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Friday, May 4, 2012

Because this Saturday is the 5th of May I think it is appropriate to clear this up.

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.”~

4 comments:

  1. I... I... I... am completely speechless

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    1. Awww, some humour knows no borders I guess.

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  2. Yep, bumped inta Ole Joe at a mini mart the other day trying to tell it to the owners in Pakistani and thought I'd pass it along. The English version makes more sense.

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Please keep it black or white. I am color blind so if you wish that I hear what you are typing, keep it simple and clear. I see a way too much gray already.

But funny, witty, wry or good natured fun is always welcome.