10 Things USA(America) Is Behind Than UK(England)

It's impossible to say which country is the best in the world.
10 Things USA(America) Is Behind Than UK(England)
10 Things USA(America) Is Behind Than UK(England)

However, a case can be made for some countries just being better than others, at least in specific fields.

These are 10 things the United Kingdom just does better than the United States.

Many Americans often mock British people for still having a queen.

We often say, get with the times. You're not free if you have a monarch.

Your tax money is just being wasted. Well, the truth is that US taxpayers have to pay more for their leaders.

In 2014, the British royal family cost UK taxpayers just 35.7 million pounds while President Obama and his family cost US taxpayers 1.4 billion dollars in expenses that same year. 

So when it comes to cost effective leadership, the queen of England ironically is less expensive than the president of the United States.

The studies are in and the verdict is clear.

Roundabouts are not only more efficient than US style traffic intersections, they're also safer.

Mythbusters even tested this theory and they clearly demonstrated that roundabouts allow for 20% more cars to pass through in any period of time than what is possible in an intersection.

Another advantage is that in a roundabout, drivers don't have to bring their vehicles to a complete stop.

This has been shown to be safer for both drivers and pedestrians.

So all in all, in this area, the UK has the US beat when it comes to traffic control.

The average intelligence of each country in the world is something that has been rigorously studied over the past few decades.

Well, the results are in and quite embarrassingly, people in the UK are smarter than people in the United States.

The average IQ of the United Kingdom stands at 100 while the United States falls short with an average IQ score of 98. 

This may not seem like a lot but those two crucial points are enough to make the United States fall below the mean European IQ which is 100.

Many people argue about the cause of this whether it be better schooling or higher standards of living but the facts don't lie.

When it comes to IQ, the UK is superior to the US. Now that you know the differences in average IQ between the US and the United Kingdom, it probably doesn't come as a surprise when you learn the UK actually contributes more to science than the United States, at least on a per capita basis which is the metric that divides the number of scientific papers published by a country's scientist and divides that number by the country's population.

This results in a number that gives you a good idea of how scientifically productive a country is on average.

Well, in this category, the United Kingdom has the United States outclassed.

The UK publishes 1.424 scientific papers for every one thousand citizens while the United States only produces 0.988 scientific papers per every one thousand citizens. 

This gap in contributions in the world scientific community is a point of pride for people living in the United Kingdom and this is certainly an area where the United States should try to catch up.

The United Kingdom possesses the most productive offshore wind farm in the entire world.

This world class installation is the Greater Gabbard Wind Farm which produces over 1.75 terrawatt hours of clean and renewable energy every year. 

The United States and indeed the rest of the world has nothing that can compete with this installation.

In fact, the United States doesn't even have a position in the top 25 most productive offshore wind farms while the United Kingdom holds the top first, second and third spots with Denmark being its closest competitor.

The UK superiority doesn't just end there however. The United Kingdom is the largest exporter of offshore generated wind power which means that not only is the UK producing the most offshore wind energy, it's also creating enough to supply other countries.

Just as with wind power and scientific papers, the United Kingdom is better when it comes to producing authors and great works of literature.

The UK tops the charts of publications per capita with only China and the United States beating out the country in absolute terms despite the UK's much smaller populations.

Overall, the UK produces 2875 titles each year for every one million inhabitants of the country while the United States only produces 956 titles for every one million inhabitants. 

This is an even more impressive feat when you learn that the UK has only 1/5 the population of the United States.

So when it comes to books, the US is still quite a few chapters behind the UK.

While it is true that Hollywood is the film capital of the world and as a result produces more films per year, this doesn't compare to one of the UK's greatest film achievements.

The most successful film franchise of all time is a British film franchise, the James Bond series.

The James Bond series was the first to gross over one billion dollars in sales and is still the highest grossing film franchise. 

It seems that people still prefer the cool suave charisma of Agent 007 to the loud action and violence of most American films.

If you're a fan of watching YouTube videos, this is probably the most important category where the UK is better than the US.

Despite having invented the internet, the UK has the US outclassed when it comes to average internet speeds. As of 2015, the average connection speed in the UK was 13 megabits per second while the US only had an average of 12.6 megabits per second.

So the next time you're in an argument with a British person on the internet, remember that they probably have you outclassed in internet connection speed.

Of the 118 known elements on the periodic table, 24 were discovered by British scientists.

This is more than any other country and further reinforces the case of British superiority in the sciences over the United States.

This number includes crucial elements such as hydrogen, sodium, xenon and platinum. The US however wasn't totally outclassed by the UK as the country did discover 21 elements on the periodic table and as a result earns a very respectable second place. 

This is probably the greatest sign of the UK's importance and massive impact on the shape and history of the globe.

As a legacy of the once great British Empire, countless flags around the globe still bear the Union Jack.

From Australia to New Zealand and even Fiji, over 20 major flags around the world contain the Union Jack in one form or another. 

Perhaps the most interesting and most humorous is that the number includes the US state of Hawaii which prominently and proudly displays the Union Jack.

The very first flag of the young United States, the Grand Union Flag even contained the Union Jack as well.

While countries such as Liberia and Malaysia have similar flags to the US flag, these are poor facsimiles at best and are vastly outnumbered by countries, states and territories that still fly the Union Jack with pride.

These are 10 things the United Kingdom just does better than the United States.