In case you didn’t know, it’s cold outside … really cold. So cold in fact that according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 88.4% of the Great Lakes’ total surface area was covered with ice as of Thursday. According to USA Today, that’s approaching the all-time high of 95% ice coverage set in February 1979.
Of course, that 88.4% is for all five lakes, but they each have their own numbers:
Advice the Japanese give their own countrymen on how to handle the peculiarities of American culture.
Gosh, it’s always so discomfiting to see ourselves as others see us.
How is this discomforting? Most of these are just pointing out cultural differences and are actually saying POSITIVE things about American culture.
I like what a lot of it said. It’s nice to hear something about Americans that doesn’t make us all sound purely fat and lazy. I would also like to point out that they make a point about the vending machines. We need cooler vending machines…