Colorado has contributed to the world a lot over the years. Go ahead and give it up for Colorado for giving the world these ten amazing things.

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    The Combination of Root Beer and Ice Cream

    Bless Colorado's heart for making the most delicious combination ever -- the root beer float.The inspiration came from the Rockies, because they look like ice cream on top of root beer.

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    The Cheeseburger

    I just indulged in one of these bad boys the other day. The cheesy meatiness of cheeseburgers are so good,  I think I might just eat another one right now.

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    No More Diapers

    In the 1920s, the first tampon design was created in Denver. Thanks to Colorado, women no longer have to wear diapers (aka pads.)

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    Most Comfortable/Ugly Shoes Ever

    Your feet can go ahead and thank Colorado for the ugliest/most comfortable shoes ever -- crocs. It comes as no surprise to me that these shoes were invented in Boulder.

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    Just Peachy

    Give it up for Colorado for making the most delicious peach you've ever put in your pie hole. Praise the peachy keenness of the Palisade Peach.

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    The World Did Not End

    Colorado was one of the first of two states to legalize recreational marijuana. Colorado showed everyone that the world did not end after legalization.

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    Protecting Your Phone

    This Colorado product has kept my phone safe from quite a few tumbles. It's the Otterbox phone case.

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    The Smallest Sharpest Object Ever

    The smallest and sharpest object is literally both, because it's a knife. The world's smallest knife came from the National Institute of Standards and Technology at the University of Colorado.

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    The Breakfast of Champions

    Fueling champions since the 1890s, it's some good ole shredded wheat cereal. Wheaties were invented right here in Colorado.

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    Fuzzy Wuzzy

    You know that little fuzzy thing you used to sleep with at night? You can thank Colorado for that. The first teddy bear was given to Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt.