To honor the Fourth of July, here's a list of some impressively American things to inspire patriotism.
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1. This headline
This is pretty much the most patriotic story ever written pic.twitter.com/ECLhDnzo31— Michael C Moynihan (@mcmoynihan) July 3, 2016
Most of the world uses celsius to tell temperature. But that's okay, most countries haven't been on the moon.
3. Sam Eagle
4. This house
And the impressive story behind it
5. Hating soccer
WE DID IT. WE LOST THE GAME. pic.twitter.com/Yed9kL42ud— Bill Hanstock (@sundownmotel) June 26, 2014
Don't get me wrong, I love soccer. But it's distinctly American to mock soccer--especially because it's a sport where a team can lose and still advance in the World Cup. ¯\_(?)_/¯
6. This sandwich
Donuts and bacon?
7. This truck
Only a true patriot could drive a truck that nice.
8. Simone Biles' medal haul
There are few things more American than winning. The best gymnast in the world, and possibly of all time, is 19-year-old Simone Biles of Houston. She's won 10 world championship gold medals, more than any female gymnast ever. (Keep an eye on her as Rio approaches.) And check out her floor routine:
9. This tank top
10. John Cena
WWE wrestler John Cena is a passionate supporter of the U.S. military, and also holds the record for most wishes granted by an individual with the Make A Wish Foundation.
11. These candles
12. The Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest
Joey Chestnut eats record 70 hot dogs in 10 minutes at Nathan's Famous contest. https://t.co/LgtwAA8pMs— NBC Los Angeles (@NBCLA) July 4, 2016
The contest celebrates its centennial this year. In 1916, it was suggested that whoever ate the most hotdogs was the most American person. This year's winner was Joey Chestnut, whop put down 70 hotdogs in 10 minutes.
13. This kid's smooth recovery
Just stand and salute, nobody will notice.
Happy 240th birthday, America.