Mexico and Mayonnaise

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Hellmann's Mayonnaise - Most people don't know that back in 1912, Hellmann's mayonnaise was manufactured in England. In fact, the Titanic was carrying 12,000 jars of the condiment scheduled for delivery in Vera Cruz, Mexico, which was to be the next port of call for the great ship after its stop in New York. This would have been the largest single shipment delivered to Mexico. But as we know, the great ship did not make it to New York. The ship hit an iceberg and sank, and the cargo was forever lost. The people of Mexico, who were crazy about mayonnaise, and were eagerly awaiting its delivery, were disconsolate at the loss. Their anguish was so great, that they declared a National Day of Mourning, which they still observe to this day. The National Day of Mourning occurs each year on May 5th and is known, of course, as "Sinko de Mayo"
 
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Since Cinco de Mayo celebrates the defeat of the French Army in Mexico, the real question is why would anyone want to continue to remind the world that -- although the Mexicans won -- the fact the French got into power in the first place is an embarrassment outweighing the pride of victory.
 
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Originally posted by Stuart Hughes: [LOL!] [Cheers!] Lyle, that's so bad it's worthy of the old Rocky & Bullwinkle cartoons- sounds just like the ending to a "Mr. Peabody" episode! [Patriot]
Yes, I can hear Mr. Peabody's drawn out Sinko-de-Mayo right now, cut to closing theme song...
 
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