These are the 13 most unexpected things about Britain

...according to those who don't live here

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Non-Brits who have visited the UK and been surprised by what they've found have been sharing their experiences on an entertaining, surprising - and sometimes even shocking - Reddit thread. 

Started by user 'Tony _Danger', who asked: "Non Brits that visited the UK, what was the most unexpected thing you saw when here?", the post has received more than 13,500 comments. 

We've read some of the best - and can reveal the 13 most bizarre things visitors have discovered about the UK...that those who live there may not ever have noticed. 

1. Went during summer, and everyone stood on the streets with their alcohol, no one is actually in the bar. santela

2. How in the early hours of the morning, there was trash everywhere from everyone going out to the pubs. But by 9am, everything was spotless again and beautiful. kittensandcardigans

3. I visited London in 2013, and I was surprised by all the places that had Free Wi-Fi. As long as you had an account for the Cloud, you could get Wi-Fi almost anywhere. Even the London Eye had it! Oh, and the Tube. Contrary to the hell that you always rant about my tube experience was quite pleasant. The trains ran intricately and smoothly. elyisgreat

4. Everyone is terrified of wasps and will run around flailing their hands wildly screaming in an attempt to anger the wasp. Nicolethebear

5. it took me a while getting used to being asked "you alright?" awarewolves

6. It was more what I didn't see. I had just arrived from Australia in January. It was 8am on the train and it was pitch black. Sun not up. That was just insane to me. Lozzif

7. There was so much curry! DaddyLongLegs45

8. My friend told me about his first day in England, where he saw a building on fire. He also saw two British people who were in a building nearby as they didn't call the fire station and rather walked away while exchanging witty comments about the burning building. That was his first impression. Xenophon_

9. Tesco's £3 meal deal kept me alive for the month I spent traveling the UK. frostynips

10. I'm a student studying in UK for a year. When it rains, nobody actually gave a f**k about carrying an umbrella and they just continue to walk as if nothing happens. People actually go bonkers about sun coming out. In my own country, people who go on walks at 3 in the afternoon are either construction worker or wanting to be burned to death. kazuka

11. The Ciders. Holy Cow. There are like 3-5 cider taps in every pub and theyre all different from pub to pub. Old Rosie is like the nectar of the Gods. That and the real ales. Oh good lord I miss the real ales. CardboardHeatshield

12. Foxes! What the heck. I'm from Australia and it was still weird to see animals prowling around your garbage. immostlikelyatwork

13. Beggars being so polite...Beggar: "Sorry to bother you sir, do you happen to have a spare 20p?" Me: "Sorry mate, I don't." Beggar: "Not to worry, thanks anyway and have a nice night."..... What the hell!! I was really taken back by this, now I always just feel guilt walking through the town. Synph

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