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
3 months 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
3 months ago

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

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#3

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Kristin Scarbrough
Community Member
3 months ago

We say goodbye, or something like it. It's an idiosyncrasy of script writing, not Americans.

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#4

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Ayasophya Alturas
Community Member
3 months ago

the only thing in my locker is a mound of trash.

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#5

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Why?
Community Member
3 months ago

We also wear our shoes in bed as well.

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#6

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Erin
Community Member
3 months ago

When my relatives from Ireland come to visit, they love to play with the garbage disposal. Even the people in their 60's think it is hilarious. They refer to it as "the murder sink".

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#7

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Laura Land
Community Member
3 months ago

I'm American and it's a select few who do that but it's not the norm.

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#8

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Erin
Community Member
3 months ago

Yes, we do. It is the only access we have to water.

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#9

disposablefilms Report

Erin
Community Member
3 months ago

When I was in school, it was hard boiled eggs. Now they have high-tech baby dolls called Baby Think About it. It is a Life Skills class that teaches you how to be an adult.

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#10

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Hedy Hahn
Community Member
3 months ago

Millions of people eat this daily in the US.

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#11

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ROSSELAIRA EUGENIE CRUZ
Community Member
3 months ago

In my family, we only use paper plates for gatherings.

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#12

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Kristy P
Community Member
3 months ago

The "funeral" is usually in a church and then a burial service graveside.

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#13

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Colin L
Community Member
3 months ago

We're tough! We don't need... er... pill lubricants?

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#14

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Catlady6000
Community Member
3 months ago

This is especially true in small towns. The largest parking lot in town is the local teen hangout

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#15

sam_pIant Report

Hedy Hahn
Community Member
3 months ago

Yes, Homecoming is really big here in the US. Celebrating at high school and university.

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#16

Uhuras Report

MammaG
Community Member
3 months ago

Why? Hot water is hot water.

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#17

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Colin L
Community Member
3 months ago

You don't?!?!!

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#18

KatieBelsey Report

Keith Nolen
Community Member
3 months ago

Because Americans have been sold the lie (mostly by Nestle, thank you!) that bottled water is better than tap water in some way. In truth most of the bottled water IS tap water.

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#19

sIeepfordays Report

Ayasophya Alturas
Community Member
3 months ago

my sister has about 400. I have 2.

CaptainDinosaur
Community Member
3 months ago

Yes. I'm steady moving goddamned pillows out of the way so I can use the sofa or bed. F'n millions of them.

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The Emerald Triangle
Community Member
3 months ago

My husband has 10...and still tries to steal mine.

elfin
Community Member
3 months ago

Define "an obscene amount."

Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
3 months ago

I own zero throw pillows, I think they are just a waste of money and time taking them on and off before bed etc.

Bumblebee
Community Member
3 months ago

Completely agree. They look nice as a decoration, but would be too much of a hassle for me! I like to get in bed without having to move any amount of pillows. Occasionally I use a second pillow to sit/lay down more upright, since I spent a lot of time in bed due to a lack of energy because of my chronic diseases. But 1 or two pillows is more than enough for me. And the second pillow is not for decoration!

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Havannah Wild
Community Member
3 months ago

I have soooooo many pillows on my bed, I love it

Daisy
Community Member
3 months ago

I have about 40 pillows on my bed. Not even close to maximum comfort.

*sigh*, The Yellow Teletubby
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

It depends on how lonely you are lol. I have/prefer about 3 blankets on my bed, and 2-3 pillows. I like sleeping extra cold, so I put my fan on high and snuggle up into 2 blankets, use 1 pillow to sleep on, and then pretend the other blanket and pillow are a person and I snuggle up to it and fall asleep within 2 or 3 minutes lmao. Also I kick in my sleep so it's just an extra blanket for my toes lol.

Cécile Voltolin
Community Member
3 months ago

You are well organised lol

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Amazon QT
Community Member
2 months ago

I have no throw pillows on my bed... just the 4 king size pillows my hubby and I use to sleep with.

Bev Brown
Community Member
3 months ago

Many do, I hate them.

Phoebe Bean
Community Member
3 months ago

Guilty as charged. 7.

Foock Auff
Community Member
3 months ago

I am guilty....

Tabitha L
Community Member
3 months ago

I don't. That is too much.

