21 Surprising Facts About Cinco de Mayo
Some important things to keep in mind today while pounding Coronas and guac till you puke.

It’s actually on March 17th.
"Beans, beans" were not the original musical fruit; that honor goes to traditional Latin gourd instruments like the güiro.
The phrase “Cinco de Mayo” is a palindrome if you have enough tequila.
All sour cream expires on May 6th so you have to use it up.
Cinco de Mayo honors a tribe of ancient Mayans who miraculously refried the same beans for five straight nights.
A 2010 study by the RAND Corporation confirms that the holiday is, in fact, more like drinko de Mayo.
Every time you eat a jalapeño popper on Cinco De Mayo an angel gets its wings.
Cinco de Mayo commemorates the first five-member Mariachi band to fit in a single New York City subway car.
Spiciness notwithstanding, Julianna Margulies is Jewish.

Every Cinco de Mayo, Governor Jan Brewer is legally required to open the padlock fence between Arizona and Mexico and no passports are needed.

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21 Surprising Facts About Cinco de Mayo

Some important things to keep in mind today while pounding Coronas and guac till you puke.

  • It’s actually on March 17th.
  • "Beans, beans" were not the original musical fruit; that honor goes to traditional Latin gourd instruments like the güiro.
  • The phrase “Cinco de Mayo” is a palindrome if you have enough tequila.
  • All sour cream expires on May 6th so you have to use it up.
  • Cinco de Mayo honors a tribe of ancient Mayans who miraculously refried the same beans for five straight nights.
  • A 2010 study by the RAND Corporation confirms that the holiday is, in fact, more like drinko de Mayo.
  • Every time you eat a jalapeño popper on Cinco De Mayo an angel gets its wings.
  • Cinco de Mayo commemorates the first five-member Mariachi band to fit in a single New York City subway car.
  • Spiciness notwithstanding, Julianna Margulies is Jewish.
  • Every Cinco de Mayo, Governor Jan Brewer is legally required to open the padlock fence between Arizona and Mexico and no passports are needed.

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