01 Greggs = bigger than McDonald’s

Fact: Gregg joints outnumber McDonald's in the UK by 200, with 1,500 outlets, selling a staggering 2.5million sausage rolls a week. Take that you freaky, burger-munching clown.

02 We invented the Internet

And thus we were also the purveyors of procrastination, cat memes, Nicholas Cage’s face on things, Facebook and Twitter. Not to mention Instagram and these girls.

03 We have Lacey Banghard.

04 We can, and do, make millions from our Mum’s basement.

See Mashable, started by a 13-year-old in 1999, it’s now worth upwards of $200million. Ok, we accept that they're actually Scottish but... fair play.

05 We can spell COLOUR properly

06 The world laughs at us


07 Prince Harry is royalty and a complete dude.

08 We’re the best at wankers

09 We won two very important wars

10 Darth Vader was a lanky bloke from Bristol

11 British politics is corruption-free. Sort of. It’s not as bad as Italian politics anyway.

12 We invented downhill skiing and we don’t even have many mountains or snow

13 Our food is finger-lickin’ good

14 The premier league is the most watched football league on the planet

15 You’re never more than 500 metres away from a corner shop

16 Shakespeare is ours

17 Clarks shoes are still going strong after 187 years when they were invented in Somerset.

18 Lara Croft

19 Our actors are better at American accents than Americans

20 We invented lasagna a few hundred years before the Italians

21 We invented tuning forks e.g. Music that's in tune...

22 We’re optimistic.