Who says the world doesn't see the United States in a positive light?
In a recent international poll, America took the top spot for being the world's funniest nationality (i.e. the best at making others laugh).
Badoo.com, a social network and dating web site, asked 30,000 respondents from 15 countries across the globe to name the funniest and the least funniest nationality. Who came in second, you ask? The Spanish. In third? The Italians.
Now, you're probably wondering who took home the dishonor of being labeled the "least funny." We'll let Reuters tell you:
The voting for "least funny" nationality confirmed the view of American novelist Mark Twain that "a German joke is no laughing matter."
The Germans won comfortably, ahead of the Russians and Turks.
TIME's NewsFeed blog has more:
The British, who generally applaud themselves for their wit and sarcasm, did not fare well. They placed just seventh out of 15, behind the Brazilians, French and Mexicans. It is no consolation that they ranked fourth in the least funny category, just after the Turks.
"I'm afraid that we don't find some of the results very funny," said Badoo's Director of Marketing Lloyd Price, who is British.
Despite some ongoing claims that the U.S. is viewed overwhelmingly negatively among members of the international community, it's refreshing to see some positive "coverage," no? "Funniest" is a pretty nifty superlative, if you ask me.