When a 30-yr-old woman in Canada was shot in her left breast, her silicone breast implant deflected the bullet away from her vital organs; her injuries were only broken ribs and damaged implants. It's the first recorded incident of a breast implant deflecting a bullet. cnn.com/2020/04/21/americ…
Students uncovered a village in Canada that is 10,000 years older than the Pyramids archaeology-world.com/a-s…
When America fought for independence during the American Revolution, 40,000 British citizens fled to Canada to remain faithful to the crown. canada.ca/en/immigration-…
A freshwater lake in Canada is one of only a few lakes in the world to contain living coral reef like structures believed to resemble early life on earth or life on other planets. scientificamerican.com/ar…
The band Heart played in Canada instead of the US for the first part of their career. They couldn't play in the US because their manager was hiding from the Vietnam draft in Canada. huffingtonpost.ca/2013/03…
If your kids want to have a lemonade stand in Canada's capital city, Ottawa, the sign must be in English and French, as well 7% of the profits must be donated to charity. globalnews.ca/news/350599…
Due to a unit conversion error (lbs instead of kg), Air Canada flight 143 ran out of fuel at 41,000 feet, and glided all the way down on an abandoned airfield being used as racing circuit. Everyone survived and the plane was barely damaged it was flown out to be repaired. nationalpost.com/news/can…
Today I learned about a book called β€œThe Secret (treasure hunt)”. It contains 12 cryptic paintings associated with 12 cryptic riddles you must decipher in order to dig up a key to the loot buried around the U.S. and Canada. Only 3 have been discovered since 1982. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
A young female Arctic fox fitted with a tracking device trekked 2,175 miles from Norway to Canada in 76 days, settling on Ellesmere Island in Canada. She traveled an average of 28 miles/day with a maximum pace of 96 miles/day, outpacing a previously tracked adult male fox by 1.4 times. smithsonianmag.com/smart-…
Today I learned about Frances Oldham Kelsey who received the US President's Award for Distinguished Federal Civilian Service in 1962 for not giving FDA approval to Thalidomide: a German medication that caused over 10,000 severe birth defects in Europe, Canada and S. America. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fra…
Up until 1982, the British government still had the power to create laws in Canada, including making amendments to Canadian constitutional law. In fact, Canada could not technically make amendments to its own constitution without permission from the British government. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Can…
Canada made an actual flying saucer during the cold war youtube.com/watch?v=opD86…
There is a Polar Bear jail in Canada that houses incarcerated Polar Bears that are guilty of being nuisances. lonelyplanet.com/canada/m…
Alberta Canada is the largest inhabited land mass that has no rat population. Every territory surrounding it has rats, but high rat control efforts have kept them out. mentalfloss.com/article/5…
In 1952, a nuclear reactor in Canada had a partial meltdown. American and Canadian service personnel disassembled the reactor a few minutes at a time to limit radioactive exposure. Jimmy Carter was one of the Americans. His experience led him to cease development of the neutron bomb as POTUS. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim…
Family Video still operates over 500 stores in the US and Canada. They own the real estate where their stores are located and they own all of the media they rent out so they keep all of the profits. This is why they were able to outlast other video rental businesses like Blockbuster. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fam…
In order not to pay gas guzzler taxes for its US-made fleet, Ford made the Crown Victoria in Canada, so that it would count towards the imported fleet, where its low MPG rating was balanced out by the fuel-efficient Festiva. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/For…
California has a higher population than Canada toronto.citynews.ca/2016/…
From 2004 to 2011 Canada had Pillow Fighting League. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pil…
Even though Canada has converted to the metric system, many things such as height, weight, floor area of houses, and more are still measured in imperial units angusreid.org/metric/
Golden Crisp cereal is still called Sugar Crisp in Canada postconsumerbrands.ca/bra…
Canada still has 91% of the forest cover that existed at the beginning of European settlement en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bor…
More than half the population of Canada lives south of Seattle brilliantmaps.com/half-ca…
"Eh?", the interjection English Canadians are often known for, has similar interjections in certain dialects of Spanish, Arabic, Japanese, German, and many other languages. There seems to be a Canada for every language. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eh
There are rainforests in temperate parts of the world ie. UK, Canada and Norway en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tem…
