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May. 27th, 2013 | 02:48 pm

You really can find fascinating nuggets of information on the Internet.

For example, did you know that the Titanic actually carried not just her passengers, but also 12,000 jars of mayonnaise? Not for her own consumption, mind you; back then, Hellmann's Mayonnaise was made in England, and these were a shipment that was ultimately destined for Mexico.

The Mexicans were devastated when the ship sank and took the mayonnaise with her, too, so devastated in fact that they created a public holiday to commemorate the event, one that is still celebrated today.

You may have heard of it — it's called Sinko de Mayo.

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wildw0lf

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from: wildw0lf
date: May. 27th, 2013 01:27 pm (UTC)
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Is that really true, or a joke? The Titanic sank of April 15, and sinco de mayo is the 5th of May.

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Schneelocke

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from: schnee
date: May. 27th, 2013 06:25 pm (UTC)
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It's a joke, of course. :P

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tzisorey

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from: tzisorey
date: May. 27th, 2013 07:41 pm (UTC)
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That was bad, and you should feel bad. ;)

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Schneelocke

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from: schnee
date: May. 27th, 2013 07:47 pm (UTC)
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*grins* I'll take that as a compliment! ;)

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Marko the Rat

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from: marko_the_rat
date: May. 27th, 2013 08:00 pm (UTC)
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You had me buying that too, until you talked about a public holiday for it. >_

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Schneelocke

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from: schnee
date: May. 27th, 2013 08:26 pm (UTC)
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That was the intention. ;) I hope you got a good laugh out of it!

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Mystic

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from: mysticorca
date: May. 27th, 2013 09:13 pm (UTC)
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Boo!

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Schneelocke

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from: schnee
date: May. 27th, 2013 09:18 pm (UTC)
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Thank you, thank you, I'll be here all night! Tip the veal, try the waitress! ;)

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moonhare

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from: bunny_plush
date: May. 28th, 2013 12:01 am (UTC)
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Oh, my, that was terrible ;o)

That had me wondering, and I knew Hellman's was made in the US, too.

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Schneelocke

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from: schnee
date: May. 28th, 2013 10:43 am (UTC)
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Oh, my, that was terrible ;o)

Thank you — I aim to please. ;)

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ungulata

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from: ungulata
date: May. 28th, 2013 01:49 am (UTC)
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That joke was ¡el stinko de mayo! I was having my doubts too: mayonnaise is easy to make, my grandparents used to whip some up when they needed mayonnaise.

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Schneelocke

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from: schnee
date: May. 28th, 2013 10:44 am (UTC)
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That joke was ¡el stinko de mayo!

*snrk* Oh, you're good!

Yeah, I've made mayonnaise before, too; it's fun, and the result's quite a bit tastier than the storebought stuff. :)

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Dave

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from: howlin_wolf_66
date: May. 28th, 2013 12:12 pm (UTC)
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*groan* ! :-)

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Schneelocke

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from: schnee
date: May. 28th, 2013 12:21 pm (UTC)
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Thank you, thank you! ;)

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Dave

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from: howlin_wolf_66
date: May. 28th, 2013 01:05 pm (UTC)
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:-)

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michel_mephit

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from: michel_mephit
date: May. 30th, 2013 08:13 pm (UTC)
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Groans at the bad pun and baps you on the head with a 100-year-old mayonnaise jar.

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Schneelocke

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from: schnee
date: May. 30th, 2013 08:32 pm (UTC)
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Eek! Glad you liked it. ;)

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