Ah, it's Cinco de Mayo once again– that high, holy day in which frat boys don sombreros and consume Corona by the truckload in a painful display of solidarity with Mexico's struggle for independence. But here's the burning question: who, exactly, did the Mexican army defeat on May 5? 

A. The United States

B. Spain

C. France

D. Mexican rebel forces

    Here's your answer. Sidebar: I would be interested in seeing what sort of relationship exists between the intesity with which one celebrates Cinco de Mayo and one's knowledge of the holiday's origin.

Daniel Corbett 

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