Non-Soccer Things That the USA Totally Pwns

We're much better at eating sugar than the rest of the world.

Happy 4th of July, everyone! Today, you've got a free pass to celebrate all things American, in the most garish way you can possibly imagine.

And while that no longer includes rooting for the U-S-of-A in the World Cup (sorry, Tim Howard), we can feel proud about the various other ways in which our nation dominates — like in daily sugar consumption!

The Wall Street Journal published a very handy way to kill time interactive graphic that presents "The World Cup of Everything Else." Here, the same 32 countries that competed in the World Cup duke it out for a variety of titles, like "cheapest gasoline prices" and "most unmarried women." (Spoilers: We didn't win either of those.)

We won't give too much away, since it's quite fun to compare the various categories on your own, but there's a curious paradox that seems especially egregious to us on today of all days: The USA is number one for McDonald's locations per capita, and yet Belgium (our World Cup nemesis!) is ruling in terms of animal fat consumption.

We certainly hope you're all preparing to toss some extra hot dogs onto the grill during your July 4th cookout to remedy this discrepancy. It's the American way.

Check out WSJ's graphic here, and enjoy the holiday, dear DealNews readers!

Lindsay Sakraida
DealNews Contributing Writer

Lindsay Sakraida specializes in writing about retail trends and lifestyle subjects. She's also obsessed with music, movies, and tennis. Follow her on Twitter at @LinSakraida.
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