- 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.
- Santa Muerte (Saint Death) is worshipped in Mexico by those who believe ‘god helps the good, the devil helps the bad'.
- The Mexica, founders and dominant group of the Aztec Empire, were one of the first people in the world to have mandatory education for nearly all children, regardless of gender, rank, or station.