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    Filipinos Didn't Invent These 15 Things, But We Sure As Hell Made Them Better

    We may fuck up a lot of things, but we do good shit too.

    1. Spaghetti

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    Where it originated: Italy

    How Filipinos made it better: By putting cut up hotdogs and sugar to make it sweet.

    2. Jeepney

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    Where it originated: Introduced by Americans during World War II in the Philippines

    How Filipinos made it better: By turning the surplus of jeeps from the World War into an economical public utility vehicle everyone can use up to this day.

    3. Beer

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    Where it originated: Ancient Iraq and ancient Egypt

    How Filipinos made it better: By making their own blend of good tasting beer that's known world wide as one of the best.

    4. Omelet

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    Where it originated: France

    How Filipinos made it better: By adding ground meat and spices into it which makes it more hearty and tasty.

    5. Spring rolls

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    Where it originated: China

    How Filipinos made it better: By putting distinct herbs and spices, deep frying them, dipping them into a sweet and sour sauce, and serving it at every birthday party.

    6. Sausages

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    Where it originated: Greece

    How Filipinos made it better: Many provinces in the Philippines has their own version of sausage and each one has a distinct, delicious, sweet and savory taste.

    7. Adobo

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    Where it originated: Spain

    How Filipinos made it better: The Spanish has their way to preserve meat by marinating it in a mixture of soy sauce, garlic, and salt, but the Filipinos did it better by making the marinate into a stew and adding vinegar into it.

    8. Tocino

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    Where it originated: Spain

    How Filipinos made it better: Tocino is bacon in Spanish but Filipinos decided to be extra and made their own version by marinating pork belly into soy sauce, pineapple juice, sugar, and salt.

    9. Flan

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    Where it originated: Ancient Rome

    How Filipinos made it better: Flan was originally made savory but the Philippines was one of the many countries that makes it into a dessert using eggs, condensed milk, and caramelized sugar.

    10. Vinegar

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    Where it originated: Egypt

    How Filipinos made it better: By soaking in a plethora of spices like onions, chilis, garlic, and black pepper to give it that distinct spiced vinegar taste.

    11. Ketchup

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    Where it originated: China

    How Filipinos made it better: By using banana instead of tomato as the main ingredient, making it slightly sweeter than the usual.

    12. Bread

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    Where it originated: Ancient Egypt

    How Filipinos made it better: By opting for the simplest ingredients—flour, egg, yeast, sugar, and salt. Dip it into a hot cup of coffee and you're good to go.

    13. Christmas

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    Where it originated: Bethlehem??

    How Filipinos made it better: By starting the celebrations three months early!!!

    14. Ice cream

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    Where it originated: Ancient Greece

    How Filipinos made it better: By using carabao's instead of cow's milk and local produce like purple yam, strawberries, and mangoes as flavoring.

    15. And finally, fried chicken.

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    Where it originated: Rome

    How Filipinos made it better: By building an entire empire of best tasting, crispy-on-the-outside-juicy-on-the-inside fast food fried chicken called Chicken Joy.