THINGS I (A BRIT) DON'T UNDERSTAND ABOUT THE U.S.

SO MANY QUESTIONS. I would love to see someone do this about the UK (American or not) so let me know if you've done any lists like this before πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§β€οΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ
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    Televangelism
    Do people watch this? Does it genuinely make a difference?
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    High school/college sports
    Is this as serious as Friday Night Lights suggests? Do that many people really watch it? Is it actually televised? (I can't remember anyone except for the PE teachers going to watch a rugby/ football match at my school)
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    The political system
    What do you do if you don't want to vote Republican or Democrat? Does this ever happen? Do independents ever have a reasonable chance?
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    The legal drinking age
    How come it's 21? Who thought this was a good idea? What do you do to get around it? Does everyone just use fake IDs?
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    Opposition to universal/free health care
    Is this wide spread opposition or just a Republican thing? What are the issues with Obamacare?
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    Pledging allegiance
    Does everyone do this at school? Is it a regular thing or a special occasion thing?
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    Passports
    Is the percentage of Americans with passports really that low? Do you need passports to travel around North America? Do you holiday in the U.S. or just not holiday at all?
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    Tea
    WHY DO SOME PEOPLE MAKE IT IN A MICROWAVE? This is genuinely upsetting for me