As with any other country, American culture is unique. Americans have their own customs and ways of doing things that can sometimes confuse or downright bewilder people from other cultures. That said, America is quite unique in that its TV shows and movies are viewed regularly all over the world, so people from other cultures are often left wondering: is this what American life is really like?

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1. What’s with American breakfast?

Waffles covered in fruit, pancakes dripping with syrup, fried eggs, bacon, sausage, with endless amounts of coffee and orange juice. If you’re an American, this probably sounds like a typical and delicious breakfast. To the rest of the world, it seems a little exaggerated — not to mention insanely heavy. In many countries, the emphasis is put on lunch as being the most important meal of the day. But in the US, that title rests with the all-American breakfast, where families get together, and food takes center stage.

High angle view of an American breakfast made with fried eggs, toasted bread, bacon, pancakes, orange juice, coffee, and oranges. carlosgaw / Getty Images
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