HUFFINGTON POST
12/27/2013 11:09 am ET

13 Things You Thought Were American But Really Aren't

"Made in America." "Born in the USA." "Proud to be an American."

If there's one thing the United States has going for it, it's national pride. From American football, to Charlie Brown, to the Empire State Building, America has countless icons that invoke patriotism, especially for such a young country.

And of course, the U.S. has achieved many great feats. But not everything Americans associate with the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave happens to be American. Just like the melting pot that makes up the population, many of the ideas and inventions thought of as American come from outside U.S. borders. Here are just a few.

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