Taco Bell has failed twice to expand their operations to Mexico. In 1992, Mexican customers found their tacos too expensive, and in 2010 their expansion restaurant closed because customers were unfamiliar with the menu items. mashed.com/234254/why-tac…
That, in the American West of the 1800s, up to one in four Texan cowboys was African American. The number of Mexican cowboys was even greater. edition.cnn.com/2012/11/1…
In 1842, Santa Anna, a Mexican politician and general, staged a state funeral that included cannon salvos, poetry and lofty orations for his amputated leg. And in 1847, his prosthetic leg was captured as a battlefield trophy. britannica.com/biography/…
Today I learned about Adolfo Constanzo, a drug dealer/serial killer/"dark wizard." An ally of Mexican cartels, Constanzo used the organs of his victims as ingredients for his spells and rituals, eventually becoming the leader of his own gang/cult known as The Narcosatanists. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ado…
Today I learned about 'Mexican Schindler' Gilberto Bosques, a mexican diplomat, who saved around 40,000 Jews during Nazi presecution, gaving them visas as consul at France latimes.com/archives/la-x…
The Mexican Government Has Seized 599 aircraft β€” 586 planes and 13 helicopters β€” From The Sinaloa Cartel Between 2006 and 2015. That's More Planes Than Owned By Mexico's Largest Airline. vice.com/en_us/article/vv…
Today I learned of Juana InΓ©s, a 17th century mexican nun, a feminist poet and an autodidact in an age were women were not allowed to study. She learned to read and write Latin by the age of 3, could do accounts by 5, wrote her first poem at 8, and at 13 she was teaching greek and was writing poems in Nahuatl en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jua…
Today I learned of Marcario Garcia, a Mexican national in the US Army who received the Medal of Honor in World War II. A month later a restaurant owner in Texas denied him service, beat him with a bat, and eventually filed charges against Marcario. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
Nachos - heated tortilla chips covered with melted cheese, olives and other food items - are named after their Mexican inventor Ignacio "Nacho" Anaya. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nac…
Mexican singer Chalino Sanchez received a note saying if he played the show he'd be murdered. In the video you can see him reading the note following a flawless performance, he was killed exiting the show. youtu.be/I4CfwS0jQmA
Today I learned of Jovita IdΓ‘r, an early 20th century journalist and advocate of Mexican-American issues. Her editorials on the oppression of Mexicans in the US caused the Texas Rangers to physically destroy the presses and offices of her newspaper, El Progreso en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jov…
Two 25m, 15,000 year old Mexican mammoth traps contained the bones of at least 14 mammoths, each of which had their left shoulder removed. We don’t know why. theguardian.com/world/201…
There is a French spin to the tacos so popular that the original tacos is called the 'Mexican Tacos' en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fre…
Today I learned of John L. Burns, a veteran of the War of 1812, The Mexican-American War, and the American Civil War. He fought in the Battle of Gettysburg at the age of 69 and was a skilled marksman, even shooting a confederate marksman off his horse. After, he became a national hero and even met Lincoln. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
Today I learned about the Mexican Dirty War a war between the Government of Mexico backed by the United States and several left-winged guerilla groups, the war is estimated to lead to the disaperances of 3,000 and the torture of 7,000 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mex…
The Mexican government sent around 500 of it's elite soldiers to be trained as commandos at Ft. Bragg(USA), in order to better combat the rising drug violence in the country. After training, many of the soldiers returned to Mexico, only to start the brutally violent drug cartel: Los Zetas. aljazeera.com/indepth/fea…
In a search of database of 500 Mexican genomes, about one-third of people sampled in Guerrero had 10% ancestry most closely related to Filipinos and Indonesians. sciencemag.org/news/2018/…
Wisdom teeth are virtually nonexistent in indigenous Mexicans trilliumdental.ca/blog/fa…
Today I learned of Wenseslao Moguel, a Mexican man who was sentenced to death by firing squad for taking part in the Mexican Revolution. He was shot 9 times and took one final shot to the head to ensure his death. Moguel survived the ordeal and passed away at the age of 85. peoplepill.com/people/wen…
In a traffic stop, Arizona officials seized illegal drugs with a street value of over $1M, then got a search warrant for the driver's property which included a former KFC restaurant. In the KFC floor, they found a hole leading to a 590 ft tunnel where drugs were funneled from the Mexican side. star-telegram.com/news/na…
While Mexico only drinks 50% more soda per capital than the US(100L & 150L respectively), the Mexican state of Chiapas drinks 820L per capital every year(2.2L per day) due to the drink being introduced into the religious activities of the Mayan people of the region themazatlanpost.com/2019/…
In the year 2007, at the peak of the housing bubble, four Mexican farm workers earning less than $15000/year each were somehow eligible purchasers of a $720000 home that they, in theory, had no chance of affording sfgate.com/entertainment/…
The triangle-shaped tortilla chip was popularized by Rebecca Webb Carranza in the 1940s as a way to make use of misshapen tortillas rejected from the automated tortilla manufacturing machine that she and her husband used at their Mexican delicatessen and tortilla factory in Los Angeles en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tor…
Today I learned of Paniolos, Hawaiian cowboys trained in the late 1800s at the request of King Kamehameha III by vaqueros (Spanish-Mexican cowboys) in roping, herding, and other skills to manage the tens of thousands of wild cattle roaming the countryside. paniolopreservation.org/w…
