Non-Americans Share The Craziest Rumors About America That Turned Out To Be True (20 Posts)

Let’s face it: America is a weird place.

There’s lots to love about the USA—and also some stuff that’s not so great. If you’ve lived here for awhile, chances are you’re pretty used to the weirdness—but what about if you’re a non-American who either is visiting or has just moved here?

On Reddit, non-Americans are sharing the craziest rumors about America they found out were actually true.

Yes, Dollywood is real. Yes, our National Parks are beautiful. Yes, food and beverages come in Super Sizes. And yes, Solo cups are plentiful.


“I’m from Quebec and when we went down to Boston for a school trip, I sneezed in public and heard two or three people say ‘bless you.’ Quite a weird rumour I had heard not 2 months prior to that. I thought it was nice.” — Inquistador43


“That people actually get attacked by Alligators which got in their pools (specifically referring to Florida here).” — TheHunterBB


“So apparently yellow school buses are actually a thing in America. I honestly thought it was just a cartoon thing, but nope.” – Kwickly1


“That Dolly Parton has her own theme park in Tennessee. I thought it was a joke.” — panda_1996


“I always thought that the Olive Garden in The Simpsons was just code for ‘generic restaurant.'” — Hamptaro


“I studied in Maryland for about half a year back in 2017. I’d always heard that Americans are like…super good at pie. I was pretty much all alone during thanksgiving since everyone else was with their families. One of the RAs I’d befriended knocked on my door and brought me all different kinds of pie. Dear lord, I’ve never tasted anything that delicious. From blueberry to apple to pumpkin. Every. Single. Pie. They were all amazing.” — DeeKaah


“I actually don’t properly know if this is true but you have like a whole aisle in your supermarkets dedicated to just the hundreds of cereals you have?” — outrojin


“All the food is bigger.” — BucketsofKFC


“Free refills!” – el_dude_brother2


“I’m from Australia, and all my life I believed red Solo cups were like 555 area codes – a Hollywood prop. When I immigrated to the US, my MIL was making dinner and offered me iced tea in a red Solo cup. I lost it, made everyone sign the cup. I’ve still got it.” – RavynLearnsBadly