21 Reasons To Be Thankful To The USA On Thanksgiving

America, you're aaaaaalright...

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In a year where they've taken a lot of flak from the rest of the world, it's easy to forget how much the good ol' U.S. of A have done for the world. 

As tomorrow is Thanksgiving across the pond, we thought we'd remind everyone just how much we owe to our American cousins. 

1. Fast Food

The burgers, the chips, the nuggets, the everything. 

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2. Comic Book Heroes

Freedom fighting and baddy bashing since the 1800s.

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3. Air Travel

Bless you, Wright Brothers.

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4. Chicken Wings

So gloriously messy.

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5. The Simpsons

The REAL first family.

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6. Country Music

A world without Dolly Parton or Garth Brooks? No, thanks. 

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7. Superbowl Sundays

A now annual excuse to take a cold February Monday off work. Not that we know anything about American Football.

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8. Beyonce

FIERCE.

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9. Saved By The Bell

90s mornings would never have been the same without the zany antics of Zack Morris and the gang. 

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10. Barack Obama 

We'll miss ya Bar :-( 

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11. Jeans

These bad boys will never not be in fashion.

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12. Massive Portions

And free refills on drinks... Mmmm.

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13. Cheerleading

Gooooooo..... sports team!

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14. Sliced Bread

The greatest thing since... well, non-sliced bread.

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15. Hollywood 

Could not narrow this one down of course but we all know the best films come from the States.

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16. New York

The views, the shops, the nightlife. NYC is the place to be. 

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17. Disney

From the early classics to the 3D Pixar flicks and the prettiest princesses to the catchiest musical numbers. We salute you, Walt. 

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18. Baywatch

Forever warping our perception of lifeguards.

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19. Hip Hop

Let's face it, we've all gone through the awkward 'I WILL be a successful rapper' phase.

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20. Professional Wrestling

Before the UFC, there were the primary school put downs inspired by our favourite WWF superstars. 'IF YA SMELLLLLL!!!'

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21. Kermit & Ms. Piggy 

Forget Posh & Becks or Wills & Kate, these two were the original love story.

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God bless you, America and Happy Thanksgiving. 

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Written By

James Fenton

Resident football writer, covering City, United and the rest of what the beautiful game brings to our city. I also moonlight in news, current affairs and emmm... burger reviews.

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