People Are Pointing Out How Differently Americans And Europeans Understand Time And Space
There are many key differences between Europe and the USA, like the languages, culture, and units of measurement. And while most Europeans tend to get confused when faced with the rather complicated American system, Americans in Europe also get confused about quite a lot of things. In fact, Europeans and Americans understand time and space so differently, some Tumblr users even started listing all of them and the list quickly went viral.
If you ever thought converting miles to kilometers was difficult, try explaining to someone from Europe how the closest store is not that far away – only half an hour away – by car. Likewise, try explaining to an American that the meal he just ate wasn’t an entrée – it was the whole meal.
Looking at the map, you might think that the USA is bigger than the whole of Europe – but that’s not really the case. The United States take up 9,833,000 square kilometers while Europe takes up 10,180,000 square kilometers. This misconception might root from the way the countries are portrayed on the map.
Other people shared the differences they experienced themselves