(July 25 2011) http://www.time.com/time/business/article/0,8599,1942935,00.html, Grannis, Kathy. "How the American Dream Works." "Over 106 Million Americans to Shop on Cyber Monday, According to Shop.org survey." National Retail Federation. THE DAILY MEAL ® IS A REGISTERED TRADEMARK OF TRIBUNE PUBLISHING. "A Billion People Can Be Wrong." This is a list of ten common yet peculiar traditions that you might encounter if you happen to be in Poland at the right time. Information about the device's operating system, Information about other identifiers assigned to the device, The IP address from which the device accesses a client's website or mobile application, Information about the user's activity on that device, including web pages and mobile apps visited or used, Information about the geographic location of the device when it accesses a website or mobile application. https://people.howstuffworks.com/.../10-strange-american-traditions.htm by Marie Telling April 2009. "Best Super Bowl Ads: A doggone tie for Ad Meter." (July 25 2011), Grannis, Kathy. The moment you sit down, you’re given a glass of ice water, you get unlimited refills on your coffee, soft drink, or tea, maybe you order some pumpkin pie, and when you finish your meal you tip your server and get a doggie bag full of leftovers to go. Some common practices in America are actually quite strange to people from other countries. Even though laughing loudly and grabbing coffee to-go are both part of most American's everyday lives, to others it's downright strange — and even … Snopes.com. Here are 18 bizarre things that have been banned ... check out the 50 dumbest laws in America. (July 25 2011) http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/magazine/7067804.stm, Crowder, Courtney. We also share information about your use of our site with our social media, advertising and analytics partners who may combine it with other information that you’ve provided to them or that they’ve collected from your use of their services. http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tradition, Travers, Karen. 1990. Nov. 23, 2010. If this bald eagle is pursuing the American Dream, we'd wager he's pretty close to reaching it. Petergreenburg.com. (July 25 2011) http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=rNAXt9jLXWwC&lpg=PA44&dq=guising%20SAMHAIN&pg=PA182#v=onepage&q=guising%20SAMHAIN&f=false, "Punkin Chunkin." Instead of using a traditional bowling ball and pins, a frozen turkey and half-full bottles of soda make up the equipment. The Lantern Festival is held on the 15th day of the first lunar month in China -- the last day of the Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations. "How the Casey Anthony Murder Case Became the Social-Media Trial of the Century." (July 25 2011) http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/obama-give-presidential-pardon-turkey-named-courage/story?id=9166752, "Twenty "Trials of the Century" of the 20th Century." June 16, 2001. (July 25 2011) https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/appendix/appendix-g.html, "What is a punkin chunkin?" (July 25 2011) http://www.snopes.com/holidays/thanksgiving/pardon.asp, Pratt Bannatyne, Leslie. Fat Thursday (Tłusty Czwartek) On the final Thursday before Lent each year, Polish people celebrate Tłusty Czwartek (Fat Thursday). America's obsession with drug commercials, American flags, and taking leftover food home after a restaurant meal are odd to people from overseas. Who needs weather satellites? Time. 25 American Traditions We Don't Know Are Weird, We may find these practices commonplace, but other countries think they’re totally bizarre, Thanksgiving Dinner for One in a Muffin Tin. But when you're surrounded by people who, for the most part, are into the same things as you, you probably don't feel all that different from your peers, so if you're living in the United States, you probably don't think American customs are unusual — if you even think about them at all. You consent to our cookies if you continue to use our website. (July 25 2011) https://science.howstuffworks.com/transport/engines-equipment/question502.htm, World Championship Punkin Chunkin Association. Here is a brief overview of American holidays, food, clothing and more. BBC. For instance, the restaurant experience in our country is highly unique.