AnnSmithJones
Community Member
3 months ago

I mean.........

M Adams
Community Member
3 months ago

I have allergies, so no. But some people do.

CORRINE STANLEY
Community Member
3 months ago

i have 2 regular pillows and 8 throw pillows

Sandra Simpson
Community Member
3 months ago

We think it looks nice fancy and sophisticated I have 4.

Ms.GB
Community Member
3 months ago

Im guilty of the throw pillow thing.

India Morgan
Community Member
3 months ago

i mean, i love pillows ngl

Hedy Hahn
Community Member
3 months ago

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

Steve Cruz
Community Member
2 months ago

Throw pillows on the bed is how one can tell if a man is married or gay.

Beth Arriaga
Community Member
2 months ago

We currently have 8 regular bed pillows, 3 throw pillows and 2 shaped likes pugs. Makes it soft.... and pillow fights are great fun at any age.

Jeannie Carle
Community Member
2 months ago

Most of us don't. We'd just have to move them to go to bed.

Emily Smith
Community Member
2 months ago

I have no throw pillows. Just normal bed pillows.

JannerBananer
Community Member
2 months ago

I have 10! It looks pretty when guests come over. Otherwise they're generally on the floor.

BUMMERS
Community Member
2 months ago

Only the feminine half. Drives most guys crazy.

Felix Utterback
Community Member
2 months ago

I just have an obscene amount of regular pillows on mine

Randy Roberts
Community Member
2 months ago

Its not a set american thing. It seems to be a personal choice all over the world. I see throw pillows in any countries bedrooms and living areas.

Aimee Simmons
Community Member
2 months ago

it depends. I have a few pillows but that is just to make sure my nest is comfy when I go to sleep. The people who have to have their beds looking like a showroom are insane.

Mari Bryant
Community Member
2 months ago

*waves hand* Obscene pillows here.

Brandon Collinsworth
Community Member
2 months ago

My wife has 7 on our bed that I have to move every night before we can go to bed, and 4 on our living room couch I have to move to sit down, I don't know why, I think it is an obsession she needs counseling for.

Johnny Farnen
Community Member
3 months ago

Throw pillows on beds is a Hollywood thing.

CR Harvey
Community Member
3 months ago

I have two or three. They have four legs and fur and have eaten my two throw pillows. BTW the third one is a cat who does as she pleases.

Pug Pug
Community Member
3 months ago

I have at lest 8 pillows right now, but I use them for sleep, and they are all stolen from hotels

Mary Kelly
Community Member
3 months ago

it's an evil marketing plot that many american homemakers have fallen victim to

Living_Shadow
Community Member
3 months ago

I have a single pillow

albertmarksjr@aol.com
Community Member
3 months ago

Depends on who does your interior design.

LaDonna Hulcy
Community Member
3 months ago

I have 6 real pillows on my bed. "throw pillows" are for the couch.

Tiffany Marie
Community Member
3 months ago

Yeah some do.

Karon Sheffield
Community Member
3 months ago

It all depends on personality. I don't have any. My sister has 4

Lisa Shelton
Community Member
3 months ago

Again, depends on the person. I can't stand having more than two pillows, regular not throw.

Scott Shepard
Community Member
3 months ago

My wife and I share 4

Meyer Weinstock
Community Member
3 months ago

it is, unfortunately, very true

Debbie O'Grady
Community Member
3 months ago

some women do it. It was a trend years ago. It's silly. Take them off the bed every night, put them back in the morning. Sometimes it looks nice, but pfttt

Sue Knerl
Community Member
3 months ago

I have zero.

Jane Petersen
Community Member
3 months ago

I hate them. This is a Boomer creation and they are on the floor when I stay at my family's that has them.

Amanda Rudnicki
Community Member
3 months ago

My bed has no mattress. It's just a nest of pillows.

Andrea Anthony
Community Member
3 months ago

I used to have a couple of throw pillows on my bed until I lived with a man. then I gave up.

MADELEINE KIMBALL
Community Member
3 months ago

comfyness is key

Peter Bear
Community Member
3 months ago

It depends on the individual. My wife requires many pillows. I do not. At this very moment, she has six pillows on her side of the bed. I have one. We are both happy with this arrangement.

Ty Roberts
Community Member
3 months ago

If you’re a man, only if you are gay or married. Jeff Foxworthy.

