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originally posted by: Thecakeisalie
a reply to: makemap
It's an unknown fact that the US invented fire, consciousness, and the inanimate carbon rod.
People always like to claim fame for things that they didn't create. Take the Hamburger, it was invented in America but not by Americans-they were invented by german immigrants from-surprise surprise-Hamburg. Spagetti and meatballs? invented in America but not by Americans-thank the Italian immigrants. In Italy the rich got the meatballs, the poor got spaghetti but when the immigrants could afford both a legend was born. And don't get me started on operation paperclip.
But America does get credit for bottled dog water-I kid you not. Capitalism and stupidity go hand in hand.