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Why Puerto Ricans are so cool... We are a mix of the best of every race. Our legal age to be drinking is 18. We can't care less of 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 Universe) We are LATIN, 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 to PR from around the world to hire our engineers and scientists.We are the country with more roads by square mile (and there is still traffic). We have the longer 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.The 86% of the rum drank in the U.S. is from Puerto Rico .We have more female engineers than any other country. (andyou still call us machoist?)
We know how to party, without absurd care few laws. We are the major RUM manufacturers of the world. The bats for the Movie Batman Forever were filmed in Las Cuevas deCamuy, 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: EuripidesRubio, Carlos Lozada, Héctor Santiago y Fernando Luis Ledesma García.
Only 4 baseball players have 2 Home Runs in the same Inning;3of them are Puerto Ricans (Roberto Clemente, Roberto Alomar y CarlosBaerga.
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 are only 7 fluorescent lagoons in the world; We have 4of them. Giovanni Hidalgo (PR) 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 41awards en Sunrayace , Iowa in1993. We established the first lottery system in the " New World".
NOT TO BAD FOR A 100 X 35 MILES ISLAND ...