DKS 001
Community Member
3 months ago

as an american: I'm about to pull out my hear from all the "like on tv/movies" bullshit ... I have 2 pillows

April Simnel
Community Member
3 months ago

I have two regular sleeping pillows on my bed, and no throw pillows. I depend on the color/design of my duvet and pillow covers to please my eye.

Karen Johnston
Community Member
3 months ago

I have none.

CrunChewy McSandybutt
Community Member
3 months ago

It depends on the household. I have no interest in it, my sister's whole house is made of decorative pillows. It's obscene.

Shart
Community Member
3 months ago

Women have tons...single dudes are dudes..we might have 2..1 for us and 1 for a lady guest

Goli Soda
Community Member
3 months ago

I've seen lots of pillows in British reality shows too.

Mommyofboth
Community Member
3 months ago

I think it's a person's preference. I prefer none.

Siena Valenta
Community Member
3 months ago

Nope I have one pillow. My grandmother, on the other hand, is an entirely different story.

Mer
Community Member
3 months ago

Eh, depends on personal preference. Generally when I think of someone having a bunch of unnecessary pillows on a bed, I think of "silly teenage girls" (although that's it's own preconceived notion). Some people consider having different shapes and sizes of pillows on a bed "fancy". I think of them as dust collectors that get in the way.

Tiny Dynamine
Community Member
3 months ago

That's a woman thing, in many countries.

Cécile Voltolin
Community Member
3 months ago

LOL, this a essential question. I wonder too. Le'ts see the truth. As a French I have one for my feet and thats it.

Lady Laura
Community Member
3 months ago

Throw pillows are amazing. We do it because we appreciate beauty

Tiny Dynamine
Community Member
3 months ago

Do you stand there and look at them for hours? Invite your guests to do the same?

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Paul Jordan
Community Member
2 months ago

Its a braindead fecking chick thing... world fecking wide. What 1) a waste of money 2) waste of space 3) a social climbing look at me thing too.

Marty BlackEagle-Carl
Community Member
2 months ago

it's a female american thing... i think promoted by store catalog makers.

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#20

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Hedy Hahn
Community Member
3 months ago

I believe this is mostly a southern trait.

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#21

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Hedy Hahn
Community Member
3 months ago

Yes, we do. Or Fritos or Cheetos.

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#22

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Hedy Hahn
Community Member
3 months ago

We do call them Kleenex all the time probably because that brand is what we used.

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#23

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Hedy Hahn
Community Member
3 months ago

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

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#24

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Dynein
Community Member
3 months ago

I think that is to avoid accidental advertising? I'd think that in most (industrialized) countries, the typical bags offered by stores have the store logo all over them...

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#25

tobesostyles Report

ROSSELAIRA EUGENIE CRUZ
Community Member
3 months ago

I guess it depends. My family and friends only do photoshoots for weddings, 18th birthdays (girls), 21st birthdays (boys), or someone's first birthday.

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#26

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Erin
Community Member
3 months ago

Chicken and waffles is a religious experience. I live in the Midwest and some of the best chicken and waffles in the world is right here in Indianapolis at Maxine's Chicken and Waffles. Another awesome place is in Harlem (where chicken and waffles was invented).

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#27

foreverqal Report

Daniel Lewis
Community Member
3 months ago

Because hot chocolate is the candy bar that melted in your pocket.

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#28

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April Simnel
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

It's ground meat with binders like egg and breadcrumbs, and can also have minced onions and peppers (capsicum), and seasonings that's all mixed together and baked in a loaf pan in the oven. Most people make it with just ground beef, but when I was little in the 70s, in our home it was made with ground beef, pork, and veal, and we had it maybe once a month with homemade mashed potatoes and brown gravy, and a green vegetable. I don't eat meatloaf now. It's not horrible, it's just not my first choice for comfort food.

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#29

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Hedy Hahn
Community Member
3 months ago

Yes, many people do.

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#30

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April Simnel
Community Member
3 months ago

In the big cities, all you need to do is raise your arm on a busy street. I've lived in NYC almost 30 years now, and no one yells "TAXI!" here. I grew up in a smaller town, though, and in the smaller places, you pretty much have to call a taxi in advance. I never flagged a cab until I moved to NYC.

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