• 11 Reasons Why America Will Never Be #2

    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:

    11. Toppings

    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

    9. Eagles

    Look at this m-fer soar.

    Eagle USA USA
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    8. The Corn Palace

    You remember the Corn Palace.

    Corn Palace

    7. Snuggies

    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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    6. Beyonce


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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.

    Drinking in car
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    4. Most people have rights, most of the time

    Good job, us!

    Voters voting
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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.

    Honey Boo Boo
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    2. Christmas

    Pretty sure we invented this. We seem to be the only ones waging war for it, year in and year out.

    Christmas tree
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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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