Today I learned of Pedro LascurΓ‘in Paredes, a Mexican politician who was president for less than one hour on February 19 1913. This was due to a military coup by a General. The general had LascurΓ‘in assume the presidency, then appoint him interior secretary, before resigning to make him president. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ped…
Princess Leia's hair in Star Wars was inspired by women of the Mexican revolution. snopes.com/fact-check/ori…
Today I learned of unique US city names. Booger Hole, West Virginia is named after the "boogieman" and for their crime and murder histories. Truth or Consequences, New Mexico named itself after a radio show, & Mexican Hat, Utah is named after a stone formation that looks like a person with a sombrero. theactivetimes.com/travel…
Today I learned about John β€œLiver Eatin’” Johnson, a Mexican-American War veteran turned mountain man, who in 1847 started a personal vendetta against the Crow Nation after they killed his Flathead wife, he is said to have killed and scalped more than 300 Crows and then ate their livers as a sign of disrespect latimes.com/archives/la-x…
Hampton Fancer, co-writer of the Blade Runner movies, was born to a Mexican-Danish mother in Los Angeles and ran away at 15yo to Spain to become a flamenco dancer. He renamed himself "Mario Montejo" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ham…
An Arizona man found a balloon with a Christmas list for Santa while out hiking. He tracked down the 8-yr-old Mexican girl who released the balloon and fulfilled her wishlist. cnn.com/2018/12/26/us/bal…
There’s a Japanese Western Movie With a Mexican Theme, Filmed in Mexico nikkatsu.com/movie/20613.…
Today I learned about JoaquΓ­n "El Chapo" GuzmΓ‘n, a Mexican drug lord who escaped from one of Mexico's highest security prisons by having his goons dig a mile long tunnel to his cell, taking over a year. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joa…
Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa, who is often portrayed as the epitome of Mexican machismo, never drank alcohol. He actually was so worried about alcoholism spreading in Mexico, that he banned alcohol from his province of Chihuahua. stanfordpress.typepad.com…
The Mexican Constitution was the first document in history that said every person has the right to an education. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Con…
"Coco" was originally about a Mexican-American boy coping with the death of his mother, learning to let her go and move on with his life. As the movie developed, Pixar realized that this is the opposite of what DΓ­a de los Muertos is about. theverge.com/2017/11/22/1…
In 1907, a Mexican railroad brakeman named JesΓΊs GracΓ­a saved the entire town of Nacozari by singlehandedly driving a damaged and burning train containing dynamite six kilometers away from the town before it finally exploded, killing him. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jes…
Today I learned of Kingo Nonaka, the "Mexican Samurai" that served in the Mexican Revolution and healed Fransisco Madero during the battle of Casas Grandes en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kin…
Tomato sauce is not Italian at all but Mexican. The first tomato sauces were already being sold in the markets of Tenochtitlan when Spaniards arrived, and had many of the same ingredients (tomatoes, bell peppers, chilies) that would later define Italian tomato pasta sauces 200 years later. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom…
The United States had marched into the heartland of Mexico and occupied the capital city of Mexico during the Mexican-American war historycentral.com/mexica…
While serving in the Mexican-American war, future U.S. president Ulysses S. Grant at the Battle of Monterrey hung off the side of the horse he was riding to use it as a shield while under sniper fire as the horse was still running. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uly…
Mexican drug cartels are fighting over a multi-billion avocado industry. latimes.com/world-nation/…
Zoot Suit Riots were a series of anti-Mexican youth riots in Los Angeles that happened in 1943. The suits worn were seen as unpatriotic because of the amount of fabric used, and later became prohibited during the Second World War because of their wastefulness of cloth. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zoo…
In the aftermath of Katrina, Mexico deployed 184 personnel to aid relief,including handing out 100,000+ meals and supplies. This was the first flagged and uniformed deployment of Mexican military personnel in the USA in 150 years. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mex…
While the Apache Wars ended with the surrender of Geronimo in 1886, the last Apache raid into the United States occurred in 1924, and the Mexican Indian Wars continued for another nine years, until the final holdouts were defeated in 1933. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apa…
Today I learned of "Mexican Divorce", a practice in the mid 20th century where Americans would divorce in Mexico since it was easier, quicker, and only required the spouses to send in lawyers to the hearings instead of attending themselves. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mex…
The bank HSBC laundered so much drug money that the Mexican cartels moved their cash in boxes designed to match the dimensions of HSBC's teller windows. reuters.com/article/us-hs…
Today I learned about Julia Pastrana, a Mexican woman who was toured around the world as "the bear woman". When she died in childbirth in 1860 her husband had her embalmed and continued touring. Her remains ended up in the basement of the University of Oslo. In 2013 she was finally laid to rest in Mexico. sciencedirect.com/science…
Mexico's official name is the United Mexican States en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uni…
During the Mexican-American war, a battalion made up of mostly Irishmen called "St Patrick's Battalion" fought against the Americans, and when caught, were executed, making it the largest mass execution in United States history irishpost.com/life-style/…
Taco Bell tried twice to enter the Mexican market. Both times failed spectacularly, locals decried the food as inauthentic and a joke. munchies.vice.com/en_us/a…

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