Most of singer Avril Lavigne's family comes from France and the small town of Saint-JΓ©rΓ΄me in the French part of Canada, and her name "Avril" is the word for the month of April in French. republicain-lorrain.fr/ed…
Of Canada’s history with slavery. Indigenous people made up TWO THIRDS of the slaves in Canada. thecanadianencyclopedia.c…
Manitoulin Island in Lake Huron is the largest freshwater island in the world. Covering 2,766 square kilometres or 0.0003% of Canada's landmass. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Man…
When the wreckage of the two ships in Franklin's Lost Expedition were found in 2014, Britain relinquished ownership to Canada in exchange just for a few relics, human remains, and any gold found en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS…
Divorce decrees in Canada circa 1950 could stipulate that a woman must remain chaste in order to continue receiving spousal support scc-csc.lexum.com/scc-csc…
In Canada, there is no federally defined age for legal alcohol purchase or consumption. Each province and territory is free to set its own drinking age, which is either 18 or 19. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alc…
Belize is a Commonwealth state like Canada! en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bel…
Sushi pizza originates from Canada. Th dish was invented by Kaoru Ohsada while working at Nami Japanese Seafood Restaurant chef in Toronto. It uses a fried rice patty as the base and a variety of toppings drizzled with mayonnaise and wasabi powder. The dish is often served in wedges. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sus…
Winnipeg's Portage and Main is considered the "most famous interesection in Canada". The downtown street is the widest of its kind due to its historic use as an ox cart trail. At its height, the muddy rut-rife passage through town was wide enough to accommodate up to 20 carts at once skyrisecities.com/news/20…
There are 5 countries without a written, codified constitution: New Zealand, United Kingdom, Canada, Israel and Saudi Arabia. They rely instead on a conjunction of separate documents and precedents for legal decision-making. worldatlas.com/articles/c…
There is no such thing as "South Detroit". "South Detroit would be Windsor, ON, Canada. mlive.com/entertainment/d…
MMA fighter Ronda Rousey is of English, Polish, Trinidadian & Venezuelan descent. Her Trinidadian great-grandfather was one of the first black doctors in Canada & her English-American mother holds a PhD & won the World Judo Championship in 1984. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ron…
Ontario Canada has a combined Paternal and Maternal leave of 63 weeks in addition to 17 weeks pregnancy leave for the mother. ontario.ca/document/your-…
Today I learned about Calixa LavallΓ©e a Canadian who fought for the Union in the American Civil War. He later went on to compose the music for β€œO Canada” the Canadian national anthem. 33-55,000 Canadians fought for the Union in the Civil War. thecanadianencyclopedia.c…
During WW1 the UK and Canada had battalions comprised entirely of men between 4'-10" and 5'-3" tall known as the Bantam Battalions. historic-uk.com/HistoryUK…
For the past two years it is no longer criminal in Canada to challenge somebody to a duel, accept a challenge to a duel or provoke somebody to challenge another person to a duel. laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/e…
Engineers in Canada receive an Iron Ring to remind them to have humility and follow highest engineering standards. It is proudly worn on a pinky of working hand and is given in a non-public ritual authored by Rudyard Kipling en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iro…
Saskatchewan (Canada) regularly holds criminal trials in their local indigenous Cree language, with Cree-speaking judges, prosecutors, and lawyers sasklawcourts.ca/index.ph…
Canada will keep a foreigner's fingerprints for 15 years on attempting to enter the country, or until the applicant is 100 should they be refused entry on criminal grounds. cic.gc.ca/english/helpcen…
The Canadian government spent $28 million centuries after the War of 1812 to promote Americans as invaders in β€œa war of independence” for Canada, which became a country in 1867. post-gazette.com/news/nat…
Over 140 Polish pilots flew in the British Air Force during the Battle of Britain, making them the largest non-British nationality in the force. 2nd was New Zealand, and 3rd was Canada. Nearly a quarter of the pilots that fought for the RAF and RN in the Battle of Britain were not British. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Non…
The Solar eclipse of April 8, 2024 will be the only total solar eclipse in the 21st century where totality is visible in Mexico, the United States of America, and Canada. wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_…
Lawn darts are also banned in the USA in 1988 as they sent 6,000 people (81% were 15 or younger) to the ER in eight years. In Canada, lawn darts resulted in at least 55 serious injuries, so they were banned for sale in July 1989. The sale of second-hand lawn darts is also illegal. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Law…
When Canada invented coloured designs on their coins, US Army contractors thought they were spy devices filled with "nanotechnology" thestar.com/news/2007/05/…
