The Maya have been growing maize, or corn, for about 4,000 years, and without their continuous growing (and worship) of it, corn would be less popular and existent today.
Chocolate was considered valuable to the Maya, whose nobility would drink it. Today, chocolate is a popular dessert item. Modern chocolate making is also very similar to Mayan chocolate making.
The Maya used to play a complex, and occasionally fatal, ball game that restricted the use of hands and feet.
Today, various types of ball games are popular around the world.
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