Every country has the unique things that make them special to the outside world. They also have some things that make others scratch their head and wonder why they do things the way they do. The United States is definitely one of those countries that outsiders can find themselves asking a lot of questions, especially if they don’t know the culture. America has a lot of tradition in their country, from food to their schools, which show up often on this list of things that only happen in the USA.

For those living in the USA, however, these are everyday things and no one bats an eye at it. But to people from Europe or abroad countries, it can seem a little odd to them, with no clear answer or reason in why the United States does these things. It doesn’t turn people away from traveling to the United States, as tourism is huge, but if anyone is thinking of making a trip to the old US of A, they may want to look at this list and see how different things can be in another country and perhaps even embrace some of the things that America does every single day.

25 Supersize Everything

Anyone who has been to a fast food restaurant in the United States knows that supersizing is an option and one that is often asked for when ordering. It seems like every meal comes with the option for a larger drink or fries, or some other form of supersized food that has led to some health concerns.

Other nations around the world don’t embrace the supersized lifestyle that the United States does.

The standard size of an aluminum can is 12 ouches, but some fast food chains have supersized options of 42 ouches.

24 Obsession With College Sports

Sports in the United States is big business, hence why most professional sports leagues, outside of soccer, are located in America. But one thing US citizens love is college sports, something no other country gets behind as much as they do.

College football, in particular, is a huge business and brings thousands of people to games during the season.

In fact, looking at the biggest stadiums in the United States, there is only one NFL team in the top 16 in stadium capacity, while the other 15 are all college football stadiums, including the top eight. The largest is Michigan Stadium, which can host 107,601 fans.

23 Eat US Food When Traveling

Traveling to other parts of the world opens so many different possibilities. Food is one of the major possibilities, and when traveling, it’s essential to take in some of the local cuisines. But plenty of US citizens, when traveling abroad, stick to what they know and don’t indulge in what is local.

Burgers and fries are staples of any typical US menu, and tourists from the States seek them out when traveling.

According to thrillist.com, one of the main reasons is that they get homesick and want something that reminds them of the food they eat at home.

22 Fly Their Flag

The stars and stripes on the United States flag is one of the most iconic flags in the world. It’s easily recognizable and some say, best-looking flags in the world. Perhaps that’s why US citizens love to fly the flag as much as they do.

According to the Flag Manufacturers' Association of America, they estimate over 150 million flags are sold each year.

It’s not hard to miss it at events across the country, up and down city streets and on plenty of novelty items. People just really love showing their pride for their flag!

21 Spray Cheese

Cheese is eaten on nearly everything in the United States, but America has found a way to make it faster and more convenient by putting it in a spray can.

Spray canned cheese is only 51 percent cheese, which is required by law in order to call a product something in the United States.

The other 49 percent is whey protein and other ingredients. It’s used a lot during Super Bowl time, which makes sense for football fans. It all started back in the 1960s and while it is losing popularity, it’s still around today.

20 Treat Pets As Family

People everywhere have an attachment to their pet animals. Dogs and cats are the most popular, and in the United States, are treated just as well as any real human beings, and in some cases, even better.

In fact, it’s even gone as far as in two States, pets are being treated just like humans, as reported by the New Republic.

Two-thirds of households in the United States have pets, and more than $50 million is spent annually on care, giving them birthday presents and having professional photographs taken of them.

19 Chant U-S-A!

Just like the flag, another thing only happening in the United States is people chanting U-S-A. The three letters are so easy to say and there aren’t many countries out there that can say their country name like that.

Can-Na-Da, It-A-Ly, it just doesn’t work.

But U-S-A! is one of the most iconic expressions in America culture. It was popularized during the 1980 Winter Olympics during the hockey when Team USA defeated Czechoslovakia, becoming a fixture for the rest of the Olympics and now, all of sports when Team USA is involved.

18 Black Friday

The day after Thanksgiving in the United States is the busiest shopping day of the year and is called Black Friday. Every year, people line up hours in advance to get amazing door crashing deals on all kinds of items.

It can get dangerous sometimes, but US Citizens can’t get enough of the one-day blowout.

It isn’t really known why this day is so popular, other than it is the start of the Christmas shopping season. Billions of dollars are spent on this day and other countries are starting to copy the idea to try and cash in.

17 Don’t Take Time Off

US citizens don’t waste their holiday time when they get it, mostly because, they don’t get a lot of it. The United States doesn’t require paid leave, so some people simply can’t afford to take the time off or have that reminder that they have vacation days that need to be used up.

That’s probably why their holidays are so huge, and people really take advantage of the extra day off, because they don’t particularly know when they will have a chance at a holiday again.

16 Have Similar Looking Money

Many countries around the world have colored money, which many in the United States would call ‘funny money’. But in the United States, their currency is all green and there isn’t much distinction between the values, except for the number and the different face on the bill.