In Canada the winner of a sweepstakes is required by law to correctly answer a skill testing question, usually math related, in order to receive the prize. mentalfloss.com/article/5…
If Antarctica were a country it would be the second largest in the world, significantly bigger than #3 Canada en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
Russian space crew of the ISS are called Cosmonauts. While the space crew of USA, Europe, Canada and Japan are called Astronauts. nasa.gov/audience/forstud…
Despite working with an annual budget of only CAD 67M (US $48M), the National Film Board of Canada is among the most highly awarded film studios in the world. It produced over 3000 films, won over 5000 awards & has been nominated for 74 Oscars, more than any film organization outside Hollywood. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nat…
When the NHL rejected a bid by one vote to merge with the WHA, there was a massive boycott of Molson products in Canada. Molson owned the Montreal Canadiens, who didn't want the Quebec Nordiques in the NHL. The boycott prompted Montreal to change its vote to yes, and the leagues merged in 1979. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NHL…
After the attack on Pearl Harbor, Canada declared war on the Empire of Japan before the United States. visitpearlharbor.org/decl…
Students uncovered a village in Canada that is 10,000 years older than the Pyramids archaeology-world.com/a-s…
The Costume Museum of Canada holds more than 35,000 textile artifacts reflecting clothing worn over a 400-year period. However, it was on the edge of bankruptcy and closed its doors to the public in 2010 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cos…
Amherstburg Freedom Museum in Ontario preserves and presents artifacts of African-Canadians, many of whose ancestors had entered Canada from United States. They found it relatively easy to enter Canada from across the Detroit River en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amh…
Samuel Colt financed his invention and development of the revolver handgun by performing laughing gas demonstrations across the United States and Canada. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sam…
King Felipe VI of Spain attended High School in Lakefield, Ontario, Canada and even returned for his 25-year reunion. He maintains ties to the school to this day blog.lcs.on.ca/2016/07/21…
Today I learned of Adam Clayton, a guy in his 20's who fought for right to die legislation bill C14 in Canada, while dealing with incurable chronic nerve pain. He committed suicide in late 2016. youtu.be/wOaRT-sfZHY
The Elvis Presley's manager, "Colonel" Tom Parker prevented Elvis from touring outside of the US (except for 3 shows in Canada in 1957) because Parker was, among other things, an illegal alien from the Netherlands that was suspected of murder. smithsonianmag.com/histor…
An extinct penguin-like bird, The Great Auk, ranged as far south as northern Spain and along the coastlines of Canada, Greenland, Iceland, the Faroe Islands, Norway, Ireland, and Great Britain. It lived with humans for centuries until it was seen as "resource" and was extinct by 1852. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gre…
Canada has a desert - Columbia Plateau en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
Canada officially became a multicultural society in 1971 when the government began to recognize the value and dignity of Canadians of all races and ethnic groups, all languages and all religions canadianculturalmosaicfou…
Canada Post receives so many letters to Santa Claus each year that they created a mailing address (with postal code H0H 0H0) from which postal workers volunteer to respond to kids' letters. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pos…
Today I learned of a POW camp for German soldiers in Manitoba, Canada. The location was so remote, escape was virtually impossible. This meant that prisoners had a great deal of freedom, including being allowed to date girls from a nearby town and attend dances. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whi…
Canada's nuclear escape bunker was built with a track around the interior vault and pullup bars so the soldiers assigned to it could stay fit during a nuclear apocalypse. The interior was painted in soft colors to try and minimize stress. onetripatatime.com/diefen…
High-school kids in the very north of Minnesota have to cross the Canada–United States border to go to school youtube.com/watch?v=SkbuZ…
Digiorno Pizza goes by the name Delissio in Canada with the tagline "it's not delivery, it's Delissio." madewithnestle.ca/delissi…
There is a maple syrup cartel in Canada and that thieves stole $18.7 million from their reserves. cbc.ca/news/canada/montre…
In a speech given by Martin Luther King Jr. in 1967, he mentioned that African-Americans in slavery often called Canada "Heaven." It was a code name used by people who were part of the Underground Railroad cbc.ca/kidscbc2/the-feed/…
In Canada there is a prisoner known as "the Unknown Person" who has been imprisoned since 2013 because he refuses to identify himself. nationalpost.com/news/the…
Today I learned that Canada admitted to letting in 2,000 Ukrainian SS troopers jweekly.com/1997/02/07/ca…
Canada is the world’s biggest waste producer per capita. usatoday.com/story/money/…
