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Offline 1reb

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Cinco de Mayo
« on: May 05, 2009, 09:12:24 AM »
Have a happy Cinco de Mayo day

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Re: Cinco de Mayo
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2009, 02:54:06 PM »
Received this in an email:

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 of mayonnaise ever 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.

Happy Cinco De Mayo


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Re: Cinco de Mayo
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2009, 03:01:10 PM »
that is bad!!!!!   :evil:
One could not learn history from architecture any more than one could learn it from books. Statues, inscriptions, memorial stones, the names of streets ? anything that might throw light upon the past had been systematically altered. (1.8.85)

George Orwell  "1984"