It’s no secret that the U.S. is one of the most influential countries in the world. From its immense political power to the amount of cultural exports it has managed to produce, it’s hard to find another country that hasn’t been touched by its impact in some way — especially if it’s English speaking.
Despite this massive influence, though, it’s hard to get a real idea of what America is really like just from the things that it’s best known for. For the millions of people out there whose main exposure to its culture is The Big Bang Theory and McDonald’s, it’s easy to have some misconceptions about what the place is really like.
Looking to set the record straight is a recent AskReddit thread, which requested that American citizens reveal «what the rest of the world is not ready to hear». The answers ranged widely, spitting facts about the economy and making revelations about the national temperament. While the U.S.A. may be one of the most common countries to fall foul of a stereotype, many Redditors did their best to add more information to the picture here.