Unity Mitford, one of Hitler's inner circle and sister-in-law to British Fascist Oswald Mosley was conceived in Swastika, Ontario, Canada spectator.co.uk/article/h…
Feral Pigs in Canada are burrowing and building β€˜pigloosβ€˜ to survive the winter ctvnews.ca/sci-tech/wild-…
In addition to being the second largest country on earth, Canada’s coastline is the longest in the world. At 243,042 km, it is over four times longer than the number two country (Indonesia), and six times longer than the earth’s circumference. www150.statcan.gc.ca/n1/p…
Today I learned about the Machias Seal Island and Lighthouse The island off the coast of Maine is disputed territory between the United States/Canada and despite the lighthouse on the island being automated, the Canadian Coast Guard keeps the lighthouse staffed β€œfor sovereignty purposes.” wikipedia.org/wiki/Machia…
Coastal rubber boas are native to southwestern Canada and the northwestern US. They are considered the most docile of boa species and are often used to help people overcome their fear of snakes. There are no reports of rubber boas ever biting a human under any circumstance. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rub…
Hawaiian Pizza was not invented in Hawaii, but rather by a Greek-Canadian in Chatham, Ontario, Canada in 1962 cbc.ca/radio/asithappens/…
The Hawaiian Pizza was invented in Canada, and is the most popular pizza in Australia, accounting for 15% of pizza sales atlasobscura.com/articles…
Korolev crater on Mars is 50 miles wide, contains 530 cubic miles of water ice (as much as the Great Bear Lake in northern Canada), and in the centre of the crater the ice is more than a mile thick theguardian.com/science/2…
There is a mine in Canada with enough arsenic to kill every human on the planet. aadnc-aandc.gc.ca/eng/110…
The official name of Canada is still "Dominion of Canada" thecanadianencyclopedia.c…
Indigenous people make up almost 5% of the population of Canada en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ind…
Canada's post-WWII baby boom began about 3 years after the birthrate rose in the U.S., because Canadian soldiers returned home later. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mid…
Canada recycles just 9 per cent of its plastics with the rest dumped in landfill and incinerators or tossed away as litter, a new report shows. rco.on.ca/canada-recycles…
Today I learned about the New England's Dark Day occurred on May 19, 1780, when an unusual darkening of the day sky was observed over the New England states and parts of Canada. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New…
Canada has a polar bear jail for disorderly polar bears en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pol…
Today I learned of Field Marshal Garnet Wolseley, who fought in multiple theatres of the Empire ranging from Canada to Ghana, whose efficiency in battle led to the phrase "everything's all Sir Garnet", meaning "All is in order." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gar…
Red River Floodway in Winnipeg, Canada. Built 1962-68 it was the 2nd largest earth-moving project after the Panama Canal & more earth was excavated than the Suez Canal. Since completion it has prevented over $40 billion (CAD) in damage & was designated a National Historic Site in 2000. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red…
Qeen Elizabeth II’s portrait has graced the currencies of 33 different countries , Canada being the first in 1935. content.time.com/time/spe…
Pilots in Australia and Canada are allowed to take a β€œcontrolled rest in position”, which is a nap in the cockpit, when it is safe to do so time.com/5600729/pilots-s…
In an attempt to modernize Newfoundland, Canada, the province's Premier hired the former Latvian Minister of Finance, Alfred Valdmanis. While industrializing the province, Valdmanis embezzled hundreds of thousands of dollars before being unmasked as a criminal and former Nazi collaborator. archive.macleans.ca/artic…
In 1968, Joachim Foikis received a $3500 grant from the Canada Council for the Arts to dress up in a jester’s outfit and "mock the four pillars of society: money, status, respectability, and conformity". He served as Vancouver's official Town Fool for two years. thetyee.ca/Life/2012/08/2…
: If it weren’t for Pierre Berton, far fewer Canadians would know the legend of Sam Steele, Canada’s most famous Mountie and probably the world’s most cartoonishly Canadian person. From 1898 to 1899, Steele was commissioner for the Yukon, as thousands of men and women from around the world bbc.com/culture/story/201…
Today I learned about Rose Fortune, the first female police officer in Canada and a Black Loyalist en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ros…
In 1940, Princess Juliana of The Netherlands was evacuated to Ottawa Canada. When her child Margaret was born, Canada declared her rooms at the Hospital as extraterritorial so the baby would have Dutch nationality. As thanks, Princess Juliana has given Ottawa 10,000 tulip bulbs every year since. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jul…
Mount Saint Elias lies on the border of Alaska and Yukon and it's the second highest mountain in both the USA and Canada because only Denali is higher in the US and only Mount Logan is higher in Canada en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mou…

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