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…
I learned that Drake Bell moved to Mexico after finding out he was popular there, changed his name to "Drake Campana", posts on social media in Spanish and also sings in the language comicbook.com/irl/news/dr…
11,000 year old footprints of giant sloths have been found preserved in gypsum in New Mexico. Some also have human footprints within them, which effectively records all the action of a sloth hunt learningenglish.voanews.c…
Driving 45MPH on a stretch of rumble strips in New Mexico will play 'America the Beautiful' youtube.com/watch?v=6l2vS…
In 2012, Angamuco, a "lost" ancient city in Mexico with more buildings that Manhattan, was uncovered. It was built by a civilization that was rivals to the Aztecs, and remained buried under vegetation for centuries. news.com.au/technology/sc…
Kinder Surprise eggs are illegal in the US ($2500 penalty) and 60,000 Kinder Surprise eggs per year are seized at the border being smuggled in from Canada and Mexico. post-gazette.com/opinion/…
Singer Kirsty MacColl died a hero. While in Mexico, a speedboat was heading right at her and her son. She managed to push her 15 year old son out of the way just in time, but was runover in the process. She was killed instantly. irishpost.com/news/day-20…
Norman Borlaug has been credited with saving over a billion people from starvation by his use of genetic crossbreeding to greatly increase crop yield in places like Mexico, India, Pakistan, and China. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nor…
Chrysler made a car with a turbine engine that could run on everything from perfume to peanut oil. The President of Mexico fueled one with Tequila. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chr…
A network of centuries-old tunnels under the city of Puebla, Mexico, was considered an urban legend until they were dediscovered in 2015. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pue…
In 1969, a musician named Jim Sullivan recorded an album titled U.F.U. the lyrics were about him leaving his family and being abducted by aliens, six years later his car was found abandoned at the ranch somewhere in New Mexico desert, he disappeared and never to be seen again. hellozukeen.com/journal/2…
New Mexico license plates are the only ones with USA on them because Americans don’t know it’s part of their country abqjournal.com/70736/100-…
Tabasco is not a hot sauce company but a kind of chili pepper that's grown in Tabasco (Mexico) which is the main ingredient in Tabasco sauces made by McIlhenny Company. chilipeppermadness.com/ch…
Today I learned of the MT Vulcanus, a freighter ship that was converted into an incinerator ship to burn hazardous waste, including Agent Orange from the Vietnam War. The ship burned hazardous waste at sea in the Gulf of Mexico, the North Sea, and South Pacific from 1972 until 1990. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MT_…
Hong Kong is home to more skyscrapers than New York, Chicago, and Mexico City COMBINED. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
Chiapas (Mexico) leads world per capita consumption of Coca-Cola with an average of 2.2 liters per day mexiconewsdaily.com/news/…
Mexican director Alfonso CuarΓ³n and cinematographer Emmanuel "Chivo" Lubezki, both multiple-time Oscar winners, studied at the same film school in Mexico, and were both expelled because they questioned the ways of doing films, and didn't want to subscribe to certain ways that the school had hollywoodreporter.com/new…
Today I learned about the NiΓ±os HΓ©roes, where six cadets died defending Chapultepec Castle in Mexico City. Legend has it that the last of the six, Juan Escutia, leapt to his death wrapped in the Mexican flag to prevent the flag from falling into enemy hands. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ni%…
The United States originated the concept of National Parks by the establishment of Yellowstone in 1872. Canada followed in 1880's, Great Britain, Japan and Mexico by the 1930's. Today there are over 3,000 national parks worldwide. nps.gov/articles/npshisto…
For the past 120 years there has been a day in Mexico dedicated to the elaborate and ornate carving of oversized giant radishes, which are then displayed and celebrated. wikipedia.org/wiki/Night_…
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…
It is completely legal for women to be topless in Colorado, Wyoming, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Kansas and Utah. whnt.com/news/women-can-n…
Up to 5 million barrels a year of crude oil seep into the Gulf of Mexico naturally. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pet…
The California Genocide was carried out between the California Gold Rush (1848–1855) and the late 19th century by Spain, Mexico, and the United States to decrease the indigenous population of California through acts of enslavement, kidnapping, rape, separation of families and displacement. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cal…
Mexico city was formely an island that was self sufficient, it fed 200,000 inhabitants from floating gardens called Chinampas youtu.be/LrSuWDwfNVs
Today I learned about the Cave of the Crystals in Chihuahua, Mexico with tree sized selenite crystals. The cave is extremely hot, with air temperatures reaching up to 136 Β°F. Without proper protection, people can only endure approximately ten minutes of exposure at a time making almost impossible. nationalgeographic.com/sc…
