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Friday, May 5, 2017

Greetings Infomaniacs,

Congratulations to Deb Begin who won this week's "Mind Scrambler". Here was the scrambler:

What has one eye but cannot see?

ANSWER: A needle.

Enjoy!

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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "Cinco de Mayo has come to represent a celebration of the contributions that Mexican Americans and all Hispanics have made to America."

HINT: A U.S. Representative, last serving in California as a Democrat, who has been called one of the most influential Hispanic leaders in American.

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RANDOM TIDBITS

Cinco de Mayo is not a celebration of Mexico's Independence (which is actually September 16th), but rather a celebration of Mexico's victory in the battle at Puebla on May 5th, 1862 during the Franco-Mexican war. It was an unlikely win for the Mexican militia who were heavily outnumbered by the French.

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Although the Mexican Army won the battle at Puebla on May 5th, 1862 the French went on to win the war, occupying the region for five years.

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For the leader of France, Napolean III, the battle at Puebla was an attempt at not only spreading his empire but at conquering a key Mexican access point to the U.S., where he intended to lend support to the confederate army during the Civil War in an effort to keep the U.S. divided and consequently less powerful.

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Cinco de Mayo is not a federal holiday in Mexico and is a relatively minor holiday outside of Puebla, Veracruz and the United States. In Puebla and Veracruz, however, Cinco de Mayo is a very important state holiday celebrated with parades, festivals and reenactments.

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Americans consume up to 81 million avocados on Cinco de Mayo, according to the California Avocado Commission.

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Not surprisingly, 47 percent of all drinks ordered on Cinco de Mayo are margaritas. Tequila sales easily double within the week leading up to this infamous holiday.




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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "Cinco de Mayo has come to represent a celebration of the contributions that Mexican Americans and all Hispanics have made to America."

ANSWER: Joe Baca

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