A new study released by the National Intelligence Council claims that the United States–currently the world's #1 economic superpower–will fall to second place sometime before 2030, and that China will take the top spot.
National Intelligence Council? More like National Dumb-igence Council. China may have a growing middle class, but the United States has plenty of reasons why it will always be #1, in everything.
Here are 11 of them:
America is the land of plenty… of toppings. Burger? You get toppings with that. Waffle? You get toppings with that. Fro-yo? You get mad toppings with that. We even put toppings on our Constitution (amendments).
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10. Chuck Grassley's Twitter
I was doing morning run at farm. Deer killed by car in ditch. He was dead. I didn't have to"assume" anything about his condition
— ChuckGrassley (@ChuckGrassley) December 1, 2012
Look at this m-fer soar.
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8. The Corn Palace
You remember the Corn Palace.
More than a blanket. More than a sweater. Possibly the key to world peace. It's hard to be militant in a Snuggie.
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5. Drive-through alcohol
You want to drink. You also want to drive. The greatest nation on earth has you covered.
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4. Most people have rights, most of the time
Good job, us!
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3. Honey Boo Boo
A plucky little girl from a poor rural town becomes a television superstar, and now has a shot at growing up to be a real housewife. Only in America.
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Pretty sure we invented this. We seem to be the only ones waging war for it, year in and year out.
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1. The world's largest ball of twine
If this isn't the definition of ingenuity, we don't know what is.
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