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List Rules Non-Americans ONLY - vote up the weirdest thing about America on this list.

Ah, America: the land of the free and the home of the brave....and a bunch of other weird stuff. We searched the internet to find out what things non-Americans were most confused by during their stay in our fine country. As it turns out, we do some pretty weird things. Our everyday lives are filled with things that shock, impress, and downright confuse our fellow man. It has become pretty clear that "America" is not synonymous with "reason".
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"Advertisements for prescription drugs."


"Advertisements for presc... 
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Photo: Fabio Hofnik/flickr/CC-BY-NC 2.0
Not to mention the lists of possible side effects
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9 people just voted on "The size of (non alcoholic) drinks.


"The size of (non alcohol... 
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Thirst: we got it.
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"All the ads for lawyers."


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On TV, billboards, and even park benches!
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"You really like guns..."


"You really like guns...&#... 
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 "...like really really really like them."
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8 people just voted on "Sales tax being added at checkout."


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Completely fair.
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"Doors on toilet stalls, what is it with all the gaps?"


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The better to see you with, my dear... (But why? Here are 9 very good reasons why bathroom stall doors don't touch the floor.)

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6 people just voted on "Asking strangers 'How are you?' without expecting an actual answer."


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The answer you're looking for is "fine." You're fine.
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7 people just voted on "How much everything can change from state to state."


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Who doesn't love variety?