This text was sent to me by two Puerto Ricans (of course) and being Puerto Rican myself I could not help to feel deep pride in all this! Now I share it with the world. I am sure each country has treasures like these, worth bragging about. In case you did not know, here are some things to brag about about Puerto Rico.
Why Puerto Ricans are so cool...
We are a mix of the best of every race.
We can't care less what other people think of us.
We are not only bilingual but we can speak "Spanglish"
Our women are the most beautiful in the world, (5 Miss Universes)
We are LATINOS, and yet AMERICANS
Mofongo (that's all I have to say)
In PR, any road will take you to a beach..... or a pub.
We are the only "territory" of another country with our own Olympic teams.
We do everything under the sun... because we CAN!
Because even though we are a territory we are still a whole NATION.
We don't need to take vacations to be in a tropical paradise.
In PR everything is really close.
I can call you sir ("USTED"), and insult you in the same sentence.
Our Spanish is completely different than any other Spanish speaking country.
We all have cool nicknames.
We have the best athletes in the world.
We make some of the best coffee of the world.
WE CAN DANCE!!!!!!!!!
They come from around the world to hire our engineers and scientists.
We are the country with the most roads by square mile (and there is still traffic).
We have the longest swimming pool in the world (Cerromar)
La "Calle del Cristo" (San Juan P.R.) was the first road of "The New World " to be paved.
86% of the rum drunk in the U.S. is from Puerto Rico.
We have more female engineers than any other country. (and you still call us machistas?)
We know how to party, without absurd curfew laws.
We are the major RUM manufacturer of the world.
The bats for the Movie Batman Forever were filmed in Las Cuevas de Camuy, P.R.
We invented the MayoKetchup!
We kicked the DREAM TEAM's ass.
Puerto Rico has one of the world's highest productivity ratios.
Salsa music was the fastest growing genre in the last 20 years.
Four Puerto Ricans received the Congress Medal of Honor: Eurípides Rubio, Carlos Lozada, Héctor Santiago y Fernando Luis Ledesma García.
Only 4 baseball players have 2 Home Runs in the same Inning; 3 of them are Puerto Ricans (Roberto Clemente, Roberto Alomar and Carlos Baerga)
Tito Trinidad never went to the Olympics but defeated 4 gold medal champions.
A Puerto Rican, Nellie Toledo, designed the 1984 Camaro Berlinetta.
We were the 5th country in THE WORLD to have a radio station. (before Washington D.C.)
Junior Cordero (Puerto Rican) won the Kentucky Derby 3 times.
There is only 7 fluorescent lagoons in the world; we have 4 of them.
Giovanni Hidalgo is considered the best percussionist in THE WORLD.
Jose Feliciano is in the top 3 guitar players in THE WORLD (don't forget he is blind).
The Discovery 500; Solar car designed by the Mayaguez College won 41 awards en Sunrayace , Iowa in 1993.
We established the first lottery system in the New World.
NOT TO BAD FOR A 100 X 35 MILES ISLAND...