15 ”Normal” Things in the U.S. That Weird Out the Rest of the World

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Drinking from Red Solo Cups

Red Solo Cups are the symbol of college keggers and backyard barbecues alike—and yet, they’re rarely seen outside of the U.S. At Slate, Seth Stevenson gave a good explanation of the appeal of the plastic cup: Its opaque color makes it impossible for authorities to casually tell what’s in the cup; its sturdy design makes it virtually spill-proof; and its newly created square bottom makes it easy to hold.

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