In 2014 during a hockey game between the Nashville Predators and the Toronto Maple Leafs, a woman performing the U.S. national anthem lost her mic and the Canadian fans joined in to help her finish the Star Spangled Banner. youtube.com/watch?v=oMIYO…
In 2017 a 100kg, Royal Canadian Mint made (but privately owned) gold coin dubbed the "Big Maple Leaf” was stolen from Bode Museum in Germany. It has a face value of $1 million but by weight was worth $4 million. cbc.ca/news/entertainment…
Today I learned about the Big Maple Leaf, a set of six $1 million Canadian gold coins each weighing 100 kilograms (220 lbs). One of the coins was stolen in Berlin. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big…
In 1977, the NHL introduced a rule that required jerseys to display the players' names, but the Toronto Maple Leafs refused to follow the rule, fearing that they wouldn't sell programs at their games. The NHL threatened to fine them - so they made the letters the same colour as the jersey colour en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nam…
, despite composing two of the most recognizable songs in US history, 'Maple Leaf Rag' and 'The Entertainer' Scott Joplin died penniless and was nearly forgotten until a revival in ragtime during the 60s sparked renewed interest, culminating with the movie 'The Sting' en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sco…
The Canadian maple leaf flag has only been in use since 1965 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fla…
Tree experts pointed out a mistake in current Canadian currency. Instead of it's notes featuring Canadian maple leaves, it instead features Norwegian maple leaves. Although, both look fairly similar. cbc.ca/news/canada/britis…
The tropical fruits lychee, rambutan, longan, guinep, guarana - and strangest of all, maple syrup - all come from the Sapindaceae family of trees. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sap…
The iconic 11-pointed maple leaf on the Canadian Flag has no historical significance. It was selected because it performed best in high-speed wind tunnel testing. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fla…
Richard ValliΓ¨res stole more than $18.7 million worth of maple syrup from a facility in Quebec between 2011-2012, making it the largest heist in Canadian history. lenouvelliste.ca/actualit…
The Tragically Hip song, "Fifty Mission Cap" is credited with single handedly reviving the memory of Toronto Maple Leaf's Defenceman Bill Barilko and is so important to the team that they have a copy of hand written lyrics in the player's lounge and use the song at nearly every home game. cbc.ca/news/canada/toront…
Canadians gifted a Norwegian coach over 5 tons of maple syrup after he helped an Olympic Canadian cross-country skier after she broke her pole during a race. cbc.ca/sports/norwegian-r…
The most costly heist in Canadian History was of nearly 3,000 tons of Maple Syrup en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gre…
There is a type of mushroom called the Candy Cap which, when dried, tastes strongly of maple syrup. bayareamushrooms.org/mush…
Today I learned about maple syrup mold. Generally harmless, the mold can form in syrup stored for long periods. Refrigeration of open syrup can help reduce the formation of the mold. If formed, you can remove the mold and boil the syrup to restore/purify it. mooresmaple.com/facts.php…
Three people stole $18 million dollars worth of Maple Syrup in Quebec. This was over the course of about a year. thestar.com/news/canada/2…
There is a maple syrup cartel in Canada and that thieves stole $18.7 million from their reserves. cbc.ca/news/canada/montre…
Those tiny maple syrup bottle handles are an example of a "skeuomorph". A retained but no longer functional stylistic feature. thekitchn.com/why-do-mapl…
Today I learned of the maple syrup urine disease, which is named for the presence of sweet-smelling urine, similar to maple syrup, when the person goes into metabolic crisis en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Map…
Canada has a Strategic Maple Syrup Reserve- much like the US has a strategic reserve of gasoline vpr.org/post/inside-globa…
Maple syrup was promoted in the 1800s as a slavery-free alternative to cane sugar: "Suffer not your cup to be sweetened by the blood of slaves." theatlantic.com/health/ar…
The rosy maple moth, native to North America, has a woolly body with delicate silky pink and yellow coloration. The moth's larval caterpillars are known as green-striped mapleworms and they feed on maple leaves. The larvae undergo five instars prior to adulthood whereupon they no longer feed. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dry…
The Canadian Silver Maple Leaf is actually really highly regarded compared to other silver currencies. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Can…
In 1964, Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson formed a committee to find a flag that would represent Canada and replace the Canadian Red Ensign. Over 4,000 submissions for Canada's new flag were received from all walks of life and after consideration, the red and white maple leaf was chosen pearsoncanadaschool.com/i…
