The list of 'happiest' nations was released by the OECD or Organization for Economically Co-operative and Developed countries. And as expected, the report adds zero benefit to anyone's life besides extra toilet paper. Compiled with the strict criteria of economic strength, income levels, community health, safety and housing, 30 countries in the OECD were ranked among who had the happiest lifestyle. As sure as a shark attack in the great barrier reef, Australia took home the honors of being the 'happiest' nation in the world for the second year in a row. 

The OECD remarked on its website, “Australia performs exceptionally well in measures of wellbeing, as shown by the fact that it ranks among the top countries in a large number of topic in the Better Life Index.”

The site went on to state that over 73 percent of Australia’s 23 million people, aged 15 to 64, have a paid job, whilst the life expectancy is also a lot higher, at 82 years.

The report added, “Access to clean water is fundamental to human well-being and 91 percent of Australians say they are satisfied with water quality, higher than the OECD average of 84 percent.”

Australia’s happiness could be down to the fact that they only work 1,693 hours a year, which is about two weeks less than the OECD average of 1,776 hours. Americans work just over this amount at 1,787 hours a year, whilst Germans only manager a paltry, 1,413 hours a year.

Australians also like to splurge on food and booze, as 24.6 percent of its inhabitants are obese, which is higher than the OECD average of 17.8 percent. This is contrast to 85 percent of Australians who told the report that they were in “good health,” though.

The report added, “Obesity rates are high in Australia and they have been increasing faster than in most other OECD countries over the past 20 years.”

The U.S. made a grand appearance as the 3rd happiest nation in the world albeit watch any news cast and armageddon appears creeping on the horizon. 

Overall list: 

1. Australia

2. Norway

3. U.S.

4. Sweden

5. Denmark

6. Canada

7. Switzerland

8. Nederthland

9. New Zealand

10. Luxembourgh

11. Finland

12. United Kingdom