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16 Interesting Fact About Mexico

Tarahumara, the Native American people from northwestern Mexico can run 200 miles in one session, over a period of two days through their homeland of rough canyon country, for inter-village communication, transportation and hunting. They also hunt by running their prey to death.

Keiko the whale from “Free Willy” was put into an unhealthy, small pool in Mexico City where he was malnourished after achieving fame from the movie.

50 years ago a young girl died in the canals surrounding an uninhabited island in Xochimilco, Mexico. Ever since, dolls have been washed ashore, and the few natives hang them in memory of the young girl. The island is known as “Island of the Dolls”.

There is an ancient city in central Mexico that no one knows the origin of, even today. The Aztecs called it “the city of the gods” because they claimed it was built overnight by the gods because it wasn’t there one day and was the next.

Caesar salad is unrelated to Julius Caesar. It was invented on the 4th of July by an immigrant living in Mexico, who named it after himself.

In 2005, three Mexicans got lost at sea and drifted from Mexico almost to Australia over the course of nine months. They survived by eating raw fish and drinking rain water.

There is only one legally operated gun store in all of Mexico.

After filming the freeway scenes for The Matrix: Reloaded, the film makers, instead of disposing the set, chose to donate it, in pieces, to a charity in Mexico who turned them into low-cost housing.

In 2011, a drug cartel kidnapped hundreds of innocent bus passengers in Mexico and made them fight to death like gladiators. The winners were then sent on suicide missions.

Founder of Scientology, L. Ron Hubbard was relieved of command of his U.S. Navy ship for accidentally attacking Mexico during World War 2. His ship later burst into flames and sank.

The writer of “one flew over the cuckoo’s nest” Ken Kesey faked his own death and fled to Mexico because he was caught in possession of marijuana.

In Mexico, the act of escaping from prison is considered legal because the law recognizes that all people have a fundamental desire to be free.

The staple ingredient in most Italian foods is neither native to Italy nor Europe. The tomato originated in Mexico.

During the 1968 Mexican Olympics, a Kenyan ran two miles through Mexico traffic, while suffering from gallstones, to get to the starting line of an Olympic race he won gold in.

There are special bins in Mexico City where when you put your dog poo in it and you get free Wifi. The more poo, the longer the free wifi.

In 1985, Ethiopia donated $5000 to earthquake victims in Mexico because Mexico supported Ethiopia when Italy invaded in 1935.


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