As it turns out, strict gun laws and dangerous wildlife aren’t the only things that make Australia culturally different from America.
Aussie comedian Lucy Valentine recently made a shocking discovery about Americans: they don’t use electric kettles. While using the device in heating water is commonplace in Australia, it apparently isn’t in the USA.
nothin fucked me up as much as learning Americans don't own kettles. no wonder trump won
— Lucy Valentine (@LucyXIV) March 8, 2017
I guess you could say this bit of news got everyone boiling over on Twitter.
america: our president will kill everyone
me: no surprises
america: we boil water in the microwave
me: fuck me rigid with the kings corpse
— thomas violence (@thomas_violence) March 8, 2017
American tweetlings, how do you survive without electric kettles? Why aren't they a thing there? How do you make tea? I cant comprehend this
— Nathan Adams (@Dinnerbone) January 5, 2015
I just heard americans microwave water. If you're american you legally have to disclose every weird fucken thing you do to me, right now,
— erstwhile pooper (@lonelydandruff) March 8, 2017
— Jo (@eskimojo) March 8, 2017
Some couldn’t believe the savagery that is heating water using a microwave. Others thought Americans got the water boiling by doing what they do best.
Mostly they use the microwave
— Tiger the Werewolf (@HyperTigerXT) March 8, 2017
— so-called bog dad (@AynRandy) March 8, 2017
The explanation for this phenomenon lies in the difference in voltage between households. While Australia and the UK use 240-volts of power, the US uses 120-volts, making it longer for Americans to boil their water.
Plus, they generally prefer coffee over tea, so most households have a standalone coffee machine rather than a standalone electric kettle.
Still no explanation, though, on why they have Donald Trump as their president.