Cinco de Mayo


Never trust anything you read...

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

For example, most people don't know that back in 1912, Hellman's mayonnaise was manufactured in England. Even fewer know that the Titanic was carrying 12,000 liter-size jars of that popular condiment.

Although the ship sank on April 14, the large mayonnaise shipment was scheduled for delivery on May 5 in Vera Cruz, Mexico, which was to be the next port of call for the great ship after she left New York City.

The Mexican people were eagerly awaiting delivery and were quite upset at the tragic loss. So much so, that they declared a national day of mourning
which they, along with many in the U.S., still observe today.

It is known, of course, as Sinko de Mayo.

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