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
12 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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Hedy Hahn
Community Member
12 months ago

It’s long.

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#3

PaigeImogenxx Report

Laura Land
Community Member
12 months ago

Mostly thatsv.

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#4

angelvnte Report

Lavender Brown
Community Member
12 months ago

Nope.

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#5

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Why?
Community Member
12 months ago

We also wear our shoes in bed as well.

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#6

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N G
Community Member
12 months 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
12 months ago

I am German and do this, too.

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#8

sIeepfordays Report

kitcats
Community Member
12 months ago

sadly

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#9

disposablefilms Report

Andres Tejeda
Community Member
12 months 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
12 months ago

Millions of people eat this daily in the US.

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#11

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N G
Community Member
12 months 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
12 months 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
12 months 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
12 months 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
12 months 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
12 months ago

Why? Hot water is hot water.

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#17

taanapoop Report

Hedy Hahn
Community Member
12 months 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
12 months 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
12 months 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
12 months ago

I believe this is mostly a southern trait.

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#21

NeedsDirection Report

Hedy Hahn
Community Member
12 months ago

Yes, we do. Or Fritos or Cheetos.

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#22

todorokidokie Report

Lavender Brown
Community Member
12 months ago

Yep. It's a real thing

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#23

libbybrwnlw Report

Hedy Hahn
Community Member
12 months ago

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

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#24

ThandekaMsane Report

Hedy Hahn
Community Member
12 months ago

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

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#25

tobesostyles Report

MammaG
Community Member
12 months 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
12 months ago

Yes, some people do.

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#27

foreverqal Report

Hedy Hahn
Community Member
12 months 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
12 months 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

rrudegal Report

Hedy Hahn
Community Member
12 months ago

Yes, many people do.

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#30

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Ayasophya Alturas
Community Member
12 months ago

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

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