Thursday, April 20, 2006

Do You LIke Mayonaise?

Most people don't know that back in 1912, Hellmann's mayonnaise was manufactured in <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />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.



WHAT!!!!   You expected something educational from me!
 
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10 comments:

jckfrstross said...

boo hiss LOL

Deb

fasttrack58 said...

Yes I was...
That's a good one!
Linda :)

rayne1123 said...

funny...lol

am4039 said...

you are so funny, you  had me in stitches, thanks for the big laugh at the end of a long day.
http://journals.aol.com/am4039/life/

mtrib2 said...

I get code written after "was manufactured in".   I have seen that in other journals so it must be because I am on dial up.    Hmmm, something makes me think something is fishy with this story.   mark

mindercella33 said...

Good one, lol . Someone sent this one to me last year. Still cracks me up.
               Cyndy, Mendota, IL.

stansgirl2004 said...

HAHAHA
Hugs, Marina

aljes12 said...

That's SO funny, You had me at first, Lol!

- Jessica

randlprysock said...

Oh man, I was really believing all this until I read the last line.  LOL.  Good one Barbara!  I so enjoyed all of our emailing today.  Okay off to make beaded jewelry with the kids.  Yay it's FRIDAY it's FRIDAY it's FRIDAY!
Hugs,
Lisa  : )

queenb8261 said...

LOL I'd heard this one before but I love it.  
Barb