Mexico facts – Interesting facts about Mexico

Fun facts about Mexico

Every year the Aztecs sacrificed 1% of their population, or about 250,000 people.

Mexico first domesticated popcorn 9,000 years ago.

In 1836, Texas declared its independence from Mexico and became republic until it joined the U.S. in 1845.

In 2002, Mexico had the second fastest rate of deforestation in the world, after Brazil.

The 34th president of Mexico ruled for less than an hour, and then quit.

The residents of Naco, Arizona join the residents of Naco, Mexico for a volley ball match every year at the fence that separates Mexico and the U.S.

Mexico was named “New Spain” when Hernan Cortes conquered the territory from the Aztecs.

Bank notes of Mexico, Canada, India, Russia and Israel have Braille like marking on them for the blind.

75% of all the 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 reason.