- Mexico's official name is
- United Mexican States.
- Mexico has
- 68 official languages.
- In Mexico,
- artists can pay
- their taxes
- with artwork.
- Mexican General Santa Anna had an elaborate state funeral for his amputated leg.
- The Aztecs used Cacao seeds as a form of currency.
- The Aztecs sacrificed 1% of their population every year, or about 250,000 people.
- Popcorn was first domesticated in Mexico 9,000 years ago.
- Mexico's 34th President ruled for
- less than an hour, and then quit.
- San Francisco was part of Mexico until the Mexican-American War in 1848.
- is the
- fattest country.
- Illegal immigration from Mexico to the U.S. has decreased by 80% since 2000.
- Mexico City boasts the largest taxi fleet in the world with 100,000 taxis running every day.
- The first great civilization in Mexico were the Olmec, established from 1500 B.C. to 400 B.C.
- Every year, residents of Naco, Arizona, join residents of Naco, Mexico, for a volleyball match at the fence that separates the U.S. and Mexico.
- The only country to protest against the German annexation of Austria of 1938, right before WW2, was Mexico.
- and became a Republic
until it joined the U.S. in 1845.
- 75% of all sesame seeds grown in Mexico end up on McDonald's hamburger buns.
- There is a town in Mexico where people have a huge fist fight to ask the gods for a good rainy season.
- Sugary drinks kill more people than violent crime in Mexico.
- From 2009 to 2014, more Mexicans left the U.S.
- than migrated into the country.
- Mexico City is the Most Traffic-Congested City in the World.
- per year from growing and selling avocados.
- The Xoloitzcuintli is the national dog of Mexico.
- Mexico and Thailand are the most common countries for American tourists to die abroad.
- Mexican scientists turned a shot of tequila into diamonds by heating it to 800˚C.
- Pelota purépcha, is one of many pre-Hispanic games Mexico hopes to revive, like hockey but played with a flaming ball.
- which accounts for almost 3% of the Mexican economy.
- and on the opposite side there's a town called Mexicali.
- Cinco de Mayo is not that important in Mexico
- and is mainly celebrated only in the state of Puebla.
- An Auditorium at the National Autonomous University of Mexico has been occupied by political protesters since 2000.
- Mexicans have the highest average annual hours worked in the world.