeepfordays Report

Hedy Hahn
Community Member
1 year ago

Some people do have to s of throw pillows on their beds and on their sofas. I don’t.

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#20

a_girl_probably Report

Hedy Hahn
Community Member
1 year ago

I believe this is mostly a southern trait.

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#21

NeedsDirection Report

Hedy Hahn
Community Member
1 year ago

Yes, we do. Or Fritos or Cheetos.

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#22

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Lavender Brown
Community Member
1 year ago

Yep. It's a real thing

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#23

libbybrwnlw Report

Hedy Hahn
Community Member
1 year ago

I had a lab partner in chemistry and biology in high school.

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#24

ThandekaMsane Report

Hedy Hahn
Community Member
1 year ago

Well, now we use plastic bags donated free by the grocery stores usually.

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#25

tobesostyles Report

MammaG
Community Member
1 year ago

The stupid and vain do, yes. Vanity and egos here are out of control. Everyone thinks they're special or a celebrity.

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#26

danaokeke Report

Hedy Hahn
Community Member
1 year ago

Yes, some people do.

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#27

foreverqal Report

Hedy Hahn
Community Member
1 year ago

Yes, it’s called hot cocoa all the time. It’s written on the box too.

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#28

Fkatiee Report

Hedy Hahn
Community Member
1 year ago

Meatloaf is a delicious combination of hamburger and onions and some sort of thickening like dried oatmeal or bread. Usually catsup is poured on top before baking.

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#29

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Hedy Hahn
Community Member
1 year ago

Yes, many people do.

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#30

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Ayasophya Alturas
Community Member
1 year ago

maybe? I live in a place where seeing a taxi is pretty rare, so I wouldn't know.

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