Cancun was founded by the Mexican government using computer models to find a nice spot for tourists.
In the 50s and 60s both American and Soviet films were banned in Yugoslavia, so instead they imported films from Mexico, who were going through their cinematic golden age. This created a Mexican craze in Yugoslavia where Yugoslav singers would dress like mariachis, sing songs in a Mexican style.
Mexico has a Ley Seca (no alcohol) tradition during elections to promote peace and order and holds elections on Sunday allowing the most voters to participate without worry of missing school or work.
In the early 1940s a Mexican scientist named Guillermo Gonzalez Camarena created a color television system some considered better than any American system at the time. His work made it possible in the 1970s for NASA to transmit color photos of Jupiter from the Voyager satellite.
In the 1870s, an 11 time Mexican President exiled to Staten Island, partnered with New Jersey inventor to sell gum to fund an army to return to power once more. After he gave up and returned to Mexico, his partner went on to create what we know as chewing gum sticks today.
Taco Bell has failed twice to expand their operations to Mexico. In 1992, Mexican customers found their tacos too expensive, and in 2010 their expansion restaurant closed because customers were unfamiliar with the menu items.
The Cave of the Crystals in Chihuahua, Mexico has a selenite crystals that are an average tree size. The cave is extremely hot and its air temperatures reaching up to 136 °F. Therefore, people can only endure approximately ten minutes of exposure, without proper protection.
In the Kantemo Caves, Mexico, snakes hang down from the cave ceiling to catch and eat bats.
In Hidalgo, Mexico, there’s an amusement park attraction that offers visitors a fake illegal border crossing experience.
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.