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In one of the more memorable scenes of Crocodile Dundee, Mick "Crocodile" Dundee is perplexed by the discovery of a bidet in his New York hotel bathroom.

Since the film's 1986 release, bidets have become less and less common in America.

But young Americans traveling through Europe will likely find bidets in most hotel bathrooms, and react with the same confusion as good old Dundee.

One could almost say that one of the best parts of traveling abroad or expatriating is making discoveries about items, traditions or foods which are common in some countries, but would seem more than a little bizarre back in the US.

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Foreigners Explain Which Popular Things In Their Country They Have Absolutely No Interest In
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There is little more fascinating than learning about popular customs and traditions in foreign countries.

This can include trademark foods and dishes, styles of clothing, as well as country specific holidays and traditions.

But as fascinating as these are to foreigners, locals are often less than impressed by their iconic homegrown brands and traditions.

In fact, the very mention of them might result in yawn or an eye-roll.

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People Break Down Which Modern Day Practices And Beliefs Will Be Considered Barbaric In The Future
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It's hard not to look back on history and be disgusted by a number of things which were at one point deemed acceptable, even not so long ago in the grand scheme of things.

The endless list includes segregation and women not having the right to vote.

We'd certainly like to think that we've come a long way.

But when we look back on how much we, as a culture, have evolved for the better, it also makes us stop and wonder what current customs or practices accepted in society today people twenty years from now will look back on in disgust.

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Roughly 80 million tourists visit the United States annually.

Not a surprise, considering all there is to see.

And, generally speaking, America is a safe and welcoming place to live, where tourists will hopefully be welcomed with open arms, be it in San Francisco or New York City.

But, as is the case with anywhere, there are a few things which visitors to the United States might want to avoid doing.

Be it for their own personal safety, or just so they don't stand out too much as a tourist.

Redditor, sarra-sagesse was curious to hear everyone's the tips and pointers on what to avoid while visiting the United States, leading them to ask:

"If visiting America what is something that person should NEVER do?"
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People Break Down The Strangest Thing About Europe That Europeans Don't Even Notice
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Different cultures are fascinating and add color to our world.

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