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13 Of The Best Things To Come Out Of Mexico

So many wonderful things originated from Mexico. Let's give them the appreciation they deserve! And while you're reading, sit back with a refreshing Jarritos. A soda with a proud Mexican heritage.

1. Chocolate


Thank you for discovering cocoa beans ancient Mesoamericans. There would be no chocolate cake without you.

2. Day Of The Dead

David Sorich / Via Flickr: dsorich

Day of the Dead, or Día de los Muertos, is a national holiday celebrated in Mexico to celebrate the spirits of the deceased. There's lots of eating, partying, and sugar skulls! Who wouldn't want to join in?

3. Mariachi Bands


This dolphin loves the catchy music, and so should you. And c'mon! You gotta love their stylish uniforms.

4. Louis CK

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Yes, he was born in Mexico and has dual citizenship there too.

5. Tacos

David Roseborough / Via Flickr: d_space

Need I say more? They're great for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snack time!

6. Color TVs


Guillermo González Camarena was just 23 years old in 1940 when he submitted a patent for his color TV. Thank you for allowing us to watch reality shows in living color!

7. Mural Art

Franco Folini / Via Flickr: livenature

Diego Rivera was one of the leaders in the Mexican Mural Movement of the 1920s. This mural right here is a tribute to him, his wife Frida Kahlo, and other prominent people in Mexican history.

Mural Artist: Hector Hescarraman, 1995

8. The Dollar Sign Symbol ($)


Thank goodness, because we need more musician names like Ke$ha and A$AP Rocky.

9. Cinco de Mayo

Paul Stein / Via Flickr: kapkap

Everybody loves a good celebration, especially if it includes tacos!

10. Chihuahuas


These adorable little pups were favored by the Toltec civilization in Mexico. It's probably because they are excellent dancers.

11. Botas Picudas Mexicanas

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Otherwise known as Mexican Pointy Boots. Yes, these are all the rage in Mexico! The boots are closely associated to "tribal guarachero" music, and there are even dance troops that use the shoes in their uniform.

12. The Concept Of Zero


The concept of zero was most likely devised by the Olmec, the first major civilization in Mexico.

13. And of course, Jarritos soda!

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Not only does Jarritos comes in all the colors of the rainbow, it tastes great too. Sweet!