Mexico has created so much we love! Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF thinkstock The FOOD, the drinks, the music, the culture... But did you know about these OTHER great things to come out of Mexico? 1. Caesar Salad Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF youtube.com / Via eddiesick.jaidefinichon.com The iconic salad was invented in 1924 when Caesar Cardini, a restaurant owner in Tijuana, ran low on food to feed his hungry patrons. He tossed together the only ingredients he had left, and the Caesar salad was born. 2. The number 0. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF BuzzFeed If Mayans hadn't invented the zero, from what is Drake going to go to 100 real quick? 3. Soccer / Fútbol Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF youtube.com / Via afootballreport.com The Aztec Empire played a game resembling modern soccer as early as 3000 B.C. on the land that is now Mexico. Aztecs considered their game — called Tlachtli — sacred. Mexico's passion for the sport dates back thousands of years! 4. Universal Education Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF ABC / Via 90scartoons.tumblr.com Universal education is another contribution from Aztec culture now absorbed into modern Mexico. While education was reserved for the wealthy and noble in other cultures, the Aztec formally educated everyone, regardless of gender, class, or status. 5. Your favorite fresh fruits... Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Martin Poole / Getty Images 37% of the fresh fruit imported to the United States comes from Mexico. Our smoothies salute you! Next time, drink the Mexican version; try an agua fresca. 6. ...and the majority of your fresh veggies. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Via trendhure.com 66% of the fresh vegetables imported to the United States come from Mexico. Everybody get loud for leafy greens! 7. Louis C.K. Snap Stills / REX USA The comedian was born in Mexico and emigrated to the United States as a child. He still retains Mexican citizenship and has family in Mexico. 8. Color TV Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Thinkstock A Mexican electrical engineer named Guillermo González Camarena received the first U.S. patent for a color television adapter — at the age of 23! His method was later adopted by the U.S. as the standard transmission system. 9. Floral Embroidery penelope waits / CC BY http://2.0 / Via Flickr: 64148767@N00 Do you own a blouse that looks like this? You can thank the indigenous tribes of Mexico for their lasting contributions to textile history. Classical Mexican patterns feature flora and fauna native to the region. 10. Lupita Nyong'o Erik Pendzich / REX USA Lupita Nyong'o was born in Mexico before moving abroad with her parents. She returned to Mexico as a teenager to perfect her Spanish — which she speaks fluently. 11. Chocolate Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Via imforeverjustyours.tumblr.com The world can thank indigenous tribes residing in what is now Southeast Mexico for cultivating cocoa, the world's most beloved substance. Mexicans have been enjoying chocolate longer than the rest of us, and alegrías de chocolate are just one of the delicious results. 12. And the avocado. Thinkstock The most ancient known avocado tree grew in the area that is now Puebla, Mexico roughly 10,000 years ago. Enjoy delicious Avocados From Mexico all year long.