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Most people don't know that back in 1912, Hellmann's Mayonnaise was
manufactured in England. In fact, the SS Titanic was carrying 12,000
jars of

the condiment on it's maiden voyage and was scheduled for delivery to
customs in the Port of Vera Cruz, Mexico. This was to have been the next
port of call for this great ship after it's stop in New York City. From
there, it was destined for delivery to the aristocracy in Mexico City,
which as you know is the seat of government for the Republic de Mexico.

This would have been the largest single shipment of mayonnaise ever
delivered to Mexico. But, as we all know, that great ship did not make
it to New York City after it hit an iceberg in the North Atlantic and
sank, and the cargo was forever lost.

The people of Mexico, who were crazy about mayonnaise, and were eagerly
awaiting this delivery, were disconsolate at the loss. Their anguish was
so great, that they declared a National Day of Mourning, which they
still observe today.

The National Day of Mourning occurs each year on 5th of May and is
known, of course, as Sinko de Mayo.

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What girl wants salami with out the Mayo
WS wat a guy , If he as seen as a has been in the US , I guess that why he does so much on UK TV they Love him here

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Cool story. It could have made a great Vonnegut book. Did you know the orgin of the croissant is Austrian and not French? When the Turks had invaded Austria and were camped outside the city walls of Vienna. They were trying to starve the Viennese into capitulating. As a sign of resistance the bakers of Vienna made a pastry in the same crescent shape as found on the Turkish flag. The Turks invaded Austria twice in 1529 and 1683, both times without success. Anyone concerned with present Islamic fundamentalism should consider what Europe might look like, had the Turks been successful. Cheerio. Teutone (aka Horst K)
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...WS wat a guy , If he as seen as a has been in the US , I guess that why he does so much on UK TV they Love him here
Shatner has a new album produced by Ben Folds. It's called "Has Been". One of the songs, "Common People", is popular on Satellite radio on the college, indie, alternative station. The song I quote, You're Gonna Die" is on the album.

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Because William Shatner.


We all like Bill and Bill likes his All-Bran,right kids?
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Yeah and with his prosperous tummy we know he is eating to much mayo and not enough All-bran Good to see ya back M8y
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Most people don't know that back in 1912, Hellmann's Mayonnaise was
manufactured in England. In fact, the SS Titanic was carrying 12,000
jars of

the condiment on it's maiden voyage and was scheduled for delivery to
customs in the Port of Vera Cruz, Mexico. This was to have been the next
port of call for this great ship after it's stop in New York City. From
there, it was destined for delivery to the aristocracy in Mexico City,
which as you know is the seat of government for the Republic de Mexico.

This would have been the largest single shipment of mayonnaise ever
delivered to Mexico. But, as we all know, that great ship did not make
it to New York City after it hit an iceberg in the North Atlantic and
sank, and the cargo was forever lost.

The people of Mexico, who were crazy about mayonnaise, and were eagerly
awaiting this delivery, were disconsolate at the loss. Their anguish was
so great, that they declared a National Day of Mourning, which they
still observe today.

The National Day of Mourning occurs each year on 5th of May and is
known, of course, as Sinko de Mayo.
In addition, there were 3 more attempts to deliver the mayo to Mexico each meeting a similar fate to the Titanic. The people again were so devastated that they incorporated the tragedy into their numerical system. I'm sure you've heard "quattro-sinko".

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I never knew that ..well beat me with a stick...

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