5. And we can queue with the best of them.
6. But there’s more! For instance, the UK is the world’s largest offshore wind producer.
7. And we have the safest roads in all of Europe.
There are just 5.9 deaths per 100,000 people each year.
8. Plus we’ve invented some of the biggest sports on the planet, including baseball.
Other sports invented by Brits include football, tennis, rugby, cricket, table tennis, golf, ice hockey, boxing and bungee jumping.
10. We make very fast cars.
Eight of the 11 Formula One constructors taking part in the 2013 season have their bases in the UK.
11. And we can also make very, very fast cars.
ThrustSSC is a British jet-propelled car that in 1997 broke the World Land Speed Record. In doing so it also became the first car to break the sound barrier, achieving a speed of 763mph. The record stands to this day.
13. We throw the best music festivals.
If you haven’t been to Glastonbury, you just don’t know.
14. We’re so good at hosting the Olympics…
17. We’re almost too good at cycling.
Cav and Wiggo aside, Chris Froome looks set to become just the second Brit to win the Tour de France at the end of the month. The first being Sir Bradley, of course.
19. And rule at football… sort of.
OK, so our national sides haven’t done much for the last 47 years, but the Premier League is the most watched league in the world. It currently reaches 4.7 billion people annually.
24. And we ensure as many people have free healthcare as possible.
We bloody love the NHS, as Danny Boyle’s Olympic opening ceremony (above) showed perfectly.
25. We splash the cash online more than you do.
The percentage of the population who choose to do their shopping online is higher in the UK than anywhere else.
27. Our capital beats your capital.
The Lonely Planet recently named London the best city in the world! Its history and multiculturalism were cited as two of the major reasons behind the award.
29. For us, it’s all about living for the moment.
It turns out that the Brits are the least likely people in the world to save for the long-term as they rely on the state to take care of them in later life. Not something to be proud of, perhaps, but when you’re top of a league table you’ve got to celebrate!
32. We have the strongest sense of fair play.
A scientific study showed that we Brits have the strongest sense of fair play and honesty. The Russians and Greeks were at the bottom of the table - and if the findings were accurate, they’re probably not going to be too happy about it…