Monday, May 05, 2008

Fact of the Day........

Back in 1912, Best Foods mayonnaise was manufactured in England. In fact, the Titanic was carrying 12,000 jars of it 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 Mexico. It sank after smashing into an iceberg.

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 as "Sinko De Mayo".

Thanks to Lorie for this one!

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4 Comments:

At Monday, May 05, 2008 1:16:00 PM, Blogger kbarrett said...

Fail.

 
At Tuesday, May 06, 2008 8:31:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

GROAN !!!!!

Merle

 
At Tuesday, May 06, 2008 9:08:00 AM, OpenID curtislowe said...

OMG you had me right up til the last sentence. Wait. That makes me stupid doesn't it?

 
At Wednesday, May 07, 2008 8:37:00 PM, Blogger Chris Byrne said...

Bring out the Hellmans, and bring out the best.

 

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