Brazil: Almost as cool as the U.S.


Pop star Lady Gaga, shown here dressed as a man, is one reason America is the coolest. Pop star Britney Spears, left, is not.


Kevin Winter

You're nearly there, Brazilians! 

According to a random social-networking site that is not as cool as Facebook, Badoo.com, the United States is the coolest country in the world

Brazil comes in second.

Really, though, it was fixed from the beginning.

According to Reuters, which conducted a serious analysis of the non-scientific poll of 30,000 people, Americans invented cool, and therefore nobody else can ever be as cool as we are. 

Reuters conceded that while "not all Americans are cool far from it," there are some Americans who are "way cooler" than others. These Americans, according to Reuters, are: Snoop Dogg, Lady Gaga, Samuel L. Jackson, Johnny Depp and Quentin Tarantino.   

Also, America's president is clearly the coolest president in the world.

At least Latin Americans can take some comfort in knowing that their region was well-represented, holding down 8th place — let's hear it for Mexico — and 9th —nice job, Argentina.

And everyone's cooler than the Russians. 

Check out the full list below.

1. United States

2. Brazil

3. Spanish  

4. Italians  

5. French  

6. British

7. Dutch

8. Mexicans

9. Argentinians

10. Russians