Today I learned about the Big Maple Leaf coin. This was a set of six $1 million gold coins minted by the Royal Canadian Mint with each coin weighing 100 kilograms (220lb). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big…
Though sweet baked beans may come across as excessively sugary, or a product of the processed food industry, it is a traditional Native American dish. Originally sweetened using maple syrup, also a native product. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bak…
The Federation of Quebec Maple Syrup Producers has a β€œFort Knox” vault of Maple Syrup. A barrel is worth about $1,200 or $2.88 per pound which is 10-18 times the value of U.S. crude oil. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fed…
During the American Civil War, maple syrup was advertised as a socially responsible alternative to slave-produced cane sugar. adirondackalmanack.com/20…
In Japan people eat fried maple leaves as a snack kotaku.com/time-to-eat-fr…
Maple trees aren’t the only trees tapped for syrup. The sap from Pine, Birch and Black Walnut trees also produce edible syrup. npr.org/sections/thesalt/…
A man was fined $9.4 million and sentenced to 8 years in jail for stealing 3,000 tonnes of maple syrup which cost $18.7 million from Quebec reserve in 2012. time.com/4760432/maple-sy…
It takes 40 gallons of tree sap to make 1 gallon of maple syrup. tapmytrees.com/faq/
There is a metabolic disease known as Maple Syrup Urine Disease, in which the affected person's sweat and urine has a distinct maple sugar scent. medlineplus.gov/ency/arti…
In 2007, Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Brian Burke plotted to rent a barn and fight Edmonton Oilers GM Kevin Lowe over forward Dustin Penner’s contract. League commissioner Gary Bettman put an end to the plans by threatening to suspend them both indefinitely. edmontonjournal.com/sport…
There is a Canadian cartel which controls roughly 70% of the world's maple syrup production. It allocates production, sets prices, and maintains a strategic reserve of 40 million pounds of syrup to protect against market fluctuations. businessweek.com/printer/…
Despite not having won a Stanley cup in 52 years the Toronto Maple Leafs NHL team are still the second most winning franchise in league history with 13 Stanley Cups, behind the Montreal Canadiens with 24. statista.com/statistics/2…
Canadians make a candy called tire d'Γ©rable by pouring maple syrup on snow, then rolling it onto sticks. buttonsoup.ca/maple-taffy…
In 2006 a Norweigan coach gave a ski pole to a Canadian, allowing her to go on to win a silver medal. Canadians citizens were so touched they collectively gave him 5.2 tonnes of Maple Syrup. cccski.com/Events/Events-…
Abolitionists Used Maple Syrup in Their Cooking Because Molasses and Cane Sugar Were Both Slave Crops en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Map…
A 100 kg/220 lb 53cm/21 inch solid gold coin called "The Big Maple Leaf" was stolen from Berlin's Bode museum in 2017 using a wheelbarrow and ladder. Despite arrests, it is believed the coin (one of six minted) may have been cut or melted. The gold is worth ~$4.3 million bbc.co.uk/news/world-euro…
Today I learned of the Great Canadian Maple Syrup Heist in which nearly 3000 tons of maple syrup was stolen from a storage facility in Quebec valued at 18.7 million CAD wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_…
Bird's eye maple is a random occurence and there is no way to know if a tree will have that pattern in the wood until it's been felled. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bir…
The largest theft ever investigated by Quebec police was the "Great Maple Syrup Heist" in which 3,000 tonnes of maple syrup, worth $18.7 million, was extracted from 9,571 barrels and replaced with water. nationalpost.com/news/can…
Former Toronto Maple Leafs owner Harold Ballard once asked the arena superintendent if he could make pickles in the tank that circulated the cold mixture under the ice. pensionplanpuppets.com/20…
Marvin and Sandra Maple took their grandchildren away from their own kids for over 20 years before getting caught. Despite denial from their parents, the children claimed that they escaped, and changed their own names and identities because of how abusive their parents were to them. middletennesseemysteries.…
There is a disorder called Maple Syrup Disease that make your urine and sometimes body smell like maple syrup. wikipedia.org/wiki/Maple_…
There is mushroom that tastes exactly like maple syrup io9.gizmodo.com/chemists-…
Canada has a maple syrup cartel. washingtonpost.com/blogs/…
Maple syrup bottles have little handles on them because they originally came in 5lb containers that needed handles to hold, so when shrinking the bottle the handle was kept on because people associated the handle with that product. thekitchn.com/why-do-mapl…
Canadians eat maple syrup covered snow on a stick. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Map…

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