So why is US money green? According to history.com, U.S. Bureau of Printing and Engraving used green ink which is plentiful, and it represents stability, so there is some hidden meaning behind it. They also say there is $1.2 Trillion in coins and paper money in circulation today.

15 They Drive Everywhere

Cars and highways are everywhere in the United States, and that’s because US citizens drive everywhere. Public transportation, such as buses, trains and airplanes are available, but US citizens use their personal car for more long-distance travel than most foreign countries do.

According to FiveThirtyEight, 90 percent of Us Citizens use their personal car for trips over 50 miles, and even when up to 500 to 1000 miles, over 54 percent are still using their own car, as opposed to paying for train or plane tickets.

Anyone who has caught any television from the United States has probably heard the phrase ‘Ask your doctor if this is right for you’. It’s usually selling something medical, which is something only found in two countries in the world, the United States being one of them and New Zealand the other.

It’s weird to outsides to see commercials for medical related things on television, considering most would just go to their doctor.

However, in the United States, it’s common practice to advertise medicine as if it were any other product.

13 Price Tags Without Taxes

The United States isn’t the only country that doesn’t include taxes on price tags, but it’s a mystery why they don’t do it in the first place, considering they have 50 states that all have different State taxes which would change the price of an item, depending on where it is bought.

A lot of countries just show the price in full, and the price shown is the price paid, including any additional taxes. It does help consumers buy, as they see the lower price before getting to the register.

12 Use A Lot Of Pumpkins

America has an obsession and it seems to be for pumpkin. That’s a strange one for sure, but between 2001 to 2014, according to The Atlantic, pumpkin production nearly doubled from $75 million to $143 million.

Halloween obviously plays a large role in pumpkin buying, as jack-o-lanterns are seen everywhere on the scariest night of the year.

But pumpkin has also become its own spice, mostly used in coffee shops. It’s turned into a specialty during the fall months and is something US citizens love to treat themselves to.

11 Eat A lot Of Bread

There is nothing like fresh bread out of the oven, and US Citizens would seemingly agree. But sometimes, there is too much of a good thing. Bread is eaten very regularly for every meal in the United States.

Breakfast has bagels, toast, and English muffins, while lunch is dominated by subs and sandwiches.

According to BreadDaily, each US Citizen consumes around 53 pounds of bread a year. That’s enough bread to have three sandwiches a day for 168 days straight, nearly half the year of just eating bread.

10 Take Their Food Home With Them

As already stated, America loves to have big portions and supersized meals. It’s a lot more than most people can eat in one sitting, so the concept of a doggie bag was introduced where people can take leftovers home with them. Due to those large plate sizes and meals, US Citizens take home plenty of their food, which back in the 1940s when it started and there was a food shortage, it made sense.

Then it went through a time, according to smithsonianmag.com that it was looked down upon to ask for a doggie bag due to etiquette. In other countries when eating out, generally the plate size is a normal portion that people can eat in one sitting.

9 Throwing Peanuts Scraps On The Floor

This one just baffles everyone, even the locals, but it is a common tradition when eating peanuts to just throw the shells on the floor. Littering is generally not accepted anywhere, except when it comes to shells for nuts.

At baseball games, generally it’s sunflower seeds that people spit out, and at some theme restaurant, it’s perfectly fine to do so.

It’s just something that people do and some restaurants embrace it, even if they have to clean it up at the end of the night. And for baseball, well, sunflower seeds is just part of the game.

8 Tipping A Waiter

In European countries, tipping generally isn’t a practice that is done, but in the United States, it's pretty accustomed for anyone eating out at a restaurant, or getting some services. When you consider the wage of some waiters if just $4 an hour, getting tips is very meaningful to their nightly wage, as most can’t live off that low minimum wage.

Other countries just simply pay their staff more, but in the United States, it’s expected to tip at least 15 percent for good service and up to 20 percent for amazing service. According to the Atlantic, tipping accounts for over $11 billion in unreported income, so it means a lot of money.

7 Cheering For Cheerleaders

Look on the sidelines of any major sport in the United States and you’ll see cheerleaders. It’s one of the staples of sports in the United States and comes with a classic look. Cheerleading has become big competition as well, turning into part dance, part gymnastics, so it’s not all ‘Go Team Go!’.

Not many other countries embrace cheerleading like the US does, and they aren’t found on the sidelines of soccer games in Europe or rugby matches. They are especially popular at the college level and in professional football.

6 Have A High Number Of Coffee Shops

Coffee is pretty universal around the world, but in the United States, coffee shops are one of the most popular stores to see. According to finedininglovers.com, Seattle alone has 15 coffee shops for every 100,00 people in their city.

There are approximately 21,400 coffee shops in the United States, which is enough for one for every 14,000 people.

That’s a super-high number which is hard to understand why. What makes coffee so special that it needs that many shops? It has plenty of people wondering, especially Europeans who drink coffee in a more social setting, as opposed to grab and run.