Coloradans are some of the smartest and most innovative people on earth! From inventing and popularizing fast casual food (a la Chipotle, Q’doba, and Noodles & Co.) to the dreaded wheel clamp, to tampons and juvenile detention centers, Coloradans have thought of it all! If there is one Colorado invention, however, that stands out as the most important and iconic, it would have to be this snuggly childhood staple that not many people realize was invented here:

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For even more of the best inventions to come from the Centennial State, click on 12 Surprising Things You Didn’t Know Came From Colorado.

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