When people mention Mexico we immediately have images of laid-back living, beautiful beaches and the historic Mayan culture. But here are a few things you might not know about Mexico.
The history of chocolate goes back all the way to the Mokaya and other pre-Olmec people, the first major civilizations in Mexico. Chocolate played an important role in both Mayan and Aztec religious events as well, thanks to the mythology surrounding this delicious drink. According to legend, the god Quetzalcoati, god of cacao, brought a cacao tree to earth and taught the people to make a paste out of it that could be dissolved in water. It was believed it would bring universal wisdom and knowledge to those who consumed it. This drink was the early precursor of hot chocolate, a beverage we still know and love.
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Well, Mexico City is at least! Every year the city drops between 0.2 and 1.3 feet because of high demand for water. Seventy percent of the cities' water comes from groundwater beneath the city and can't be replaced fast enough by nature. You can see the effects everywhere in the city, like at the Angel of Independence statue. Originally this monument was nine steps to the base, but today thanks to the sinking four more steps have actually been added. Don’t worry though; you can still visit without fear of falling into the earth.
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