On the California side of the US-Mexico border, there’s a town called Calexico, and on the opposite side there’s a town called Mexicali.
Felix Batista, an expert on kidnapping, was kidnapped in Mexico. He Had already negotiated nearly 100 kidnapping and ransom deals and after his disappearance nobody took credit and he’s been missing ever since.
In 2007 the Mexican Army sick of the incompetence and corruption of the Tijuana local police confiscated their weapons and issued them slingshots.
A Mexican amusement park offers a fake US-Mexico border crossing attraction, complete with fake smugglers and fake border patrol agents. The aim is to dissuade would be migrants from making the trip. For 3 hours, tourists endure sirens, chases and the fake border patrol yelling threats.
A former Spanish slave named Yanga, led a group of slaves into the highlands in what is now Mexico and continuously fought of the Spanish for more than 30 years until they came to an agreement to establish the first true free town in the Americas in 1618.
There is a town in Mexico where people have a huge fist fight to summon rain.
Scientists in Mexico turned tequila into diamonds by heating a cheap shot to 800 degrees Celsius. At that temp, it vaporized and broke down into its atomic constituents, producing a fine layer of carbon crystal structures identical to diamonds on nearby metal trays.
The Mexican party scene has fully embraced ridiculously long pointy boots. Known as “botas picudas,” the Mexican fashion of pointy boots has started with the tribal music. In the beginning, people were using regular boots. Then they started making them pointier and pointier, until it got out of control.
In Mexico, 94% of all crimes are not investigated.