the more you know or what 5 de Mayo is really all about.

another oldie.  from the comments on last year's post.

There are many stories related to the sinking of the Titanic.
Some have just come to light due to the success of the movie.

For example, most people don't know that back in 1912, Hellman's mayonnaise was

manufactured in England. 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 New York City.

The Mexican people were eagerly awaiting delivery and were disconsolate at the loss. So much so that they declared a national day of mourning which they still observe today. It is known, of course, as Sinko de Mayo

…the more you know…

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