In Mexico there's a law that bans the sale of alcohol a couple of days before/after national elections. mexicobusiness.news/agrib…
Since 2017 Six Flags over Texas only flies U.S. flags. It used to fly the Six Flag of the nations that used to rule Texas (France, Spain, Mexico, the Republic of Texas, the Confederate "Stars and Bars" (not the battle flag) and the US Flag) wfaa.com/article/news/ent…
After the first atomic bomb was detonated in New Mexico in 1945, a car full of ranchers happened to witnesses it, with one asking what happened, as it was so bright. She was blind. youtu.be/Vm5fCxXnK7Y?t=31…
The number 41 is associated with male homosexuality, in Mexico en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan…
The Day of the Dead parade in Mexico City was first held in 2016 and was inspired by the opening scene from the James Bond movie Spectre. theguardian.com/world/201…
The 'Expert Wizard Amendment' in New Mexico (1995) required psychiatrists and psychologists to dress up as wizards in court proceedings if they provided expert testimony. It was revealed to be satire before the vote, yet passed the New Mexico Senate unanimously. It was not signed into law. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exp…
The Tennessean lawyer Wiliam Walker, who during the middle of the 19th century tried to create his own personal empire in Central America and Mexico through filibustering (enganing in unauthorized military expeditions in a foreign country). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wil…
The iconic, tall, long-armed Saguaro Cactus, which has become a symbol of the American West, only grows in one place. It's native to the Sonoran Desert, an area of land along the Arizona, California, and Mexico borders. desertusa.com/cactus/sagu…
A German prisoner-of-war escaped a camp in New Mexico, changed his name and got married to an American woman. He didn't reveal the truth for 40 years 9news.com.au/world/georg-…
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…
Actor Chris Pratt planned on auditioning for the role of "Chris Pratt" in the 2007 film, The Lookout. However, Joseph Gordon-Levitt won the role before Pratt came back from his fishing trip in Mexico. yahoo.com/entertainment/c…
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 origin of Pocari Sweat. When a researcher with the pharmaceutical company that makes the Japanese soft drink was hospitalized with diarrhea on a trip to Mexico, he saw a doctor drink the liquid from an IV bag after completing a surgery which gave him the idea for a drinkable IV solution. scmp.com/lifestyle/food-d…
Tlachihualtepetl, a giant pyramid hidden inside a mountain in modern-day Mexico, is the world's largest monument, with a base four times the size of the Great Pyramid at Giza bbc.com/future/article/20…
Valencia County (New Mexico) has the longest active streak of voting for the winner of US presidential elections, having voted for the winner in every election from 1952. Such counties (which vote in alignment with the country in US presidential elections) are called Bellwether Counties. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Val…
How the US "attacked" Ciudad Juarez, Mexico with a Modified V2 Rocket. The V2 launched from White Sands USA but went in the wrong direction. Scientists then restrained the Range Safety Officer to stop him from pressing the vehicle destruction button until it crashed in Mexico. No one was killed. whiteeagleaerospace.com/t…
Today I learned about the cult musician Jim Sullivan who made a great album called U.F.O. in 1969 and then strangely disappeared out of thin air in New Mexico in 1975 and it is believed that he was either murdered or abducted by aliens lightintheattic.net/relea…
The state reptile of New Mexico is the New Mexico Whiptail which is an all-female species. They reproduce by parthenogenesis (AKA "virgin birth") but still do mating rituals with other females which is thought to stimulate ovulation. animalia.bio/new-mexico-w…
There are 41 peaks in the United States (and one in Antarctica) referred to as "Black Mesa." The one referred to as Black Mesa by the USGS map is in New Mexico at coordinates 32Β°10β€²27β€³N 106Β°46β€²29β€³W. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
Tultepec, Mexico holds an annual parade of bull-shaped floats filled with fireworks. When set off, attendees are encouraged to get as close as possible. Injuries and scars received from fireworks are held as badges of honor. youtube.com/watch?v=Rifjq…
Today I learned about Plains Indian Sign Language, a trade language once used as a lingua franca connecting the diverse indigenous nations of the Great Plains, spanning an area stretching from Canada to northern Mexico. plainsindiansignlanguage.…
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/…
The author of Mexico's national anthem, refused to submit an entry for the nationally held anthem writing contest. Unsatisfied, his fiance lured/locked him in a room w/ images depicting key events and battles of Mexico's history. The poet produced an entry that won his freedom and the contest. frontera.library.ucla.edu…
Famous Conquistador Hernan CortΓ©s set fire to his boats so that his men would be at the point of no return, and have to join him in conquering Mexico. onepeterfive.com/burn-shi…

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