Facts About America That Foreigners Find Unbelievable

A Quora reader wrote, “What facts about the United States do foreigners not believe until they come to America?  Rakib Islam continues, “I’m from Bangladesh and here are a few things I find hard to explain to peeps back home.”

1. Fruits and vegetables are way more expensive than meat and poultry.

2. That, generally speaking, the poor are more obese than the rich.

3. That Americans, in general, are incredibly confused about the use of the apostrophe. Like seriously bad.

4. A lot of couples adopt children, sometimes in spite of having their own, and treat them exactly like their own. (To me, this alone is a marker of a great people.)

5. By and large, people do not carry cash.

6. That you address your boss (and some of your professors) by some abbreviated variation of their first name. And that applies to pretty much everyone, regardless of how much older they are than you.

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