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I keep hearing of a boat load of eggwhites and vinegar that has gone down in a storm in the Gulf

Something about Sink-o de Mayo!

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Its true , CNBC had photos and an artical on their site.
 

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Got this from Joe McGarry in my e- mail.. Hope Joe dosen't mind me show it here...
Here's a little known story from world history...................................



Most people don't know that back in 1912, Hellmann's
mayonnaise was manufactured in England . In fact, the Titanic was carrying
12,000 jars of the condiment scheduled for delivery in Vera Cruz, Mexico ,
which was to be the next port of call for the great ship after its stop in
New York .




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






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










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